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  1. Bert: “‘When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you’ — Friedrich Nietzsche” — Elmo: “The abyss can see Elmo? Hello, abyss! Everybody say hello to the abyss! Hello, abyss!”
  2. “A professor of history at Princeton recently defended himself against accusations of significant and serial plagiarism by giving the same kind of defence that students give: I didn’t mean to” — that’s beside the point, argues Philip Reed (Canisius)
  3. “An analytic philosopher who spends more time playing/watching other people play video games than he does uh erm doing analytic philosophy writes about video games as someone who was trained as an analytic philosopher” — welcome to Quinecraft
  4. “Philosophers are now realizing that psychology can only explain it up to a point: there are certain aspects of inner speech that can only be addressed by distinctively theoretical thinking” — Daniel Gregory (Barcelona) on the philosophy of that voice in your head
  5. “The business world is rapidly evolving; in some industries, the very nature of how people work is changing. Philosophy graduates are particularly prepared to weather those changes” — the case for hiring philosophy majors, in Rolling Stone. And from Forbes: “Philosophy, Politics and Economics might be the hottest undergraduate degree today”
  6. “We very often confabulate a good reason for our behaviour after the fact” — so, asks Kathleen Murphy-Hollies (Birmingham), “how can we be good people who do things for the right reason?”
  7. Gorgias – a short film — from Epoché Magazine (via Open Culture)

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Jason Chen
4 months ago

Some of you may be interested in my recent interview with philosopher Victor Kumar about the origins of morality.

4 months ago

The article on plagiarism seems to (willfully?) ignore reasonable distinctions like those in a recent article by Regina Rini, What Makes a Plagiarist?