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Was Wittgenstein Right?

The man who insisted that Western philosophy was based in confusion and wishful thinking is not popular among philosophers. But he should not be dismissed.
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Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy. Maybe they should. Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year significantly boosted their math and literacy skills
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Ontology Plays a Part in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Project - DATAVERSITY

Ontology Plays a Part in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Project - DATAVERSITY | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
How do you define “basic services”? What’s the difference between them and “essential services”? What is meant by terms like “natural capital”, “raw material” or “essential medicines”? How do these all fit into an ontology?
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How Can I Know Anything at All? BBC Animations Feature the Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Hume, Popper & More

How Can I Know Anything at All? BBC Animations Feature the Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Hume, Popper & More | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it

How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is the self? How do I live a good life? What is love? We’ve all asked these questions, if only within our heads, and recently a series of BBC animations written by philosopher Nigel Warburton and narrated by a variety of celebrities have done their level best to answer them–or at least to point us in the direction of answering them for ourselves by not just telling but wittily showing us what great minds have thought and said on the issues before we came along. 

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LRB · Bernard Williams · On Hating and Despising Philosophy

LRB · Bernard Williams · On Hating and Despising Philosophy | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
As long as there has been such a subject as philosophy, there have been people who hated and despised it. I do not want to exaggerate, in a self-pitying or self-dramatising way, the present extent or intensity of this dislike; I am not thinking of the philosopher as emblematically . . .
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Open Commons of Phenomenology

Open Commons of Phenomenology | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
The Open Commons of Phenomenology are a community-led academic endeavour to host in open access the full corpus of public domain or otherwise openly licensed phenomenological source texts, to provide an exhaustive, harvestable bibliographical database of phenomenological literature (primary and secondary), and to provide digital curation tools such as advanced search, bibliometric analysis, annotations, social sharing, etc.
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Stop making fun of philosophy and read some philosophy

Stop making fun of philosophy and read some philosophy | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
You will be smarter and better for it. We all will.
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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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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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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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Essential Movies for a Student of Philosophy - Movie List

Essential Movies for a Student of Philosophy - Movie List | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Essential Movies for a Student of Philosophy, one of thousands of movie lists from "Best of" to "Top 10s" written by people who love film on mubi.com.
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Crash Course Philosophy: Hank Green’s Fast-Paced Introduction to Philosophy Gets Underway on YouTube

Crash Course Philosophy: Hank Green’s Fast-Paced Introduction to Philosophy Gets Underway on YouTube | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Vlogbrothers and 'Nerdfighter' online personalities Hank and John Green set about conquering the world of educational media a few years ago---while also writing bestselling novels, recording popular albums, and creating startups and charitable organizations on the side.
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Instituut voor Toegepaste Filosofie's curator insight, February 26, 4:39 AM
Zo wordt het leuk om aan filosofie te beginnen!
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Dark Star (1974): Phenomenology and the End

*** This video is also on http://vimeo.com/channels/moviemoments/86186993 *** Commander Powell suggests to Doolittle to teach phenomenology to the impatient ...
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Top 10 Living Philosophers to Read Today

Top 10 Living Philosophers to Read Today | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Are there any living philosophers? From philosophy of mind to language, from logic to feminism, get to know some of the world's brightest intellects.
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Sea of Faith.1 - Don Cupitt - Documentary : (Galileo, Descartes, Pascal) - YouTube

The Mechanical Universe. Galileo Galilei, René Descartse and Blaise Pascal & his 'Pensées' all feature in this the 1st episode of 'Sea of Faith'. Don Cupitt ...
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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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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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