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The Daily Owl 3-18-2014
Useful fictions are only useful if we don't know they're fictions.

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When a Fundamentalist Finds Philosophy
I had grown up a Christian fundamentalist who generally had the world figured out by the time I was a teen and had my eyes firmly set on full time ministry. I took a required intro to philosophy class during my senior year at an ultra-conservative Baptist college by a professor who was not so conservative (and not so Baptist it turns out). I would never be the same.
What is Truth?
The question, "what is truth?" is as old as recorded time and one still worth asking. This article explores this question and provides some common responses as well as looking at recent developments.
Seize the New Year
I know themes of “self-actualization” and “authenticity” have turned into pop-psychological nonsense in recent days but the nonsense is a bastardization of ideas that are not only sensical but essential, I think, for human thriving. In this passage, Frankfurt briefly unpacks Baruch Spinoza’s idea of love and joy as a catalyst for determining how we ought to orient our lives.

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Summer School REDA Research Ethics in the Digital Age. Ethics for the Social Sciences and Humanities
Conference Name: Summer School REDA Research Ethics in the Digital Age. Ethics for the Social Sciences and Humanities in Times of Mediatization and Digitization Conference Dates: ​September 6-12,
Consciousness and Intention in Economics and Philosophy
We are happy to announce that Consciousness and Intention in Economics and Philosophy will be held at Kyoto Sangyo University (KSU) on the 12th and 13th, December 2015. We hope that it will be
Change, Resistance, and Collective Action in Southern Italy
Event name: Change, Resistance, and Collective Action in Southern Italy Event date: September 4, 2015 Event location: University of Kent, Darwin College, Peter Brown Room Event website:
Philosophy versus science versus politics
Philosophy versus science versus politics Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle We might hope that good arguments will eventually drive out bad arguments – in what Timothy Williamson calls “a

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altPhilosophy Graduate Placement Reports
Data on how philosophy majors place in jobs after they graduate. Reports cover MA as well as Ph.D. graduates.

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altUnlocking the Tension Between Faith and Reason
Essays that explore the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science, existentialism and rationality, the good and the bad – a rose by any other name . . .


altThe Gettier Problem: A Study 
In this series, Paul looks at the seemingly intractable “Gettier Problem” and proposes that we focus on the belief condition as a way to solve it. 

altTable Talk
Essays on important philosophical topics written in a way that even philosophers can understand. Hosted by Richard Pimentel.

altWhat’s Happening in Philosophy
Classic PNS essays on current events in philosophy. Since these are about the past, perhaps this feature should be called “What Happened in Philosophy.”


First, Philosophy

2606-Jenn-1x1-125pxWhat is Philosophy? In this article, we take a stab at describing what philosophy is and what philosophers do. Our goal is to give a brief primer on the topic for those who aren’t quite sure what this abstract discipline is all about.

Stylized_EyeThe Value of Philosophy. If you’ve never studied philosophy before, you may not be quite sure why you should. In this article I explain why philosophy has been so important to me and how it is a critical discipline for any of us who cares about the life of the mind.

Grunge_Knowledge_smWhat is Knowledge? Knowledge is at the root of many challenges we face in a given day. Once you get past basic survival, we’re confronted with knowledge issues on almost every front. We make knowledge decisions all day, every day and some of those decisions deeply impact our lives and the lives of those around us.

 

imageWhat is Truth? The question, "what is truth?" is as old as recorded time and one still worth asking. This article explores this question and provides some common responses as well as looking at recent developments.


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