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Must science be testable?

String wars among physicists have highlighted just how much science needs philosophy – and not just the amateur version<i>By Massimo Pigliucci</i>Read at …

Physics

Philosophy of Religion: The Nature of God

God of hosts - Viktor Vasnetsov<p>Before I can talk about arguments for and against the existence of God, I need to talk a bit about the nature of God. …

Faith

The Voluntarist and Anti-Voluntarist Tradition in Politics

see also: http://csalateral.org/wp/issue/5-1/informatic-labor-computational-capital-beller/#fnref-337-4alien ecologiesFor a while now I’ve been …

American Philosophy
Physics
Physics

Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Religion

Of course, since philosophy concerns itself with questions that can’t be answered by scientific investigation, many questions about the nature of …

Mathematics

A Primer on Plato: His Life, Works, and Philosophy | The Art of Manliness

<b>If you’d prefer this longform article in the form of a downloadable ebook, a FREE PDF is available for immediate access — just subscribe to our email</b> …

Ethnography

The End Of The Sun

<b>The Helium Flash</b><br>The beginning of the end for a red giant the mass of our Sun occurs <i>very</i> suddenly. As the helium "ashes" continue to pile up at its …

The enduring evolution of logic

Logic is a deep subject, at the core of much work in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. In very general terms, it is the study of what …

Computer Science

Aristotle's Four Causes

Aristotle describes and argues for the four causes in his books Physics and Metaphysics as a part of developing his philosophy of substance. He …

Wildflowers

Politeness

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

Quantum Teleportation Beyond The Starship Enterprise

Shawn Hunt Contributor<p>Shawn Hunt is the managing director of Satellite Broadband UK.<p>Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now managed a significant breakthrough by ‘teleporting,’ or transferring, quantum information from one photon to another over a distance …

Quantum Mechanics

Innate idea | philosophy

<b>Innate idea</b>, in philosophy, an idea allegedly inborn in the human mind, as contrasted with those received or compiled from experience. The doctrine …

Constructing the Modern Mind

<i>Unlike any other empirical object in Nature, the mind's presence is immediately apparent to itself, but opaque to all external observers</i>.<br>—George …

Bill Gates

Two Great Thinkers

Voices of the Revolution: Two Great Thinkers<p>The Founding Fathers were a group of extraordinary thinkers and brilliant men, but throughout the course …

Aristotle's Ethics > Alternate Readings of Aristotle on Akrasia (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Alternate Readings of Aristotle on <i>Akrasia</i><p>That, at any rate, is one way of interpreting Aristotle's statements. But it must be admitted that his …

Biology vs Physics: Two Ways of Doing Science? - The Philosophers' Magazine

Do physics and biology work in fundamentally different ways? Why?<p>I am an evolutionary biologist by training, before I turned to philosophy of …

University of Chicago

History of Humanistic and Rational Thought in the Arab world

<i>Last Edited: 4th of May 2016</i><p>There is a rich and often overlooked tradition of humanistic thought in Arab history that this page aims to highlight. …

On Stoicism

Even if one is not interested in the philosophy of stoicism, it is extremely useful to decipher the spirit of the Ancient Roman people, just by the …

The Key Ideas of Western Philosophy

John Greenbank searches history for answers to persistent questions.<p>The history of philosophy must be understood as a series of serious intellectual …

Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

Celebrated Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor <b>Viktor Frankl</b> (March 26, 1905–September 2, 1997) remains best-known for his indispensable 1946 psychological memoir <b>Man’s Search for Meaning</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a meditation on what the gruesome experience of Auschwitz taught him about the …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Archaeologists May Have Found Captain Cook's Ship off Rhode Island's Coast

During his historic 1769 to 1771 voyage, English explorer Captain James Cook became the first European sea captain to chart New Zealand and explore …

The Virtues of the Mind: Mapping the Territories of Science and Religion

A standard assumption of most contemporary discussions of science and religion is that religion is a universal feature of human societies, and that …