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PHILOSOPHY News, May 05, 2013

Penetrating philosopher
The Australian
ENGLISH philosopher Simon Critchley is not easy to pin down. His manner of philosophising, his writing style, his favourite topics, as well as the historical figures with whom he chooses to converse, defy all the usual conventions and convenient labels.
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Søren Kierkegaard – biography and philosophy life quotes wiki – 5 May Doodle
Holidays Press
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danishphilosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion ...
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Holidays Press
Philosophy That Stirs the Waters
New York Times
Mr. Dennett, the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and perhaps America's most widely read (and debated) living philosopher, recently sold the Xanthippe, his 42-foot cruiser, named for Socrates' reputedly shrewish wife ...
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New York Times
What percentage of philosophers believe in God? - io9
io9
The Davids distributed their questionnaire to 1,972 philosophers at 99 of the world's "leading departments of philosophy" (in this case, their target group comprised predominantly Ph.D.-granting departments in English speaking countries, giving rise to ...
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Google's in-house philosopher talks technology
Daily Northwestern
Google's in-house philosopher talks technology. Google's in-house philosopher talks technology. Alexa Santos/The Daily Northwestern. Damon Horowitz, the resident philosopher at Google, speaks on Tuesday evening at Ryan Auditorium. Horowitz was the ...
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Reviewed: Philosophical Essays - a Critical Edition by Fernando Pessoa
New Statesman
“I was a poet animated by philosophy, not a philosopher with poetic faculties.” As a summary of the work of the writer generally known as Fernando Pessoa, this autobiographical declaration poses some unusual problems. Most of Pessoa's prolific writings ...
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Ethics without Philosophers
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Then how is it that people without philosophy degrees are becoming ethics consultants? [1] Is it that people don't know that Ethics is a branch of Philosophy just as Marketing is a branch of Business? Doubtful. Is it just the typical male overstatement ...
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Jack as logic
Trinidad & Tobago Express
As philosopher Bertrand Russell explained in The Problems of Philosophy, “When a thing of a certain sort A has been found to be associated with a thing of a certain sort B, the greater the number of cases in which A and B have been associated, the ...
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TOP SHELF: Discovering Aztec Philosophy
Monitor
This is because he forces parallels with Greek, Roman and Christian philosophical trends. To my mind, Nahua thought more closely resembles the schools of thought in Hindu philosophy that similarly moved away from a polytheistic Weltanschauung to belief ...
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Philosophy Lecture Offers a Different Style of Learning
Valley Star
... “The Apology,” Valley College instructors invite students to grasp the passion they exude about these philosophers in free lectures over the course of the spring semester. The first lecture focused on Machiavelli and moral philosophy and his ...
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'Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking' by Daniel Dennett
Boston.com
Your article has been sent. In his long career, philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett has made substantial contributions to — and stirred considerable controversy in — our thinking about human behavior and the very nature of the human mind.
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Mysteries of Life: Reconciling Big Bang & Creationism
GhanaWeb
So if the hot gravitational singularity that the Big Bang exponents propose is viewed as the First Cause, or an entity that has always existed, then the Big Bang theory is perhaps in harmony with the assertion of the ancient philosopher and creationist ...
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There is no alternative!
The Guardian
Scientific philosophy combines different scientific methods to address philosophicalproblems, including mathematics, empirical studies and even experiment. Hartmann demonstrated the power of such an approach by analyzing the "no alternatives" ...
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The Guardian
San Jose State to Michael Sandel: Keep your MOOC off our campus
Boston.com
Massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) have been hailed as a revolution in higher education butphilosophers at San Jose State University (SJSU) have a different take. To them, the companies making MOOCs are higher education's version of ... “Let's not ...
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School re-launched: Sessions will attempt to blend philosophy with political ...
The Express Tribune
Before launching into a discussion about the factors that led to the dawn of the modernphilosophical era in the 16th century, Mirza devoted some time to discuss history and philosophy. With the sentence “the state of social sciences is hopeless in ...
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Rogue Philosopher, Great Communicator - Opinionator - The New ...
By By JEFFREY FRANK
For years, visitors to the Copenhagen City Museum wandered into a modest room that contains a few artifacts from the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's life: portraits, meerschaum pipes, first editions and, best of all, the desk where he stood and produced with preternatural speed a series of original and difficult works, many of them written pseudonymously and published in editions that ....The latest G.D.P. announcement belies more troubling news for America's economy.
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Danish philosopher's tough ideas adapted for kids - Yahoo! News
News: COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish philosopher Soeren Kierkegaard's work is so dense that he himself lamented: "People understand me so little ...
news.yahoo.com/danish-philosophers-tough-ideas-adapted-kid...
A philosophical critique of EU politics | Europe | DW.DE | 27.04.2013
Renowned German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has expressed his doubts about the current state of affairs in the European Union. He sees a need for more ...
www.dw.de/a-philosophical-critique-of-eu.../a-16776364
Philosopher saw language in different light | The Tennessean ...
Austrian philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein has influenced nearly every field of the humanities ... See our paid archives for news older than a week.
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