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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

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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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Philosophical Biography and Autobiographical Philosophy

Philosophical Biography and Autobiographical Philosophy | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
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Is the biography of a philosopher relevant to an understanding of his philosophy? And is philosophy itself always somewhat autobiographical?

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Should Batman Kill the Joker? Perspectives from Five Famous Philosophers

Should Batman Kill the Joker? Perspectives from Five Famous Philosophers | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Tauriq Moosa, an ethicist writing for the site Big Think, recently posted a thought piece titled Why Batman Should Kill the Joker.
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Introducing Wireless Philosophy: An Open Access Philosophy Project

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“Wireless Philosophy,” or Wiphi, is an online project of “open access philosophy” co-created by Yale and MIT that aims to make fundamental philosophical concepts accessible by “making videos that are freely available in a form that is entertaining” to people “with no background in the subject.” To accomplish this goal, they have contracted with an impressive range of professors of philosophy from prestigious universities across the country. Wiphi is still very much a work-in-progress, but they currently feature some interesting introductions to classical philosophical issues. 

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Philosophy isn't dead yet

Philosophy isn't dead yet | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Raymond Tallis: Far from having replaced metaphysics, science is in a mess and needs help. Einstein saw it coming
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Philosophy of Religion and TOK

This blog is for students who may be new to the topic of philosophy of religion. It is especially aimed at those who are following the A-level OCR Religious Studies course, but I intend it not to be limited to purely topics on the specification. I keep it updated with material, usually things I am thinking about because I am looking at them in class with my students.

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This website looks like it might have some useful stuff for people at A level or equivalent

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Philosophy Stories

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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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Radical thinkers: Alain Badiou's Ethics

Peter Hallward of Kingston University discusses how Badiou's ideas resonate today
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Reading & Writing Philosophy

"Independent reading is not merely the ability to decode a text with minimal errors. Nor is it simply the ability to answer correctly the teacher's questions..."
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What Do Most Philosophers Believe? A Wide-Ranging Survey Project Gives Us Some Idea

What do most philosophers believe? The question may only interest other philosophers—and when it comes to such esoteric concerns as the “analytic synthetic distinction,” this is probably true.
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Philosophical Weblogs

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This is a list of weblogs that are devoted to topics in and around analytic philosophy, or that are by analytic philosophers.

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The historic Chomsky-Foucault debate

The historic Chomsky-Foucault debate | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
Excerpts from the Foucault-Chomsky debate on human nature and power have circulated online for years — now it’s available in full for the first time.
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Video Resources for Philosophy & Religion Students

Video Resources for Philosophy & Religion Students | Digital Philosophy | Scoop.it
From staff at the University of Gloucestershire
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