Call for Papers: Defining Sport

May 21, 2014
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Originally posted on The Sports Ethicist:
Call for Papers: Book Chapters Working Title: “Defining Sport: Contemporary Explorations” Publisher: Proposal will be submitted to Lexington Books Editor: Shawn E. Klein, PhD; sklein@rockford.edu The focus of the book is to bring new scholarly attention to the issues and questions involved in defining and explaining the nature of…

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Tweet from @JustinCaouette

May 17, 2014
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Originally posted on the neuron club:
See on Scoop.it – Neural Sciences. Free will and neuroscience http://t.co/coQZNluNx2 via @JustinCaouette @SashDavenport See on twitter.com

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In Memoriam: Dennis Mckerlie (1948-2014)

May 12, 2014
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Sad News! From the University of Calgary Department Head, Nicole Wyatt: DENNIS MCKERLIE (1948-2014) I’m very saddened to share the news that Professor Dennis McKerlie passed away late last week. Dennis received his DPhil from Oxford in 1977 and joined the University of Calgary in 1984. He was a distinguished scholar, best known for his […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson and the value of philosophy

May 12, 2014
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Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Massimo Pigliucci It seems like my friend Neil deGrasse Tyson [1] has done it again: he has dismissed philosophy as a useless enterprise, and actually advised bright students to stay away from it. It is not the first time Neil has done this sort of thing, and he is…

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Is Dennett rethinking free will?

April 4, 2014
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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Reader Jiten called my attention to this post by Gregg Caruso on Flickers of Freedom about Dan Dennett’s comment on Free Will—a comment that appeared in a discussion in the journal Methode. I admit that I haven’t yet read Dan’s whole piece, but Caruso gives an interesting excerpt, which suggests…

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On the Benefits of Being a Philosophy Major

March 23, 2014
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Originally posted on Pleas and Excuses:
My fantastic colleague, Ty Fagan, made this graphic from recent data coming from the Educational Testing Service. I thought it was worth a blog post, because students interested in a philosophy major often ask me whether they should do a double-major or minor in “something more practical.” Often, business…

CFP: Synthese: Neuroscience and Its Philosophy

March 3, 2014
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Topic areas Philosophy of Cognitive Science Details The journal Synthese publishes a yearly issue on Neuroscience and Its Philosophy. In recent years, this has been perhaps the highest profile venue explicitly devoted to articles in the philosophy of neuroscience. For example, two papers published in the 2011 issue have already been anthologized. The 2013 issue […]

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