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Essays that explore the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science, existentialism and rationality, the good and the bad – a rose by any other name . . .

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In this series, Paul looks at the seemingly intractable “Gettier Problem” and proposes that we focus on the belief condition as a way to solve it. 

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The Daily Owl 1-5-2018
The most effective people are introverts who are extroverted in small groups of people. Or very large ones.

University of Milan’s Francesco Guala Wins the 2018 Joseph B. Gittler Award
The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Professor Francesco Guala (University of Milan) has been awarded the 2018 Joseph B. Gittler Award for ... Read
The Why? Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life Podcast: Philosophy Outside Academia
by Jack Weinstein Philosophy needs ambassadors, not missionaries. Our profession has long regarded bringing people to philosophy as akin to saving their souls. Sometimes we ... Read
Who was Hans Asperger? A clinician doing his best in difficult circumstances? Or a Nazi who sent children to their deaths?
Who was Hans Asperger? A clinician doing his best in difficult circumstances? Or a Nazi who sent children to their
The Elements and Patterns of Being: Essays in Metaphysics
2018.12.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews D. C. Williams, The Elements and Patterns of Being: Essays in Metaphysics, A. R. J. Fischer (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2018,
Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy
[Revised entry by Natalie Stoljar on December 11, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Autonomy is usually understood by feminist writers in the same way that it is understood within moral

Love of Wisdom

2606-Jenn-1x1-125pxWhat is Philosophy? In this article, I take a stab at describing what philosophy is and what philosophers do. My goal is to give a brief primer on the topic for those who aren’t quite sure what this abstract discipline is all about.

ReflectionThe Value of Philosophy. If you’ve never studied philosophy before, you may not be quite sure why you should. In this article I explain why philosophy has been so important to me and how it is a critical discipline for any of us who cares about the life of the mind.

Grunge_Knowledge_sm What is Knowledge? Knowledge is at the root of many challenges we face in a given day. Once you get past basic survival, we’re confronted with knowledge issues on almost every front. We make knowledge decisions all day, every day and some of those decisions deeply impact our lives and the lives of those around us.