In a lengthy and readable manner, White (Arizona State University) provides a capable introduction to major political philosophers in the Western tradition. Generally, the text follows a traditional approach by surveying seminal ...
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Dr. Michael White was my professor at ASU for several classes. This should be an insightful work.
VideoYou won't be able to digest all these discussions in a single day or even a single week, but Cal Tech physicist and blogger Sean Carroll has posted the videos from his recent Moving Naturalism Forward workshop.
Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith.
In his most recent book, A Case for Irony, Jonathan Lear argues that becoming a human being is a difficult task, and that developing a capacity for irony is essential to doing it well.
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In “Cosmology: Out of the Darkness,” Matthew Chalmers discussed the current thinking of Brian Schmidt, who shared the Nobel prize in 2011 for discovering cosmic acceleration (actually, an inference based on light from ...
In 1998 scientists measuring the expansion of the Universe made a startling discovery: the Universe is accelerating. Previously, researchers believed that the expansion of the Universe would eventually slow under the influence of gravity.
You can download hundreds of Free Courses from Great Universities. (Perhaps you already knew that.) And that includes courses by some of the biggest minds teaching in philosophy. (Is that old news too?
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Balance Work with Life,' and, perhaps most critically important of all, 'How to Be Cool.' This seems like just the sort of institution which won't confront you with the sort of numerically rigorous, seemingly abstract math and science classes that...
A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (Free Press, 2012), by cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss, has been lauded to the skies by fellow atheists such as A.C. Grayling, Sam Harris...
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