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PHILOSOPHY - Sartre. For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools  The past year gives one the suspicion that American society is dysfunctional.

For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools 

Our Congress is useless, our institutions inept. Faced with the terror of existence, young men like Adam Lanza react with violence. Faced with manageable problems such as a "fiscal cliff," our democracy self-destructs. Anger is everywhere; understanding is nowhere. Although a democratic society cannot function unless its citizens are able to rationally debate one another, rationality is missing from American politics. It seems to me that this dysfunctional political dialogue, which stems from the iron certainty we grant our opinions, is the most pressing problem confronting 21st century America. Pattern Revelation. Sir Karl Popper was the 20th century's preeminent philosopher of science.

Pattern Revelation

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. Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual. Sam Harris Discusses The Moral Landscape Audio Book. Philosophy In 90 Minutes. Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page.

Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. To change your country filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Loading... 1 1:12:14 Spinoza in 90 Minutes by noscman1 17,775 views 2 1:18:51 Arther Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes by noscman1 17,873 views 3 1:40:49 Jean Paul Sartre in 90 Minutes by noscman1 21,438 views 4 1:24:03 Karl Marx in 90 Minutes by noscman1 30,829 views. Sam Harris on "Free Will". A Senseless Conversation. Does anybody think about metaphysics from the standpoint of the inevitability of technological singularities occurring in universes like ours on a long enough time frame? x-post singularity : philosophy.

A Philosophical Orientation Toward Solving Our Collective Problems As a Species. Wisdom: The Most Important Virtue of Our Age?

A Philosophical Orientation Toward Solving Our Collective Problems As a Species

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. We think, therefore we are. Public forums for the discussion of ideas are flourishing everywhere, from festivals to pubs.

But will the popularity of philosophy groups have any lasting impact? ©Greg Funnell A meeting of the London Philosophy Club at Conway Hall When I graduated from university just over a decade ago, I decided to become a freelance philosopher. Graphing the history of philosophy « Drunks&Lampposts. A close up of ancient and medieval philosophy ending at Descartes and Leibniz If you are interested in this data set you might like my latest post where I use it to make book recommendations.

Graphing the history of philosophy « Drunks&Lampposts

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 This is a powerful flowchart of refutation against the modern “christian” authoritarian rationalization.

Weak “god” escapes the clutches of an atheist argument

It is practical and I commend its creator. Have other nonbelievers ever considered what a “god” that is not all powerful could look like? It clearly escapes the clutches of this chart; omnipotency has always seemed self-contradictory anyway. I am about to say things that the vast majority of you will misunderstand. Alan Watts - Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. The Value of Psychotic Experience. Zh3Ko.jpg (540×373) 'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009. The Putnam/Rorty Debate. Philosophy goes high gloss in Germany. On the cover, a child's legs protrude from a pair of clunky, brown men's shoes.

Philosophy goes high gloss in Germany

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. "It's a magazine that takes its questions to the marketplace, letting the public help feel them out," editor-in-chief Wolfram Eilenberger wrote in an editorial in the magazine. That's also what a second new philosophy magazine seeks to accomplish. Called "Hohe Luft" (Literally: High Air), its editors hope to offer philosophy "for everyone who's interested in reading and thinking. " A rather big target audience indeed. Perhaps the better question is why do two publishers now think that German readers want to explore the mysteries of life in high gloss format?

"I believe that there are two developments involved. The two magazines have launched with big question: You shouldn't lie - but why not exactly? You Have No Idea How Wrong You Are. Revolutionary Philosophy is Revolution. Assuming philosophy should be relevant to the way we choose to live our lives, three questions guide this paper.

Revolutionary Philosophy is Revolution.

What are some moral foundations for revolution? Do you realize what is happening? Are you willing to do anything about it? If we assume that human well-being is at the crux of what makes something a moral or ethical issue we have to clarify what we mean by human well-being (henceforth “flourishing”).