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Prime Number Theorem: the density of primes (Prime Adventure part 6) Graphs of Wikipedia: Influential Thinkers · Brendan Griffen. The internet is big — very big.

Graphs of Wikipedia: Influential Thinkers · Brendan Griffen

One such way to investigate all of this free online content is through graphs. The network visualisations by Simon Raper in his fantastic post about graphing the history of philosophy is one example of how to exploit such data. Graphing the history of philosophy. 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

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.

First I’ll show why I think it’s worked as a visualisation. Each philosopher is a node in the network and the lines between them (or edges in the terminology of graph theory) represents lines of influence. It gets more interesting when we use Gephi to identify communities (or modules) within the network.

Why so many scientists are so ignorant. Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Science has enormous cachet and authority in our culture — for very understandable reasons!

Why so many scientists are so ignorant

And that has led scientists (and non-scientists who claim the mantle of science) to claim public authority, which is all well and good in their areas of expertise. The problem is when they claim authority in areas where they don't have much expertise. One recent example is Bill Nye, the "Science Guy," who isn't actually a scientist but owes his career as a popular entertainer to his purported scientific expertise. As Olivia Goldhill points out in Quartz, Nye's answer was as self-assured as it was stunningly ignorant.

The video, which made the entire U.S. philosophy community collectively choke on its morning espresso, is hard to watch, because most of Nye's statements are wrong. Boatos triunfam no Facebook.


How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently. By Maria Popova “In disputes upon moral or scientific points,” Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, “let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent.

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

Fighting Back Against Anti-intellectualism. Critical Reasoning for Beginners. Como entrar em desacordo e argumentar de maneira intelectualmente honesta - Bule Voador. Editor: Francisco Boni Autor: Paul Graham*

Como entrar em desacordo e argumentar de maneira intelectualmente honesta - Bule Voador

Agamben: O pensamento é a coragem do desespero. Juliette Cerf entrevista Giorgio Agamben.

Agamben: O pensamento é a coragem do desespero

Nascido em Roma em 1942, Giorgio Agamben tem uma trajetória peculiar. Nos anos de formação, o jovem estudante de Direito andava com artistas e intelectuais agrupados em torno da autora Elsa Morante. Uma Dolce Vita? Um momento de amizades intensas, em todo caso.


Esoterismo. Lógica. Filosofia da Ciência. Filosofia da Mente. Moral. 100 Facts. A Tragédia dos Comuns e Divisão da Conta do Restaurante. Baseado no artigo "Playing games with the planet", The Economits, 27/09/2007 - original nos Links Como em qualquer encontro sobre alterações climáticas, sempre existem políticos que declaram que é "urgente" ou "vital" ou "imperativo" proteger o planeta do superaquecimento.

A Tragédia dos Comuns e Divisão da Conta do Restaurante

E mesmo assim poucos governos estam dispostos a resolver o problema por si mesmos. Na prática, o que esses apaixonados oradores geralmente querem dizer é que é urgente (vital, imperativo) para todos os outros países, exceto para seus próprios. Isso é natural. Afinal, todos os países desfrutarão dos benefícios de um clima estável se eles ajudaram a realizá-lo ou não. Os mais óbvios "free-riders" são os Estados Unidos e Austrália, os únicos países ricos que se recusam a colocar um limite para suas emissões. Book Recommendations from Beyond the Grave: A Mahout Example. In H P Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward the villainous Curwen, having taken possession of the body of Charles Dexter Ward, uses a combination of chemistry and black magic to bring back from the dead the wisest people who have ever lived.

Book Recommendations from Beyond the Grave: A Mahout Example

He then tortures them for their secrets. Resurrection of the dead would be a bit of an over claim for machine learning but we can get some of the way: we can bring them back for book recommendations! It’s a grandiose claim and you can judge for yourself how successful it is. Really I just wanted an opportunity to experiment with Apache Mahout and to brush up on my Java. I thought I’d share the results. Apache Mahout is a scalable machine learning library written in Java (see previous post). So all we need to supply the algorithm with is a list of users and items. How to suck at your religion.

Image prmT. O direito de ridicularizar. O Poder do Mito - Episódio 01: A Mensagem do Mito - Legendado PT-Br. The Bertrand Russell Society. The 2013 annual meeting of the Russell Society took place May 31-June 2 at the University of Iowa.

The Bertrand Russell Society

It was a great success. Our 2014 annual meeting will be at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. In 2015 we plan to meet at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. To give a talk at the next annual meeting, send an abstract of it to BRS president Alan Schwerin (aschweri at monmouth dot edu). The Russell Society Bulletin is now online, as are past issues of the BRS Quarterly. Utilitarismo. Fernanda Belo Gontijo Utilitarismo, de John Stuart Mill Tradução de F.


J. Azevedo Gonçalves Revisão científica, prefácio, introdução, cronologia, notas e bibliografia de Pedro Madeira Lisboa: Gradiva, 2005, 152 pp. A Dictionary of Social Sciences. The Robert Anton Wilson Website.