What Are Human Rights?

Tim Dare considers how far human rights claims can
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Tim Dare considers how far human rights claims can stretch.

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The Absolute In-Practice Human Right Against Torture

Ian Fishback argues that torture should never be allowed in
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Ian Fishback argues that torture should never be allowed in practice.

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Hens, Ducks, & Human Rights In China

Vittorio Bufacchi & Xiao Ouyang discuss some philosophical & linguistic
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Vittorio Bufacchi & Xiao Ouyang discuss some philosophical & linguistic difficulties.

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Virtual Colloquium: H.D.P. Burling, “Anselm, not Alston: The Reference of ‘God’ Revisited.”

Welcome to the first Virtual Colloquium of the spring term! Today’s paper is “Anselm, not Alston: The Reference of ‘God’ Revisited” by H.D.P. Burling. Hugh Burling is a
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Welcome to the first Virtual Colloquium of the spring term! Today’s paper is “Anselm, not Alston: The Reference of ‘God’ Revisited” by H.D.P. Burling. Hugh Burling is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Visiting Graduate Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. He [...]

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Is There A Human Right To Internet Access?

Jesse Tomalty considers what human rights are and how they’re
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Jesse Tomalty considers what human rights are and how they’re justified.

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News: February/March 2017

Irish President calls for more philosophy in schools • Judge rules on chimpanzee rights • Derek Parfit and Zygmunt Bauman dead — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Katy
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Irish President calls for more philosophy in schools • Judge rules on chimpanzee rights • Derek Parfit and Zygmunt Bauman dead — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Katy Baker

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The Analects of Dasan, Volume 1: A Korean Syncretic Reading

2017.01.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeong Yak-yong (Dasan), The Analects of Dasan, Volume 1: A Korean Syncretic Reading, Hongkyung Kim (tr. and comm.), Oxford
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2017.01.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeong Yak-yong (Dasan), The Analects of Dasan, Volume 1: A Korean Syncretic Reading, Hongkyung Kim (tr. and comm.), Oxford University Press, 2016, 260pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190624996. Reviewed by Richard Kim, Saint Louis University Even among contemporary Western philosophers with an interest in East Asian philosophy, there are relatively few who are familiar with the works of Jeong Yak-yong (Dasan, 1762-1836), arguably the most brilliant mind in Korean intellectual history. The neglect of Dasan is in part due to the lack of English translations of his works. Hongkyung Kim's translation and commentary is an important step toward introducing the writings of one of the most outstanding thinkers in Korean history. This book is the first of a six-volume set that will offer a complete English translation of Dasan's commentary on the Analects. This first volume covers Dasan's commentaries on Analects 1.1. . .

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Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

2017.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andy Clark, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind, Oxford University Press, 2016, 401pp., $29.95 (hbk),
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2017.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andy Clark, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind, Oxford University Press, 2016, 401pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190217013. Reviewed by Michael Rescorla, University of California, Los Angeles Andy Clark's new book advances a sweeping vision of the mind as geared most fundamentally towards prediction error minimization. When we interact with the world, we have expectations regarding what sensory input we will receive. The expectations differ to a greater or lesser extent from actual sensory input. The mind strives to minimize prediction error, bringing expected sensory input into better alignment with actual sensory input. This picture informs a class of Predictive Processing (PP) models that have attracted much attention within psychology and neuroscience. Clark wants us to know about these models and to appreciate their implications. He applies the PP framework to perception, motor. . .

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The declining authority of statistics &ndash; and the experts who analyze them &ndash; is at the heart of the crisis of liberal democracy. Welcome to the <strong>post-statistical society</strong>

The declining authority of statistics &amp;ndash; and the experts who analyze them &amp;ndash; is at the heart of the crisis of liberal democracy. Welcome to the post-statistical
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The declining authority of statistics – and the experts who analyze them – is at the heart of the crisis of liberal democracy. Welcome to the post-statistical society

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