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In a perfect world I'd be submitting something to each of these:1. Contextual Ethics II: Methods and ApproachesThe 11th conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein SocietyMay 8-9, 2020. Åbo Akademi University, FinlandThis conference brings together moral philosophers and ethicists in neighboring fields to reflect on how to do ethics in close conversation with a range of contexts where real life moral decisions are made. It responds to a range of shifts in shared sensibilities among a growing number of ethicists.The role of the moral philosopher is changing, from that of a solitary theorist in debate with other philosophers, to different roles as author, critic and interlocutor in increasingly interdisciplinary and collaborative research ventures. The roles of theory seem to multiply. From having been conceived as the main product of the philosopher’s work, theories are increasingly considered and used as adaptable tools for furthering understanding and analysis in context-bound discussions. The role of moral community as conceived of or implied in the philosophers’ work is also undergoing change. Where normative moral theorists have previously often seen theory as a necessary corrective to the ordinary lives of people, we see an emerging low-key sensibility, where the challenge to think, the intelligence to solve problems and the power to change lie within moral communities. The philosopher’s role is not to be an ethical master mind, but a facilitator in responsible and reflective moral thinking among equals.But what does it mean to do ethics or moral philosophy in context? What are the theoretical tools, methods and approaches... -

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Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2020

The annual “Night of Philosophy & Ideas” events will be taking place around the world over the weekend of January 31st – February 2nd, 2020. ¶ In over 200 locations around the world, these events will bring philosophy and various intellectual and artistic pursuits to the public in the form of an overnight party. Locations of the 2020 Night of Philosophy & Ideas Events. ¶ You can search to learn more about the events taking place near you here. ¶ The one taking place in Brooklyn, NY, starting on the night of February 1st, bills itself as “an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music.” It’s free and open to the public. ¶ Its speakers include novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein, New... -

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What Can Philosophy Do For Humanity?, #3–Kialo.

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Phildialogues III. Principled-Negotiation-&-Participatory-Decision-Making IV. Kialo V. Meta-Kialo V.1 A Critique of Kialo: Eight Worries V.2 Meta-Kialo in the Narrower Sense: Critiques of Current Discussions on Kialo V.3 Meta-Kialo in the Broader Sense: Some Lessons from Teaching Introductory Ethics VI. Conclusion This installment contains section... -

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"Words had separated me from my body. The sun released me. Greece cured my self-hatred and awoke a will to health. I saw that beauty and ethics were one and the same. Creating a beautiful work of art and a beautiful oneself are identical." - Yukio Mishima -

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quote of the day "Words had separated me from my body. The sun released me. Greece cured my self-hatred and awoke a will to health. I saw that beauty and ethics were one and the same. Creating a beautiful work of art and a beautiful oneself are identical." - Yukio Mishima After Nature -


What Can Philosophy Do For Humanity?, #3–Kialo. Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Phildialogues III. Principled-Negotiation-&-Participatory-Decision-Making IV. Kialo V. Meta-Kialo V.1 A Critique of Kialo: Eight Worries V.2 Meta-Kialo in the Narrower Sense: Critiques of Current Discussions on Kialo V.3 Meta-Kialo in the Broader Sense: Some Lessons from Teaching Introductory Ethics VI. Conclusion This installment contains section IV. You can also read … [continue reading] Against Professional Philosophy -


Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2020 The annual “Night of Philosophy & Ideas” events will be taking place around the world over the weekend of January 31st – February 2nd, 2020. In over 200 locations around the world, these events will bring philosophy and various intellectual and artistic pursuits to the public in the form of an overnight party. Locations of the 2020 Night of Philosophy & Ideas Events. You can search to learn more about the events taking place near... Daily Nous -


APA Member Interview: Christopher A. Riddle Christopher A. Riddle is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Utica College, where he is also the Director of the Applied Ethics Institute. He works in political philosophy and applied ethics, with a focus on the experience of disability. What is your favorite thing that you’ve written? I’ve written a few articles on assisted dying and its […] Blog of the APA -


Too much to do In a perfect world I'd be submitting something to each of these:1. Contextual Ethics II: Methods and ApproachesThe 11th conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein SocietyMay 8-9, 2020. Åbo Akademi University, FinlandThis conference brings together moral philosophers and ethicists in neighboring fields to reflect on how to do ethics in close conversation with a range of contexts where real life moral decisions are made. It responds to a range of shifts in shared sensibilities among a growing number... Language Goes on Holiday -


The Mysterious Reappearance of Consciousness I recently published an article on IAI News criticizing the bizarre notion—called ‘eliminativism’ or ‘illusionism’ in philosophy—that phenomenal consciousness, experience itself, with its felt qualities, doesn’t actually exist. This position is held, among others, by Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano, who has published a reply to my essay, to which this article is a response.Let me start by saying that I appreciate Graziano’s willingness to engage; this is the only way that we will slowly inch... IAI.tv -


Adventures in the Old Atheism, Part IV: Marx I have never been remotely attracted to Marxism.  Its economic reductionism, vision of human life as a struggle of antagonistic classes, hostility to the family, and the hermeneutics of suspicion enshrined in its theory of ideology, are all repulsive and inhuman.  Other elements, such as the theory of surplus value and prophecies about the withering away of the state and the idyll of life under communism, are sheer tosh.  These flaws are grave and real... Edward Feser -


Thinking Marx Through Harvey   I like David Harvey. I “liked” the video of his Amsterdam talk, even before I listened to it. I liked it mostly out of an habitual attraction to anything Marxist. I like Marx. I first read him when I was fifteen. An old union man pointed me in the direction of the Communist Party book shop and that was the beginning of my love of reading Marx and my interest in left politics. But... Synthetic Zero -


The Precarity of Utopia: The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer Ada Palmer's Terra Ignota continues to be a series that is obviously brilliant whether I understand it or not (and I often don't). How could I not love this third book in the series, where the reader is enlisted into a dialogue with Thomas Hobbes in the 25th century?I loved the world building and the historical consciousness introduced in the first book. I enjoyed delving further into the world and deeper thoughts about gender in... Examined Worlds -


McTaggart’s philosophy of time Nice explication by Emily Thomas of McTaggart’s classic argument for the unreality of time. It was Michael Dummett who reinvigorated interest in McTaggart after decades of neglect. British IdealismMcTaggartmetaphysicsMichael Dummetttime Man Without Qualities -


Hans Vaihinger [New Entry by Timothy Stoll on January 23, 2020.] Hans Vaihinger (1852 - 1933) was a Neo-Kantian philosopher, who made important contributions to epistemology, philosophy of science and mathematics, and to the historiography of philosophy. As a historian, Vaihinger produced groundbreaking work on Kant's theoretical philosophy, especially on the Transcendental Aesthetic and Transcendental Deduction of the Categories, as well as one of the first serious philosophical commentaries on Nietzsche. As a systematic... Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -


Can Stoicism Help Us Live Well? Forthcoming Bust of Seneca I have written extensively about Stoicism but lately, I’ve been researching it extensively. The goal of my research is to distill the essence of Stoic wisdom as it pertains to helping people live well—primarily by achieving inner peace. Then I’d like to share these insights in easy to understand language. In other words, I’d like to write a short essay that someone can read and say, “I understand Stoic wisdom and I... Reason and Meaning -


Brhadaranyaka Upanisad - Upadhi, Adhyasa and the Sage Ashtavakra I’m going to rest on this landing to take a breath before Sankara begins to desconstruct the position he has just sketched about upadhis. Not that they are wrong but merely a closer approximation to an ungraspable truth which eludes the rational mind. The Sage Ashthavakra threw away all epideictic props and resided in natural unwrought enlightenment. Does that mean there are no rules, no method? |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\An interesting thing about the Asthavakra Gita also known... Ombhurbhuva -


THE TRIAL 1.         Say what you will, we can all agree that Adam Schiff is doing a brilliant job.  He won’t change any minds, as he well knows, but he is a class act, and I for one enjoy watching a virtuoso performance of any sort.2.         There has been some stupid commentary about a grand witness swap, Hunter Biden for John Bolton.  The Republicans have 53 votes and they need 51 to call Hunter Biden as a... The Philosopher’s Stone -


Prize Competition: Feminist analytic theology  Thanks to funding from the American Philosophical Association’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Fund, the editors of the Journal of Analytic Theology are pleased to announce a prize competition for the best paper in feminist analytic theology. We understand feminist analytic theology in a broad sense to also include intersectional perspectives. Every eligible submission will be considered […] Blog of the APA -


The video on Heidegger and Miyazaki that's circulating is worth the download. Especially if you're a fan of both. And who isn't? Enowning -


laugh of the week My high school-aged nephew in Portland found a web biography that did get my name and birthdate correct. However, it also included this absurdity: “He is one of richest Philosophers born in United States. Estimated net worth: $104 million.” It even lists Forbes as one of the sources verifying my vast wealth! Even better was this follow-up sentence: “He earned his money from being a professional Philosopher.” [ADDENDUM: I just checked $104 million against a... Object Oriented Philosophy -


Interpreting Averroes: Critical Essays 2020.01.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Adamson and Matteo Di Giovanni (eds.), Interpreting Averroes: Critical Essays, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 262pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107114883. Reviewed by Fouad Ben Ahmed, Al-Qarawiyine University, Rabat Despite Ibn Rushd's fame and the abundance of writings about him, many aspects of his thought have not yet been, or are just beginning to be, studied in detail. This general impression emerges from reading at... Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews -


Lebesgue sums previsions don't always lead to Dutch Books for inconsistent credences Suppose E is the Lebesgue-sum prevision. Namely, if W is a wager on a finite space Ω with a credence (perhaps inconsistent P) and UW is the utility function corresponding to W, then EW = ∑yP({ω : UW(ω)=y}). Suppose your decision procedure for repeated wagers is to accept a wager if and only if the wager’s value is non-negative (independently of whatever other wagers you might have accepted). Suppose, further, that Ω has exactly two points and the credence... Alexander Pruss -