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The Daily Owl 3-18-2014
Useful fictions are only useful if we don't know they're fictions.

Articles

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out
How you approach your resume can be the difference between getting a call and getting passed over. This is my take on what makes a resume stand out from the crowd.
On Post-Christian Sexual Ethics
Sexuality, if it’s to have meaning culturally, has to be rooted in what the human person is if we’re to avoid barbarism. I'm not sure, though, whether a meaningful anthropology—one that adequately provides a basis for sexual expression without devolving into barbarism—is impossible on naturalism.
Where Do You Belong? Divergent and Plato's Republic
Hollywood loves turning books into movies. So what would Plato’s The Republic look like on the big screen? I would wager money it would look something similar to the movie Divergent.

News

Imprecise Probabilities
[New Entry by Seamus Bradley on December 20, 2014.] It has been argued that imprecise probabilities are a natural and intuitive way of overcoming some of the issues with orthodox precise
New Left history
The writing of history has its own history, which was indelibly shaped by the ambitious and flawed New Left historians…
Art of rewriting
“I can’t teach someone to write,” says John Casey, “but I can sometimes teach someone to rewrite.” What he can teach them is craft…
Putin and political fantasy
Russia is a cultivator of theories and doctrines, with an overwhelming temptation to find the secret forces – imagined or not – intent on destroying the nation…

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altPhilosophy Graduate Placement Reports
Data on how philosophy majors place in jobs after they graduate. Reports cover MA as well as Ph.D. graduates.

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We want to hear from you! This anonymous survey will help us shape our content so we can better serve you. We cover demographics, philosophical expertise, and topics related to metaphysics, history, epistemology, science, language, mind, and ethics.

altUnlocking the Tension Between Faith and Reason
Essays that explore the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science, existentialism and rationality, the good and the bad – a rose by any other name . . .


altThe Gettier Problem: A Study 
In this series, Paul looks at the seemingly intractable “Gettier Problem” and proposes that we focus on the belief condition as a way to solve it. 

altTable Talk
Essays on important philosophical topics written in a way that even philosophers can understand. Hosted by Richard Pimentel.

altWhat’s Happening in Philosophy
Classic PNS essays on current events in philosophy. Since these are about the past, perhaps this feature should be called “What Happened in Philosophy.”


First, Philosophy

2606-Jenn-1x1-125pxWhat is Philosophy? In this article, we take a stab at describing what philosophy is and what philosophers do. Our goal is to give a brief primer on the topic for those who aren’t quite sure what this abstract discipline is all about.

Stylized_EyeThe Value of Philosophy. If you’ve never studied philosophy before, you may not be quite sure why you should. In this article I explain why philosophy has been so important to me and how it is a critical discipline for any of us who cares about the life of the mind.

Grunge_Knowledge_sm What is Knowledge? Knowledge is at the root of many challenges we face in a given day. Once you get past basic survival, we’re confronted with knowledge issues on almost every front. We make knowledge decisions all day, every day and some of those decisions deeply impact our lives and the lives of those around us.


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