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11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

Education of the Mind

The Committee on evolution of the New Education Policy (NEP) has reportedly submitted its report along with recommendations to the Human Resources …

Yoga is philosophy in physical form, says a philosophy of mind professor

Yoga class undoubtedly improves a person’s flexibility and serenity.But Lisa Miracchi, a philosophy professor at University of Pennsylvania who is teaching a seminar called “Yoga and Philosophy,” says that the poses can also enhance your reasoning, behavior, and relationships.<p>Miracchi, who …

Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?

As European colonial and imperial exploits reached their apogee in the late 19th century, moral philosophers such a John Stuart Mill were faced with a quandary: how to justify the colonial project? In fact, it doesn't seem to have been too much of problem for Mill, for whom utility was solely an …

THE IMPLICATIONS OF POSTMODERNISM FOR MORAL EDUCATION | McKay

This article examines post-modernist thought in terms of its implications for moral education. The basic features of post-modernism are described …

Where your mind goes, you go? (Part 1)

What does it take for you to persist across time? What sorts of changes could you survive, and what sorts of changes would bring your existence to an …

Bertrand Russell Writes an Artful Letter, Stating His Refusal to Debate British Fascist Leader Oswald Mosley (1962)

Changing the minds of others has never counted among humanity's easiest tasks, and it seems only to have become an ever-stiffer challenge as history …

Bertrand Russell

What "Breaking Bad" Can Teach Us About Morality | Jason Sorens

A moral dilemma from the popular TV show <i>Breaking Bad</i> illustrates a critique Amartya Sen made of Robert Nozick’s <i>Anarchy, State, and Utopia</i> and the …

If a patient’s heart stops, the doctor can resuscitate them. But how does the doctor decide if it’s the right thing to do?<p>Medical knowledge changes swiftly, and technological changes make new and expensive investigations and treatments possible that were only theoretical a few years ago. Life has …

Medicine

Immanuel Kant and the Philosophy of Freedom | Jason Sorens

If you want to understand the moral basis of a free society, there might be no better place to start than the thought of Immanuel Kant. He is the …