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History of Philosophy 164 - Man and Superman: Gersonides and the Jewish Reaction to Averroes

History of Philosophy 164 - Man and Superman: Gersonides and the Jewish Reaction to Averroes | Philosophy Hub | Scoop.it

The super-commentator Gersonides and other Jews digest the ideas of Averroes.


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Nicola Lacey on H.L.A. Hart and Legal Positivism

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Nicola Lacey, author of a biography of the legal philosopher H.L.A. Hart, discusses his legal positivism with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

 

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Experimental Philosophy and the Notion of the Self

What is the field of experimental philosophy? Experimental philosophy is a relatively new field—one that just cropped up around the past ten years or so, and it's an interdisciplinary field, uniting ideas from philosophy and psychology. In particular, what experimental philosophers tend to do is to go after questions that are traditionally associated with philosophy but to go after them using the methods that have been traditionally associated with psychology.

 

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Marlo Perez's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:35 AM
time to read deeper..
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Philip Pettit on corporate rights and responsibilities

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This month, we sit down with Philip Pettit to discuss some of his work on whether corporations have rights.

 

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History of Philosophy 161 - He Moves in Mysterious Ways: Maimonides on Eternity

History of Philosophy 161 - He Moves in Mysterious Ways: Maimonides on Eternity | Philosophy Hub | Scoop.it

Peter tests different approaches to interpreting Maimonides, focusing on his discussion of the eternity of the world, which tries to settle the debate by declaring a draw.


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Pervasive sexual harassment within philosophy department

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The University of Colorado on Friday made public an independent investigation that found pervasive sexual harassment and bullying within the philosophy department, a report that has now led administrators to remove the chairman and suspend all graduate student admissions into the department until at least fall 2015.

 

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Everyone's Faust

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Goethe was a European celebrity by the age of twenty-five. He was a statesman and secret adviser to the court of Weimar, discoverer of the collarbone in cats, an avid botanist and mineralogist, and the author of a theory of colour which he regarded as more important than his literary works. He was a big thinker wary of big ideas, and the Germany of his time was swelling with them. Perhaps no work affords a better sense of his philosophical leanings than Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.

 

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T.M. Scanlon on What's Wrong with Inequality?

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Why do so many people object to inequality? Is there something intrinsically wrong with it? Is it wrong because it has bad consequences? Or is there nothing wrong with it?

 

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History of Philosophy 158 - Born Under a Bad Sign: Freedom and Astrology in Jewish Philosophy

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Abraham Ibn Ezra, Ibn Daud and Maimonides consider the philosophical implications of astrology as science flourishes in the Jewish culture of Andalusia.

 

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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:06 AM

Juutlainen filosofia jää kovin usein katveeseen.

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The Intersection of Neuroscience and Philosophy (Video)

Is there a science of the soul? Does how we think about the brain define how we think about ourselves?

 

Patricia Churchland, B. Phil., LLD (hon), Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy at UC San Diego, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD for a deeper look at the connections between neuroscience and philosophy.

 

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, February 14, 2014 8:28 AM

Há muitas interseções!

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Emma Borg on Language and Context

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What part does context play in determining the meaning of a sentence? Is there any room for literal meaning? Emma Borg discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

 

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Pedro Tavares's curator insight, January 9, 2014 4:10 AM

Os Significantes e os Significados. 

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What Is the Common Good?

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This article is adapted from a Dewey Lecture by Noam Chomsky at Columbia University in New York on Dec. 6, 2013.

 

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History of Philosophy 156 - Sarah Pessin on Jewish Neoplatonism (Podcast)

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Peter chats with Sarah Pessin about the Neoplatonism of Jewish philosophers such as Isaac Israeli, Ibn Gabirol, and Maimonides.

 

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Anscombe: Should We Use Moral Language?

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Anscombe thinks that our moral language was developed in a theistic context, and without a law-giver, the idea of a moral law or obligation doesn’t make sense. However, we can debate about what actions display “justice,” whether some action is “harmful,” whether some task was performed “well,” etc. There are lots of evaluative words that have established social contexts and can be used unproblematically, but they can’t be added up into some overall judgement that “This is good! You must do it!” …at least not without a lot of work into figuring out what constitutes human flourishing.

 

What she writes beyond that depends on her audience: In a Catholic journal, she has no problem doing ethics: Are we ever justified in killing innocents? Or in going to war? For her fellow analytic philosophers, she instead writes about how best to talk about our actions: Given that a particular action in a particular situation can be given innumerable descriptions, how do these all relate to each other? This, however is still relevant to ethics, in that we need to figure out how to talk about the intentions involved in an action in order to assess its morality.

 

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History of Philosophy 163 - Burnt Offerings: The Maimonides Controversy

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Maimonides’ works provoke a bitter dispute among Jews in France and Spain over the relation of philosophy to Judaism.

 

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John Skorupski on Normativity

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'Philosophy Bites is a podcast series' is a descriptive statement. 'You ought to tell the truth' is a normative one. But what is normativity? In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast  John Skorupski discusses this question with David Edmonds.

 

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History of Philosophy 162 - Sarah Stroumsa on Maimonides

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Sarah Stroumsa tells Peter about Maimonides' cultural surroundings and attitudes towards philosophy and the Islamic tradition.

 

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Philosophy Is Not a Science

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For roughly 98 percent of the last 2,500 years of Western intellectual history, philosophy was considered the mother of all knowledge. It generated most of the fields of research still with us today. This is why we continue to call our highest degrees Ph.D.'s, namely, philosophy doctorates. At the same time, we live an age in which many seem no longer sure what philosophy is or is good for anymore. Most seem to see it as a highly abstracted discipline with little if any bearing on objective reality - something more akin to art, literature or religion. All have plenty to say about reality. But the overarching assumption is that none of it actually qualifies as knowledge until proven scientifically.

 

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History of Philosophy 160 - The Great Eagle: Maimonides

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The great Jewish thinker and legal scholar Maimonides, and the philosophical ideas in his Mishneh Torah and Guide for the Perplexed.


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Sorry everyone, I seem to have missed a week's worth of podcasts. This means a lot of additions today so I guess there's some good along with the bad.
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Sartre on Freedom

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On Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Existentialism is a Humanism”, “Bad Faith”, and his play No Exit.

 

What is human nature? Sartre says that there isn’t one, but there is a universal human condition, which is our absolute freedom. This freedom is a basic certainty in our experience, and it comes out of the mere fact of our being able to will, so no subsequent alleged science can contradict it...

 

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History of Philosophy 159 - With All Your Heart: Ethics and Judaism

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Baḥya Ibn Paquda and Maimonides explore the ethical dimension of the Jewish scriptures and legal tradition.

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The person test (Podcast)

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Defining personhood has vexed thinkers since Ancient Greece. It’s one of those keystone questions with major moral, legal and political ramifications depending on the answer. Ticking the boxes seems a plausible method: sentient, conscious, communicates, has interests - must be a person. Hold your pencil; moral philosopher Timothy Chappell has other ideas as he tests the limits of philosophical reasoning.

 

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Paradoxes of consistency (Podcast)

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Imagine you’re a scientist and publish a huge book presenting the results of your research. You are exact in your methods, and to the best of your knowledge, everything you claim in the book is true. Nonetheless, you write the following in the preface: ‘Any mistakes in this book are mine and mine alone.’ Why think that it contains mistakes? Well, it almost certainly does; human beings are fallible, and every scientific book ever written contains some mistake or other. These things are difficult to write! But this raises an interesting paradox. On the one hand, if I were to list all the claims in the book, one by one, for each one, you would say that it was true. On the other, you readily acknowledge that there must be a mistake in there somewhere. It’s impossible for both of these things to be true: either every claim in the book is true, or at least one of the claims in the book is false. So what gives? Are you contradicting yourself?

 

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History of Philosophy 157 - Choosing My Religion: Judah Hallevi

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Judah Hallevi argues that Judaism has a better claim to belief than philosophy, Christianity, or Islam.

 

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Plato's Symposium (Podcast)

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Plato's Symposium, one of the Greek philosopher's most celebrated works. Written in the 4th century BC, it is a dialogue set at a dinner party attended by a number of prominent ancient Athenians, including the philosopher Socrates and the playwright Aristophanes. Each of the guests speaks of Eros, or erotic love. This fictional discussion of the nature of love, how and why it arises and what it means to be in love, has had a significant influence on later thinkers, and is the origin of the modern notion of Platonic love.

 

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