The Art of Presentations

June 13, 2016
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Pat Kelly from the CBC gives an hilariously accurate account of qualities that comprise successful presentations.  The catch line is: “Thought Leader gives a talk that will inspire your thoughts.” Watch the video here. “Let’s look at the picture of the planet for no reason.” I take it that the definition of ‘success’ here simply […]

Is the Universe Part of the World?

June 11, 2016
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First let me head off the suspicion that I’ll be discussing some sort of weird idealist/massively subjectivist/etc metaphysics. I’m concerned with ‘world’ and ‘universe’ as they’re used by analytic metaphysicians, logicians, and philosophers of mathematics. In particular I’m concerned about the cardinalities of the domains of discourse assumed by some philosophers when dealing with, in […]

CFP: 2016 Northwest Philosophy Conference (Gonzaga)

June 10, 2016
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The 2016 Northwest Philosophy Conference will be held in Spokane Washington this year at the Gonzaga University Campus on October 14-15. I’ve presented at this conference several times and found it to of high quality, though they seem to have changed the format and there will be no commentators which I’m not sure I like very much. Here […]

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Philosopher’s Cocoon: Seeking Philosophical Mentors

June 9, 2016
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Helen De Cruz and Marcus Arvan are seeking mentors for their Philosopher’s Cocoon Job-Market Mentoring Project. The philosophy job market is a tough place (I’ve applied to a few jobs over the past year or so) and this project seeks to help as much as a project can help during this difficult process. Below is a […]

CFP: 2016 Workshop on Exploitation and Coercion (Carnegie Mellon University)

June 9, 2016
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You can find the original CFP here. Below is a summary of what can be found on the official workshop website. I love the workshop format and will be hosting a workshop in Calgary next spring tentatively titled: Ethics in the Age of Neuroscience (stay tuned for that call in the coming months). Thanks to Liam […]

Posted in: CFP, Ethics, Philosophy

CFP: WCPA submission deadline July 4th

June 7, 2016
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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta hosts the next Western Canadian Philosophical Association meeting on October 28-30th, 2016.  It is in conjunction with The Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy.  Here is the original CFP. Papers submissions are to be a maximum of 4000 words and presentable in 25-30 minutes.  Submissions should include […]

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Responsibility, Identity and Artificial Beings: Persons, Supra-Persons, and Para-Persons

June 2, 2016
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  Thanks to Justin Caouette for inviting me to the blog. I’ll start with a bit that draws ideas from a paper I’m working on for a book on Robot Ethics: The standard criteria for personhood are not obviously inherently impossible for AIs to obtain: they could be self-conscious, they could regard others as persons, they could […]

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