The Daily Owl 10-8-2013

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. (Russell)
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. (Russell) [More]

The Daily (Guest) Owl 9-29-2013

I could care less about magicians in general. What I hate is people who exploit other people. . . . By taking advantage of their weaknesses. Their need to believe in something that's unexplainable in order to make their lives more bearable. (Dylan Rhodes)
I could care less about magicians in general. What I hate is people who exploit other people. . . . By taking advantage of their weaknesses. Their need to believe in something that's unexplainable in order to make their lives more bearable. (Dylan Rhodes) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-20-2013

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. (Russell)
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. (Russell) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-5-2013

“If the world is ambiguous, it is because those of us who live in it are faced with a number of interpretations of it, and of ourselves, that are each capable of rational support, and which are each held by people who need not have violated any doxastic obligations in adhering to them.”
“If the world is ambiguous, it is because those of us who live in it are faced with a number of interpretations of it, and of ourselves, that are each capable of rational support, and which are each held by people who need not have violated any doxastic obligations in adhering to them.” [More]

The Daily Owl 8-24-2013

"Expertise is understanding all the exceptions to the rule, and having novel opinions about when to deviate from the generalizations."
"Expertise is understanding all the exceptions to the rule, and having novel opinions about when to deviate from the generalizations." [More]

Good read -- review of McGrath's new biography on Lewis

Anthony Kenny looks at what McGrath has to say about Lewis
Anthony Kenny looks at what McGrath has to say about Lewis [More]

Intellectual Virtues and Education Project on NPR

Earlier this month we introduced the Intellectual Virtues and Education Project led by Dr. Jason Baehr of Loyola Marymount University. The project focuses on building an educational model grounded on virtue epistemology. NPR picked up the story and interviewed Dr. Baehr about the project. We’re reposting that short interview here.
Earlier this month we introduced the Intellectual Virtues and Education Project led by Dr. Jason Baehr of Loyola Marymount University. The project focuses on building an educational model grounded on virtue epistemology. NPR picked up the story and interviewed Dr. Baehr about the project. We’re reposting that short interview here. [More]

The Atlantic Speculates on Wittgenstein and the Higgs Boson

The Atlantic Speculates on Wittgenstein and the Higgs Boson
The Atlantic Speculates on Wittgenstein and the Higgs Boson [More]

Want to reduce cognitive bias? Think in a foreign language

Want to reduce cognitive bias? Think in a foreign language
Want to reduce cognitive bias? Think in a foreign language [More]

Week in Review: June 11, 2012

Some stuff of fun and interest. What can you do with a philosophy degree? Krauss' dismissal of philosophy. Guy Harrison's new book. Lingerie on a virtual woman. A hierarchical list of disagreements. What is tolerance? Socrates, the dialectic, and the US Supreme Court.
Some stuff of fun and interest. What can you do with a philosophy degree? Krauss' dismissal of philosophy. Guy Harrison's new book. Lingerie on a virtual woman. A hierarchical list of disagreements. What is tolerance? Socrates, the dialectic, and the US Supreme Court. [More]