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Why should we care about philosophy? | Angie Hobbs

Why should we care about philosophy? | Angie Hobbs | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it

This week we are talking to Angie Hobbs, the UK’s first Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy.

 

The world seems divided into the relevant and the irrelevant. Doctors are relevant, given how much we treasure our health. Lawyers are relevant too, given how much we value our property. Even economists are relevant, given our strangely unquenchable desire to witness the past being predicted with deadly accuracy. But philosophers? Not so much, it seems.

 

Angie believes, however, that philosophy anchors our human experience: “ it’s where we find the principles on which we build our knowledge, the tools to critical thinking and the keys to a more fulfilled life ”, she explains in this week's ReThink clip,

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Philosophy's Popularity Soars: Devotees Find It's More Than 'An Interesting Path to Poverty'

Philosophy's Popularity Soars: Devotees Find It's More Than 'An Interesting Path to Poverty' | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
When students decide to major in philosophy, they are often greeted with shock, bewilderment and parental dismay. And always a few jokes. Such as: “How do you get a group of philosophers off your doorstep? You order pizza and then throw it outside your yard.”
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How to be a high impact philosopher

That’s an understatement. It might be surprising to think of a career as a philosopher as a potentially high impact ethical career - the sort of career that enables one to do a huge amount of good in the world. But I don’t think that philosophy’s impracticality is in the nature of the subject-matter. In fact, I think that research within certain areas of philosophy is among some of the most important and practical research that one can do. This shouldn’t be surprising when one considers that philosophy is the only subject that addresses directly the fundamental practical question: what ought I to do?

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Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea

Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Michelle Sowey: Studying philosophy cultivates doubt without helplessness, and confidence without hubris. I’ve watched children evolve to be more rational and open-minded because of it
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Notes on Descartes' Second Meditation

1. Things to look out for: (i) The interaction of supposition with commitment: how much of the apparent commitment here is within the scope of the supposition; how much outside its scope? (ii) The ...
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We need to talk about Hegel

We need to talk about Hegel | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
A funny thing happened on the way to the federal election: someone mentioned Hegel.
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The Daily Habits of Highly Productive Philosophers: Nietzsche, Marx & Immanuel Kant

The Daily Habits of Highly Productive Philosophers: Nietzsche, Marx & Immanuel Kant | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how famous philosophers from the past spent their many hours of tedium between paradigm-smashing epiphanies?
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9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought experiments with downright disturbing implications.
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Toon Mojoham's curator insight, September 30, 2013 10:16 PM

nice guys.  check it out. 

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Without conversation, philosophy is dogma

Without conversation, philosophy is dogma | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Philosophy should be conversation, not dogma – face-to-face talk about our place in the cosmos and how we should live
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Because Zarathustra has to come down from the mountain sometime... 

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Pedro Tavares's curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:14 AM

Let´s talk about....

Toon Mojoham's curator insight, September 26, 2013 5:27 AM

A truely interesting article.  Is philosophy best done alone or done via converse. 

 

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Centre for Digital Philosophy: Projects

Centre for Digital Philosophy: Projects | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it

A range of digital tools and services supporting the academic study of philosophy including paper archives, events, and job advertisements.

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Walter Kaufmann’s Classic Lectures on Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960)

Walter Kaufmann’s Classic Lectures on Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960) | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Walter Kaufmann spent 33 years (1947-1980) teaching philosophy at Princeton.
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Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, medicine, the prison system, and the function of sexuality in social organizations.
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Pedro Tavares's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:30 AM

alguns artigos bem interessantes...

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The Fragmentary, Mystical Thought of Walter Benjamin Presented by Two Experimental Films

The Fragmentary, Mystical Thought of Walter Benjamin Presented by Two Experimental Films | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Literary theorist and scholar Walter Benjamin was part of a small but incredibly significant cohort of German-Jewish intellectuals who fled the Nazis in the thirties.
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Medieval Philosophers - Timeliner

TimeMapper is a project of Open Knowledge Foundation through OKFNLabs and the Source Code is available to use. TimeMapper is open-source. You can find details onCopyright and License.

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Hear Michel Foucault Deliver His Lecture on “Truth and Subjectivity” at UC Berkeley, In English (1980)

Hear Michel Foucault Deliver His Lecture on “Truth and Subjectivity” at UC Berkeley, In English (1980) | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Michel Foucault first arrived at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. By this time, he was already a celebrity in France.
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BBC Four - The Joy of Logic

BBC Four - The Joy of Logic | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Professor Dave Cliff tells the story of the quest for certainty and sound reasoning.
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Machiavelli Was Right

Machiavelli Was Right | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care.
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Philosopher's Annual

ten best philosophy articles of the year
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philosophy bites: What is Philosophy?

philosophy bites: What is Philosophy? | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
We asked a range of Philosophy Bites interviewees the simple question 'What is Philosophy?'...Here are some of their answers: Listen to What is Philosophy? The Philosophy Bites podcast is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.
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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:56 AM

Jos kuuntelet mieluummin kuin luet - podcastin aiheena on, mitä on filosofia.

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Philosophy - a Discovery in Comics

Philosophy - a Discovery in Comics | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
A fun introduction in comics to deep thinking and the history of Philosophy! What is Thinking? And how does our thinking set us apart from other animals?
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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:02 AM

Haluan tämän!!!! Hintakaan ei vaikuta pahalta. (Tämä ei ole maksettu mainos, kuvat vaan olivat mainioita.)

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Philosophy Stories

Philosophy Stories | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Tales from the lives of Western Philosophers
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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, September 28, 2013 9:26 AM

Murhattiinko Descartes? Oliko Nietzschellä kuppa? Näistä ja vähän muistakin asioista tarinointia.

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shcoking...
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Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975)

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975) | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
In Simone de Beauvoir’s 1945 novel The Blood of Others, the narrator, Jean Blomart, reports on his childhood friend Marcel’s reaction to the word “revolution”: It was senseless to try to change anything in the world or in life; things were bad...
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Rationally Speaking: Welcome to Philosophyland!

Rationally Speaking: Welcome to Philosophyland! | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it

"You already know that Philosophyland is an awe-inspiring landscape with sceneries that seem impossible, marvellous fruits of thought that grow nowhere else, and astounding flowers of imagination that look more real than reality itself. You probably also know that most of the places where new discoveries can be made are highly inaccessible. Your perseverance and your mental strength will be put to test repeatedly.

It is now time to tell you something that you have not been told before, since we prefer to talk as little as possible about it. It is my duty to inform you that Philosophyland is also a highly dangerous territory. Some have permanently lost their sense of orientation here, others have disappeared mysteriously, and a few have even lost their minds. I am now going to inform you about the dangerous entities and places in Philosophyland. Before doing so, let me assure you that they can all be averted. You should always heed the warnings of your personal guide, the supervisor. When you find yourself in danger, never hesitate to call for help. If you wait too long it may be too late."

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3quarksdaily: Daniel Dennett's Faustian bargain

3quarksdaily: Daniel Dennett's Faustian bargain | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it

We tend to assume that solutions to philosophical problems look like scientific ones, only with airtight a priori arguments instead of fallible empirical ones. Whether our answer be positive or negative (i.e., that there is or can be no such thing as, say free will), successful problem-solving results in a discovery that something is the case, and characteristically philosophical knowledge of why this is... But what else could a problem be?

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Mark Waser's curator insight, September 17, 2013 3:44 PM

A good review of an excellent book.

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Keywords Project | Conversation with Jacques Derrida Video

Keywords Project | Conversation with Jacques Derrida Video | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
The Keywords Project is a collaborative research initiative investigating 'key' words prominently used in social debate in English.
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