2015 Tennessee Value & Agency (TVA) Conference: Knowledge & Agency

2015 Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Conference Knowledge and Agency September 4 & 5, 2015 1210 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee http://web.utk.edu/~philosop/TVA/conference.html   
2015 Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Conference Knowledge and Agency September 4 & 5, 2015 1210 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee http://web.utk.edu/~philosop/TVA/conference.html    [More]

Quantum Computing

[Revised entry by Amit Hagar and Michael Cuffaro on June 16, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Combining physics, mathematics and computer science, quantum computing has developed in the
[Revised entry by Amit Hagar and Michael Cuffaro on June 16, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Combining physics, mathematics and computer science, quantum computing has developed in the [More]

In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence

2015.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kendall L. Walton, In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence, Oxford University Press, 2015, 295pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN
2015.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kendall L. Walton, In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence, Oxford University Press, 2015, 295pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN [More]

We adore the poet who makes nature intelligible, &ldquo;and by so doing a part of our creative power,&rdquo; said <strong>W.B. Yeats</strong>. But is that a reason to adore Yeats?

We adore the poet who makes nature intelligible, &amp;ldquo;and by so doing a part of our creative power,&amp;rdquo; said W.B. Yeats. But is that a reason to adore
We adore the poet who makes nature intelligible, “and by so doing a part of our creative power,” said W.B. Yeats. But is that a reason to adore [More]

The challenges of translating Homer. How does one render magically appearing bathtubs or spears in two places at once? That depends. Is <em>The Iliad</em> <strong> art or accident</strong>?

The challenges of translating Homer. How does one render magically appearing bathtubs or spears in two places at once? That depends. Is The Iliad art or
The challenges of translating Homer. How does one render magically appearing bathtubs or spears in two places at once? That depends. Is The Iliad art or [More]

<strong>The story of Lewis Carroll</strong>: 98,721 letters sent or received, 3,000 photographs taken, a revolutionary imagination, an unknowable man

The story of Lewis Carroll: 98,721 letters sent or received, 3,000 photographs taken, a revolutionary imagination, an unknowable
The story of Lewis Carroll: 98,721 letters sent or received, 3,000 photographs taken, a revolutionary imagination, an unknowable [More]

Scientific Progress

[Revised entry by Ilkka Niiniluoto on June 15, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Science is often distinguished from other domains of human culture by its progressive nature: in contrast
[Revised entry by Ilkka Niiniluoto on June 15, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Science is often distinguished from other domains of human culture by its progressive nature: in contrast [More]

Measurement in Science

[New Entry by Eran Tal on June 15, 2015.] Measurement is an integral part of modern science as well as of engineering, commerce, and daily life. Measurement is often considered a hallmark of the
[New Entry by Eran Tal on June 15, 2015.] Measurement is an integral part of modern science as well as of engineering, commerce, and daily life. Measurement is often considered a hallmark of the [More]

Effective Altruist Philosophers

Alexander Dietz (USC) has put together a new website&amp;nbsp;promoting effective altruism amongst philosophers:Are you a philosopher who wants to make the world a better place? Make a public pledge to
Alexander Dietz (USC) has put together a new website promoting effective altruism amongst philosophers:Are you a philosopher who wants to make the world a better place? Make a public pledge to [More]

Genetically Modified Food

View image &amp;#124; gettyimages.com While the majority of scientists believe that genetically modified foods (or, more accurately, crops and animals) are safe for human consumption, there is
View image | gettyimages.com While the majority of scientists believe that genetically modified foods (or, more accurately, crops and animals) are safe for human consumption, there is [More]