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Father of cognitive philosophy

Scottish philosopher David Hume was born on May 7, 1711. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy calls him 'The most important philosopher ever to write in English.' His father died just after Hume's second birthday.
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3:AM Magazine » Brain hammer

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Pete Mandik interviewed by Richard Marshall.

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Is Humility the Greatest Virtue?

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New psychological research shows a clear link between humility, as a personality characteristic, and helping, an action one does for the benefit of others.


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Changing The Brain to Enhance Well-Being, Happiness - Psych Central News

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A provocative new paper suggests people can take advantage of the brain’s neuroplasticity to train it to be more empathetic, appreciative and compassionate.


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Put Your Ethics Where Your Mouth Is

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Thousands of readers took us up on our challenge to make an ethical case for eating meat. Vote on the one you think makes the strongest case.
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[VIDEO] U.S. Military Creating Robot Warriors?


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LISBON TO SENDAI, NEW HAVEN TO FUKUSHIMA: THOUGHTS ON 3/11 - TREAT - 2012 - The Yale Review - Wiley Online Library

LISBON TO SENDAI, NEW HAVEN TO FUKUSHIMA: THOUGHTS ON 3/11 - TREAT - 2012 - The Yale Review - Wiley Online Library | A Metaphysical Set | Scoop.it

JOHN WHITTIER TREAT: Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale.

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The Rainbow as a Metaphor for Understanding Consciousness

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'The viewer doesn’t see the world; he is part of a world process.'...

 

The question of what makes us human has long occupied scientists and philosophers alike, and holding the promise of an answer is an understanding of consciousness.

 

Over at The New York Review of Books, Tim Parks talks to Riccardo Manzotti, a “radical externalist,” offers a model of consciousness he calls Spread Mind, proposing that consciousness is an intermediary between various distinct processes. The rainbow, he says, is the perfect example. 

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Philosophy without Intuitions: Herman Cappelen - Oxford University Press

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The standard view of philosophical methodology is that philosophers rely on intuitions as evidence.

 

Herman Cappelen is a professor of philosophy at the University of St Andrews, where he works at the Arché Philosophical Research Centre. He works in philosophy of language, philosophical methodology and related areas of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. He is the author of many papers and three books: Insensitive Semantics (with Ernest Lepore), Language Turned on Itself (with Ernest Lepore), and Relativism and Monadic Truth (with John Hawthorne).

 

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1: Intuitions in Philosophy: Overview and Taxonomy
Part I: The Argument from 'Intuition'-Talk
Introduction to Part I
2: 'Intuitive', 'Intuitively', 'Intuition', and 'Seem' in English
3: Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (I): A Defective Practice and the Verbal Virus Theory
4: Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (II): Some Strategies for Charitable Interpretation
Appendix to Chapter 4: Williamson on Intuition as Belief and Inclination to Believe
5: Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (III): Against the Explaining Away of Intuitions
Part II: The Argument from Philosophical Practice
Introduction to Part II
6: Centrality and Philosophical Practice
7: Diagnostics for Intuitiveness
8: Case Studies
9: Lessons Learned, Replies to Objections, and Comparison to Williamson
10: Conceptual Analysis and Intuitions
11: A Big Mistake: Experimental Philosophy
Bibliography
Index

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BBC - Films - Iris

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The award-winning story of the enduring love between the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from the romance of their early days at Oxford in the 1950s to her tragic death in 1999.

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Upcoming Shows | Philosophy Talk

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Next on Philosophy Talk is 'What is love?'

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Learning English - Words in the News - Bad manners means bad coffee!

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A coffee shop in England is refusing to serve any customer who places an order while talking on a mobile phone. Words in the News: Bad manners means bad coffee!
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離散数学パズルの冒険 - 「ユリイカ」「現代思想」の雑誌発行、人文諸科学の専門書の出版社「青土社」

離散数学パズルの冒険 - 「ユリイカ」「現代思想」の雑誌発行、人文諸科学の専門書の出版社「青土社」 | A Metaphysical Set | Scoop.it

Japanese version of HOW TO GUARD AN ART GALLERY AND OTHER DISCRETE MATHEMATICAL ADVENTURES by T.S.Michael.

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BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - In Our Time, Voltaire's Candide

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Voltaire's satirical novel Candide, published in 1759.
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Blackboard Rumble: Why Are Physicists Hating On Philosophy (and Philosophers)? : NPR

Blackboard Rumble: Why Are Physicists Hating On Philosophy (and Philosophers)? : NPR | A Metaphysical Set | Scoop.it
There are those in the physics community who have no room for philosophy. At stake in their stance is a critical question living deep in the foundations of modern physics: What are the limits of science?
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Audio Player | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

Martha Nusbaum: "The New Religious Intolerance"

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Wittgenstein’s forgotten lesson

Wittgenstein's philosophy is at odds with the scientism which dominates our times. Ray Monk explains why his thought is still relevant.
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philosophy bites: Philip Pettit on Republicanism

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What is republicanism? Philip Pettit discusses this important political tradition in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, emphasizing the centrality of a principle of non-domination.
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Is Philosophy a Science? Part 2: Science Helping Philosophy

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Michael Ruse: I will try to show how I think science can inform and help solve philosophical problems.


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Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: The Top 20 "General" Philosophy Journals

So with over 540 votes cast, here are the results:

1. Philosophical Review (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)

2. Nous loses to Philosophical Review by 308–153 3.Journal of Philosophy loses to Philosophical Review by 314–150, loses to Nous by 249–220...

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Philosophical Interventions: Martha C. Nussbaum - Oxford University Press

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This volume collects the notable published book reviews of Martha C. Nussbaum.

 

-This is the first volume to collect the influential book reviews of Martha Nussbaum.
-In Nussbaum's introduction to the volume, she will explain her selection of reviews and comment on the role of public intellectuals.

 

Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago

Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Love's Knowledge, Sex and Social Justice, Animal Rights (edited with Cass Sunstein), and From Disgust to Humanitiy, among many.

 

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The Reference Book: John Hawthorne - Oxford University Press

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How do language and thought connect to things in the world?

John Hawthorne(Oxford) and David Manley(University of Michigan) present an original treatment of the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive phenomenon of singular thought.

 

Contents

Part I: Against acquaintance
1: Introduction: reference and singular thought
2: A defense of liberalism
3: Epistemic acquaintance
Part II: Beyond acquaintance
4: From the specific to the singular
5: What 'the'?
6: Whither reference?
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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Philosophy of Sport - ABC Queensland - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

From changes of the guard in the Reds and the Roar to a lack of sports mentoring programs, the Philosophy of Sport panel have it covered.
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関西日仏学館 イベント シネクラブ特別企画:アラン・レネ特集

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1927年、京都に設立された関西日仏学館は、フランス大使館の文化ネットワークに属する、フランス政府公式の文化センターです。フランス語講座と文化活動を実施し、館内にはライブラリーやカフェ、ホールがあります。2009年12月には、フランス総領事館が館内に移転。関西日仏学館は、関西の中の小さなフランスです。...
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イギリス特派員募集:スペースアルク

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