- “Despite the efforts of ‘science’, two definitions of death live side by side to this day” — Sharon Kaufman (UCSF) on the complications of death
- “Being ‘great’ in the sense of ‘the Great Philosophers’ isn’t really about being good at thinking” — Michael Huemer (Colorado) on why the great philosophers were bad philosophers
- “I believe most of these people are genuinely confused about how science works” — Sabine Hossenfelder (Frankfurt) thinks the public–especially climate change deniers–need to hear more from philosophers of science
- “To further discussion on philosophical problems that arise in the study of games” — did you know about the Game Philosophy Network?
- “Science has not refuted free will, after all. In fact, it actually offers arguments in its defense” — Christian List (LSE) on how “an agent’s future choices can be open at a psychological level even if the underlying physics is deterministic”
- Academic Placement Data and Analysis continues its comparisons of philosophy PhD programs — Miami, DePaul, Georgetown, and Arizona are among the recent programs looked at
- Academia is “the last bulwark of serious evidence-based discussion” — a profile of Onora O’Neill in Times Higher Ed
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What an absolute load of rubbish that Huemer piece is!Report