The Supreme Court and Philosophy

One of the most significant political and legal events of the year was The Supreme Court case in February, United States v. Alvarez. The Supreme Court consented to hear this case regarding the validity of the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. It was as if Socrates himself was there in the court. The dialectical method used by the judges was evident as they utilized questions to obtain the judgments required by this case. [More]

Week of April 23, 2012: Week in Review

Interesting stuff from around the web: a scientist claims that philosophy is useless, apologizes, then claims that philosophy is really useless. A real-world example of the prisoner's dilemma. Interesting infographic of logical fallacies. Can evolution provide a foundation for moral law?
Interesting stuff from around the web: a scientist claims that philosophy is useless, apologizes, then claims that philosophy is really useless. A real-world example of the prisoner's dilemma. Interesting infographic of logical fallacies. Can evolution provide a foundation for moral law? [More]

Argument Proves That Philosophy Doesn’t Exist

Two philosophers out of Denmark have developed a proof that demonstrates that philosophy doesn't exist. They have the support of some politicians but many in the philosophical community are enraged.
Two philosophers out of Denmark have developed a proof that demonstrates that philosophy doesn't exist. They have the support of some politicians but many in the philosophical community are enraged. [More]

March 26, 2012: Week in Review

News and happenings from the week of March 26, 2012. Warn your kids about philosophy; Why getting a philosophy degree beats a business degree; FBI questions philosophy prof.; delaying death and its implications; UFO sighted; new books
News and happenings from the week of March 26, 2012. Warn your kids about philosophy; Why getting a philosophy degree beats a business degree; FBI questions philosophy prof.; delaying death and its implications; UFO sighted; new books [More]

Ruth Barcan Marcus Passes Away

Ruth Barcan Marcus passed away on February 19th, 2012
Ruth Barcan Marcus passed away on February 19th, 2012 [More]

Listening to the Universe

The world demands a conversation. Enjoying life, even (maybe particularly) as a philosopher, requires give and take, a yielding of some control, an ability to let go and follow instead of lead.
The world demands a conversation. Enjoying life, even (maybe particularly) as a philosopher, requires give and take, a yielding of some control, an ability to let go and follow instead of lead. [More]

Isn’t Logic Great?

Rick Pimentel considers the practical aspect of logic and the dangers of reasoning fallaciously. We tend think philosophy is abstract and doesn't apply to real life. Rick argues that this isn't always the case.
Rick Pimentel considers the practical aspect of logic and the dangers of reasoning fallaciously. We tend think philosophy is abstract and doesn't apply to real life. Rick argues that this isn't always the case. [More]

Interview with Alvin Plantinga on Where the Conflict Really Lies

This month, Dr. Plantinga has released a new book taking on the claim that religion and science are incompatible. His book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, is sure to generate a lot of discussion and be the subject of much debate. I was fortunate to spend some time with him recently and talked about his book and how he thinks about this supposed conflict.
This month, Dr. Plantinga has released a new book taking on the claim that religion and science are incompatible. His book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, is sure to generate a lot of discussion and be the subject of much debate. I was fortunate to spend some time with him recently and talked about his book and how he thinks about this supposed conflict. [More]

The Logician’s Liberation League Manifesto

Presented at the close of a Philosophy seminar given by Professor Paul Eisenberg, to the Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, in the (northern) autumn of 1969.
Presented at the close of a Philosophy seminar given by Professor Paul Eisenberg, to the Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, in the (northern) autumn of 1969. [More]