Monty Python - Philosophers' World Cup. Simon Blackburn - The Great Debate: Can Science Tell us Right From Wrong? (6) Bertrand Russell’s 10 commandments for teachers everyone with a brain. Bertrand Russell’s “Liberal Decalogue”… The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows: (via MetaFilter)
The Better Angels of Our Nature — By Steven Pinker — Book Review. - StumbleUpon. WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
Plato: For the greater good. Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability. Albert Camus Books.
Nietzsche Quotes: Christianity. Christianity as antiquity.-- When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible!
This, for a jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed - whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions - is perhaps the most ancient piece of this heritage. From Nietzsche's Human, all too Human, s.405, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
References. Logic. Philosophy Readings. Some Moral Dilemmas. The Trolley Problem, not in Grassian.
Suggested by Philippa Foot (1920-2010), daughter of Esther, the daughter of President Grover Cleveland, but of British birth because of her father, William Sidney Bence Bosanquet. A trolley is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people who have been tied to the track by a mad philosopher. Fortunately, you could flip a switch, which will lead the trolley down a different track to safety.