During his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Marco Rubio made the dubious (and grammatically unsound) assertion that “we need more welders and less philosophers.” Bill Miller cl… Learn more.
Philosophy has deep roots, with a clear historical evolution. It is about knowledge, and the argument for why (and how) we exist in the first place. Western Philosophy is considered by many to be the foundation … Learn more.
Scientists now know that the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies. It’s a mind-scrunchingly big place, very different to the conception of the universe we had when the world’s major religions were foun… Learn more.
Young people today are constantly at risk of indoctrination – whether deliberate or inadvertent. This can be by advertisers, politicians, religious extremists or the media – and can make it hard for young people to… Learn more.
Philosophy has a reputation for its striking lack of diversity. The discipline is short on women and, more notably, short on black and minority ethnic representation. For the past few years, this topic has been a subj… Learn more.
Philosophy has been a favorite whipping boy in the culture wars since 399 B.C., when an Athenian jury sentenced Socrates to death. Nowadays, philosophers are no longer accused of “corrupting the youth.” Instead, a su… Learn more.
There are questions that have plagued mankind since the beginning of time: How did we begin? What drives our universe? What is our purpose? Where are we headed? All the great philosophers have tried to answer these que… Learn more.
Defining terms: Cosmology: What ignited and drives the cosmic order? Prime Mover: The Aristotelian term for the unknown hypothesized entity/dynamic at the core of cosmology. Note that in Aristotelian philosophy the Pri… Learn more.
[caption id="attachment_197" align="aligncenter" width="680"] David Birnbaum’s Quest for Potential∞ dynamic[/caption] Defining terms: Cosmology: What ignited and drives the cosmic order? Prime Mover: The Aristot… Learn more.
I was browsing through this year's Proceedings & Addresses of the APA this morning, and reading some of the addresses--particularly the ones by Sally Haslanger, Elizabeth Anderson, and Amelie Rorty--got me thinki… Learn more.