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Socratic Gambit

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If I am not reading philosophy, chances are I am playing chess. So when I found this piece - on the fateful day the game got a new world champion - mixing chess and Socrates, I thought I would share it with you.

 

Source : chesscafe.com


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Crimes Against Humanities

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Science goes where it doesn’t belong.

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Mary-Catherine Harrison's curator insight, November 20, 2013 10:46 AM

"It is the irreducible reality of inwardness, and its autonomy as a category of understanding, over which Pinker, in his delirium of empirical research, rides roughshod. The humanities are the study of the many expressions of that inwardness."

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Humanities Crisis Mad Libs - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

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Humanities Crisis Mad Libs
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Sometime last week, maybe after reading this piece in The New York Times, I noticed that coverage on the “crisis” in the humanities had taken on an all-too-familiar tone.
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Leaving academia: 'I can offer more to the public outside university system'

Leaving academia: 'I can offer more to the public outside university system' | Philosophy Matters | Scoop.it
A burden lifted once she escaped the ivory tower, says Constantina Katsari – and a 'meaningful life' awaits her (RT @SergioBrasini: Leaving academia: 'I can offer more to the public outside university system' http://t.co/baUH1t35u6...
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Unthinkable: Was Socrates right about the unexamined life?

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A new weekly philosophy column begins with a Greek classic (The Irish Times launches a new weekly philosophy column in honor of World Philosophy Day.

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The adjunct crisis – an infographic | Progressive Geographies

The adjunct crisis – an infographic | Progressive Geographies | Philosophy Matters | Scoop.it
Described as a ‘crisis’, but likely a deliberate structural adjustment in North American higher education. via The adjunct crisis – an infographic | Progressive Geographies.
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Machiavelli Was Right

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The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care.

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Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea

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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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The Public Option for Higher Education | Dissent Magazine

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Top-level lawmakers are finally turning their attention to the student debt crisis. On August 22, President Obama announced a plan to “fundamentally rethink how higher education is paid for in this country.” A few weeks before, ...
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Essay on what's missing in discussion of the humanities

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Too much discussion of the humanities and its alleged irrelevance ignores history, writes Michael Roth.

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Dena Wortzel's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:50 PM

In the public humanties, we take what Roth describes as the value of a humanities-rich education and serve the public outside the confines of the classroom. To strengthen community life, we need libraries,  museums and civic groups engaging citizens in thoughtful discussion.

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The Decline of Humanities | Talking Philosophy

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One of the current narratives is that the humanities are in danger at American universities. Some schools are cutting funding for the humanities while others are actually eliminating majors and departments.
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Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried

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A recent report reveals that only 12% of third year female PhD students want a career in academia.
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Philographics: When Philosophy meets Graphic Design

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Philographics by Genis Carrera is a graphic design project that simplifies the complex philosophical theories making it easily understandable for everyone.

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Should Batman Kill the Joker? Perspectives from Five Famous Philosophers

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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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On The Inadequacy Of The Empiricist Tradition In Western Philosophy

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The empiricist tradition of philosophy needs a rethink, according to theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman.


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Nima Dehghani's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:08 AM

Among the theoretical biologists, Kauffman surly stands out as a revolutionary thinker. Undoubtedly, the common roots of the scientific vision, that he advocates, and his philosophical perspective are intertwined. This piece reflects upon that notion.