Educating for Intellectual Virtues

This conference will bring together education theorists, psychologists, and philosophers to discuss intellectual virtues and their role in educational theory and practice. Intellectual virtues are the character traits of a good thinker or learner. They include curiosity, wonder, attentiveness, intellectual perseverance, open-mindedness, creativity, intellectual courage, intellectual rigor, intellectual humility, and more. [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]

What Would You Do With 1 Million Dollars to Reform Education?

Intractable problems like fixing a troubled educational system benefit from the long conversation: thinkers from various fields bringing their knowledge to a disciplined, guided discussion about the problems and possible solutions. And philosophy is ideally suited to both guide and inform a discussion like this.
Intractable problems like fixing a troubled educational system benefit from the long conversation: thinkers from various fields bringing their knowledge to a disciplined, guided discussion about the problems and possible solutions. And philosophy is ideally suited to both guide and inform a discussion like this. [More]

Routledge Philosophy Journal Updates

Routledge Philosophy is celebrating the 90th volume of Australasian Journal of Philosophy with a virtual special issue, which includes a selection of articles and Editorial by Stewart Candlish.
Routledge Philosophy is celebrating the 90th volume of Australasian Journal of Philosophy with a virtual special issue, which includes a selection of articles and Editorial by Stewart Candlish. [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]

Evolution and Religious Belief

Does an evolutionary theory of religious belief undermine faith? This podcast explores that question.
Does an evolutionary theory of religious belief undermine faith? This podcast explores that question. [More]

March 19 2012: Week in Review

New and noteworthy philosophy from around the web. Global atheism, religious humans, faith as a delusion, slippery slopes, republicans and linguistics, evidence for bigfoot, moral monsters, JFK, existential psychology.
New and noteworthy philosophy from around the web. Global atheism, religious humans, faith as a delusion, slippery slopes, republicans and linguistics, evidence for bigfoot, moral monsters, JFK, existential psychology. [More]

The Moral Monster in All of Us

How do you help those in need? What is your responsibility? Peter Singer argues that the well-to-do should give a fair percentage of their income away and that failure to do so makes you a bad person. But things aren't always that simple.
How do you help those in need? What is your responsibility? Peter Singer argues that the well-to-do should give a fair percentage of their income away and that failure to do so makes you a bad person. But things aren't always that simple. [More]

Conspiracy Theory

Who killed JFK? Was it a conspiracy executed by top government officials or the lone act of a single man? Epistemology is an especially valuable discipline to utilize when examining conspiracy theories. Some may think it is an epistemic duty to dismiss conspiracy theories. However, if a cursory examination of the evidence suggests that a given theory is plausible, then intuition seems to dictate that we have an epistemic duty to examine the theory. [More]