5-year post-doc fellowship

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4-year PhD fellowship

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Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy of Medicine

2015.02.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman, Gérard Lambert, and Marc Silberstein (eds.), Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy
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2015.02.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman, Gérard Lambert, and Marc Silberstein (eds.), Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy of Medicine, Springer, 2015, 211pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789401788861. Reviewed by Robert L. Perlman, University of Chicago From the Hippocratic Oath to the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki, the philosophy of medicine has been dominated by medical ethics. Recently, however, there has been increased interest in other philosophical issues in medicine, especially in ontological and epistemological questions. Medicine raises the overarching question of the meaning of health and disease, and provides rich case studies that bear on broader issues in the philosophy of science, including causation, reduction, and the mind/body relationship. Moreover, philosophical analyses have important implications for medicine. Clarifying diagnostic categories and methods of diagnosis,. . .

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Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice

2015.02.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sungmoon Kim, Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 321pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.02.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sungmoon Kim, Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 321pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107641211. Reviewed by Loubna El Amine, Georgetown University Sungmoon Kim's book offers an important and passionate defense of democracy, especially as it applies to East Asian countries. It moves the current debate on the topic from the question of whether democracy is relevant to, and compatible with, the East Asian context, to the question of "the particular mode of Confucian democracy" that is suitable for East Asia (247). In other words, the starting premise of Kim's inquiry is the simple fact that democracy does already exist in that part of the world, including in South Korea, Taiwan, and ("arguably," according to Kim), in Hong Kong (247). The question then is, what form of democracy does, will, and should work in East Asia? Kim's central argument is that in East. . .

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Worried well

At least since Kant said the “true strength of virtue is a tranquil mind” anxiety has been something to avoid. Was he wrong?…
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At least since Kant said the “true strength of virtue is a tranquil mind” anxiety has been something to avoid. Was he wrong?… more»

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History of love songs

“Love shook my senses, / Like wind crashing on the mountain oaks.” Taylor Swift? No, Sappho. The love song is a timeless form…
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“Love shook my senses, / Like wind crashing on the mountain oaks.” Taylor Swift? No, Sappho. The love song is a timeless form… more»

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Evolution catechism

Darwin didn’t argue with politicians. But politicians tangle with him. Indeed, Evolution is a litmus test: Do you stand with reason even if it costs votes?…
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Darwin didn’t argue with politicians. But politicians tangle with him. Indeed, Evolution is a litmus test: Do you stand with reason even if it costs votes?… more»

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Question about Ethics, Value - Charles Taliaferro responds

I would like to know if duty implies value. If I have the duty to take care of my daughter, does that imply that it is better that I take care of her than that I don't? If two people promise each
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I would like to know if duty implies value. If I have the duty to take care of my daughter, does that imply that it is better that I take care of her than that I don't? If two people promise each other to meet that evening, is it then better (at least, according to their promises) that they meet? If I have the duty to join my country's army, is it better that I do than that I don't? Thank you. Response from: Charles Taliaferro Great questions. Many philosophers recognize that we have multiple duties which sometimes conflict. And they also recognize different degrees of complexity that come with duties. So, in a parent-daughter relationship, it is widely acknowledged that a parent does have a duty to take care of her and thus, it is recognized that, other things being equal, it is better to care for her than not but some of the following circumstances can come into play: imagine that there are great social and political forces that would make it fatal if the parent comes forward. . .

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Elphinstone PhD Scholarship in Epistemology of Perception at the University of Aberdeen

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Are Eternalist Worlds are Too Valuable?

Let a possible world w include 100 happy people that exist for 10 minutes and then cease existing. 1. w includes 100 happy people existing for 10 minutes only. The value of w, I think, is ten times
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Let a possible world w include 100 happy people that exist for 10 minutes and then cease existing. 1. w includes 100 happy people existing for 10 minutes only. The value of w, I think, is ten times the value of w’ in which 100 happy people exist for 1 minute and then cease existing. [...]

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