Philosophy

Who can decipher these two pages from a Freemason mnemonic book?

<b>A Freemason ritual description from the 19th century is encrypted in two different ciphers. Can a reader find the solutions?</b><p>Frequent readers of …

Encryption

Nanjing 2017 lectures

<b>In the last ten days of September 2017, I was Liu Boming Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Nanjing University in China. In that time, I gave six</b> …

UK Universities

On serendipity in science: discovery at the intersection of chance and wisdom - Philsci-Archive

Copeland, Samantha M (2017) <i>On serendipity in science: discovery at the intersection of chance and wisdom.</i> [Preprint]<p>Preview<p>Text<br>On Serendipity in …

Philosophy of Science

Xenos: Jacques Derrida on Hospitality

← Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law<p>News: December 2017 / January 2018 →<p>Peter Benson tackles xenophobia with the help of Jacques Derrida and …

Truth and consequences: In complicated times, a case for more skepticism

Today, you almost certainly are not aware, is World Philosophy Day, a day established in 2002 by UNESCO to celebrate "the enduring value of …

Johns Hopkins University

Epistemology

Mostly I’d like to feel a little less, know a little more.<p>Knots are on the top of my list of what I want to know.<p>Who was it who taught me to burn the …

Philosophy Of Education

Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology

2017.11.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews<b></b><b>Kirsten Jacobson and John Russon (eds.), Perception and its Development in</b> …

University of Notre Dame

Michael Ruse on On Purpose

Can we live without the idea of purpose? Should we even try to? Kant thought we were stuck with purpose, and even Darwin’s theory of natural …

British Philosophy

Capitalism and the value of technology [excerpt]

Technology has undoubtedly changed how the economy operates, from the steam engine to the smartphone. But are machines a legitimate source of value …

Adopt

Contrasting Views of Human Behavior and Human Mind: An Epistemological Drama in Five Acts

Last month, I received an unexpected communication from Dr. Henry (Hank) Schlinger, a scholar whom I did not know. As he pointed out, this was a …

Noam Chomsky

Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge | Voltaire Foundation: Welcome - University of Oxford

The name of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) is inscribed in almost every flora and fauna published after the mid-eighteenth century; in this respect he is …

UK Universities

ANU Philosophers Awarded Over AU$1.5 Million

Faculty at the School of Philosophy at Australian National University (ANU) have recently received multiple grants totaling over AU$1.5 million …

Research

Kantian comedy: the philosophy of The Good Place

The high concept television comedy The Good Place follows Eleanor (Kristen Bell) who seems to have made it into heaven, or rather, “the Good Place” …

TV

Celebrating World Philosophy Day with Stories (Part 1)

<i>In honor of World Philosophy Day (November 16th), we asked a few Springer Nature researchers to tell us the story behind how they got into philosophy</i> …

A Dharma Reader

The sourcebook <i>A Dharma Reader: Classical Indian Law</i>, traces the historical development of Indian Law from the third century BCE to the thirteenth …

Buddhism

Is there definitive proof of the existence of God?

When Kurt Gödel, one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century, died in 1978 he left mysterious notes filled with logical symbols. Towards …

Atheism

Artistic License: The Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

Darren Hudson Hick is a rarity: a sophisticated philosopher of art who understands and cares about the law. His new book has a lot to teach …

University of Notre Dame

An Opposing World View: Transient Morality in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Machiavelli's Mandragola

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:<p><i>Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture</i> 6.2 (2003) 84-107<p>An Opposing …

Johns Hopkins University

Talking to a Philosopher About ‘The Good Place’

<i>The Good Place</i> is so enjoyable as a sitcom that it’s easy to forget its thorny, highly complicated premise: the question of how to be a good person. …

TV

The horrible, never-ending cold doing the rounds - and top tips to avoid it

There's a good chance at the moment that, if you're not the one snuffling and sneezing, you know somebody who is.<p>Winter is fast approaching us and it …

Alternative Medicine

There's a contagious cold sweeping the UK - what to look out for

November has arrived, and with it, comes the influx of colds, coughs and sniffles across the region.<p>Many in Birmingham will be plagued by a common …

Birmingham, UK

Bradley's Regress

[New Entry by Katarina Perovic on November 1, 2017.] "Bradley's Regress" is an umbrella term for a family of arguments that lie at the heart of the …

Consciousness

The Medieval Problem of Universals

[Revised entry by Gyula Klima on October 31, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] "The problem of universals" in general is a …

Why Science Says Astrology Lacks Meaning and Evidence

If astrology is about how planetary positions influence humans, then what exactly does the ‘strength’ of a planet mean as far as humans are concerned?<p>…

Astrology

A Call for Higher Standards in Philosophy

<i>We ought hold ourselves to stricter argumentative standards than we often do, in our philosophical research manuscripts or public-forum …

explicit

The Devil Is (or Isn't) in the Details of "Behaving Badly's" Search for Morality

Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business<p>Publisher: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday <br>Length: 255 pages <br>Author: Eden Collinsworth <br>Format: …

David Lynch

Law's Boundaries

<i>The full text of this Essay can be found by clicking the PDF link to the left.</i><p>The history of law is in no small part the history of its boundaries. …

Law

Philosophy for X-Philes

The X-Files and Philosophy: The Truth Is in Here<p>Publisher: Open Court <br>Length: 350 pages <br>Author: Robert Arp, editor <br>Price: $19.95 <br>Format: trade …

TV

Why Women Choose To Continue Studying Philosophy — Or Not

Two attitudes help explain why some women choose to not continue studying philosophy, according to research recently published in <i>Analysis</i>.<i></i> In …

Data Science

Hannah Arendt and the source of human values

Hannah Arendt was a literary intellectual, defined by Thomas Pynchon as, “people who read and think.” Like Socrates, Hannah Arendt thought and went …