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Talk to your kids about philosophy while there’s still time
 
 
The Daily Owl 1-5-2018
The most effective people are introverts who are extroverted in small groups of people. Or very large ones.

A debate: What does it mean for the future of humanity if we soon share our living space with conscious machines?
A debate: What does it mean for the future of humanity if we soon share our living space with conscious
 
A debate: What does it mean for the future of humanity if we are soon sharing our living space with conscious machines?   
A debate: What does it mean for the future of humanity if we are soon sharing our living space with conscious machines? 
 
Sam Sifton wants home cooking to be more like jazz: out with recipes, in with improvisation. Is that a good idea for all of us?
Sam Sifton wants home cooking to be more like jazz: out with recipes, in with improvisation. Is that a good idea for all of
 
6 to 8 junior- (postdoc) and senior fellowships on transformations in science and technology
Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Käte Hamburger Kolleg Cultures of Research/ RWTH
 
If it weren’t for the fall of Rome, Walter Scheidel suggests, we’d all still be ploughing the fields, living in poverty, and dying young   
If it weren’t for the fall of Rome, Walter Scheidel suggests, we’d all still be ploughing the fields, living in poverty, and dying young 
 

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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.