Scientific Explanation

[Revised entry by James Woodward on September 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from
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New Models of Religious Understanding (Heythrop College, London)

New Models of Religious Understanding The Centre for Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College is hosting a research project on “New Models of Religious Understanding”. As part of this project
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Bostrom's Superintelligence - Does AI constitute an Existential Risk?

The folks at OUP kindly sent me a review copy of Nick Bostrom's new book Superintelligence, exploring AI risk.  It's a topic that lends itself to eyerolls and easy mockery ("Computers taking
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Outsourcing Education for Savings

Due to a variety of factors, such as reduced state support and ever-expanding administrations, the cost of college in the United States has increased dramatically. In Michigan, a few community
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CFP: FEW at Wash U

Call for Papers: Formal Epistemology Workshop 2015 May 20-22, 2015 (Wednesday to Friday) Washington University in St. Louis Keynote speakers: Tom Kelly (Princeton), Jeff Horty (University of
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Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology

2014.09.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John G. Stackhouse, Jr., Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology, Oxford University Press, 2014, 265pp.,
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How Sigmund Freud Wanted to Die

“Be prepared to see something that you will not like,” Freud told his doctor. He opened his mouth. It was cancer. Freud started to plan how to die…
“Be prepared to see something that you will not like,” Freud told his doctor. He opened his mouth. It was cancer. Freud started to plan how to die… [More]

Radical Linguistics

In theory, all languages are equal. In practice, chauvinism reigns. For that you can blame radical linguists…
In theory, all languages are equal. In practice, chauvinism reigns. For that you can blame radical linguists… [More]

Religion and poison

Religion poisons everything, encouraging wars, terrorism, and other forms of madness. This view is plausible, widespread, and wrong…
Religion poisons everything, encouraging wars, terrorism, and other forms of madness. This view is plausible, widespread, and wrong… [More]

The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

2014.09.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dalia Nassar (ed.), The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 344pp.,
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