Daniel Garber knows philosophy makes some parents go silent and it’s broad enough to encompass everything worth while. He thinks about the history of seventeenth century philosophy, about what makes the early moderns modern, about the giants of the time and what we learn from studying the lesser known ones too, about the importance of Kant to our conception of the early moderns, about Leibniz, about contrasts between Leibniz and Descartes and Spinoza, about the metaphysical schemes of the time, about Descartes and Galileo, about Hobbes and Spinoza, Pascal’s wager, and about x-phi and comparing our present context with the early mods. This one wakes us up to the long years we’ve been travelling…History from the Early Modern Philosophers » 3:AM Magazine
Sunday, February 15, 2015
An interview with the philosopher Dan Garber.
Friday, February 06, 2015
The Oxford Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information says methods for discussing the ethics of information technology have been latent in philosophy from its origins.Luciano Floridi on the Philosophy of Information | Five Books
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Few living scientists are as ambitious in their choice of problems as Stuart Kauffman. He is a polymath, with a degree in medicine and training in biochemistry, genetics, physics, philosophy and other fields. He roams across disciplinary boundaries seeking answers to the riddles that obsess him. Why is reality so beautifully structured rather than being a chaotic mess? How probable was life? Is evolution enough to explain life’s origin and diversity? How does a brain make a mind? How do minds choose?Scientific Seeker Stuart Kauffman on Free Will, God, ESP and Other Mysteries
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Optical connections: William Molyneux’s thought experiment A person, blind from birth, has learned to distinguish between a cube and a sphere by touch. On recovering their sight, would they then be able to distinguish between these objects without first touching them? David Baker investigates.
Optical connections: William Molyneux’s thought experiment
Sunday, February 01, 2015
I think, therefore I … make money! Graduates with philosophy degrees have "higher earnings potential than many other arts and humanities-related fields," said TheRichest. Payscale reports midcareer median salaries are $84,000 for your modern day Kant or Descartes. Why? Well, let's be logical. Which is exactly what philosophy programs require of students … logic. Thinking is hard, it requires analysis, and those who can do it well can get a good job … which is a good philosophy to have.
A philosophy degree earns more than an accounting degree | Top/Best/Most - Yahoo Finance