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Sir Karl Popper was the 20th century's preeminent philosopher of science. Now before you all tune out and start watching cats on YouTube, here's why that matters. Science produces knowledge with a precision and clarity that nothing else has ever matched.
What did you love best about Sam Harris Discusses The Moral Landscape? The Moral Landscape is the most honest and relevant book on morality that has ever been. To dislike the book is to misunderstand what it is stating.
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It also now appears in Hacker Monthly , Issue 24 (May 2012) published by Netizens Media . A SENSELESS CONVERSATION Zach Barnett ZACH: My name is Zach Barnett.
Wisdom: The Most Important Virtue of Our Age? Part I To know what the most important virtue of our age is we need to have at least a basic understanding of our age. Our era is becoming increasingly characterized by uncertainty. Fortunately or unfortunately, more than a cursory elucidation of our situation is beyond the scope of this essay. There are geopolitical, economic, technological and environmental trends worth mentioning.
A close up of ancient and medieval philosophy ending at Descartes and Leibniz This one came about because I was searching for a data set on horror films (don’t ask) and ended up with one describing the links between philosophers. To cut a long story very short I’ve extracted the information in the influenced by section for every philosopher on Wikipedia and used it to construct a network which I’ve then visualised using gephi It’s an easy process to repeat. It could be done for any area within Wikipedia where the information forms a network.
Weak “god” escapes the clutches of an atheist argument chart via https://www.facebook.com/NonbelieverNation This is a powerful flowchart of refutation against the modern “christian” authoritarian rationalization. It is practical and I commend its creator.
Thoughts on life's big questions are hitting German kiosks. Two new philosophy magazines have appeared recently. Publishers see an unmet need for philosophical reflection in the country's media. On the cover, a child's legs protrude from a pair of clunky, brown men's shoes. The image bears a question: "Why do we have kids?" "Philosophie Magazin" (Philosophy Magazine) is among the latest efforts at thrusting philosophy into the public eye.
Assuming philosophy should be relevant to the way we choose to live our lives, three questions guide this paper. What are some moral foundations for revolution? Do you realize what is happening?