The Social Dimensions of Scientific Knowledge

[Revised entry by Helen Longino on February 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Study of the social dimensions of scientific knowledge encompasses the effects of scientific research on
[Revised entry by Helen Longino on February 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Study of the social dimensions of scientific knowledge encompasses the effects of scientific research on [More]

Should Confederate Veterans be Honored as Veterans?

View image | gettyimages.com Yet another interesting controversy has arisen in my adopted state of Florida. Three Confederate veterans, who fought against the United States of America, have
View image | gettyimages.com Yet another interesting controversy has arisen in my adopted state of Florida. Three Confederate veterans, who fought against the United States of America, have [More]

Evil and Compatibilism

There is widespread belief that compatibilism + theism cannot offer a credible solution to the logical problem of evil. Why does anyone believe that? I think they’re reasoning this way: if
There is widespread belief that compatibilism + theism cannot offer a credible solution to the logical problem of evil. Why does anyone believe that? I think they’re reasoning this way: if [More]

Quantum Entanglement and Information

[Revised entry by Jeffrey Bub on February 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, local.js] Quantum entanglement is a physical resource, like energy, associated with the peculiar
[Revised entry by Jeffrey Bub on February 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, local.js] Quantum entanglement is a physical resource, like energy, associated with the peculiar [More]

Quantum Mechanics

[Revised entry by Jenann Ismael on February 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text] Quantum mechanics is, at least at first glance and at least in part, a mathematical machine for predicting the behaviors
[Revised entry by Jenann Ismael on February 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text] Quantum mechanics is, at least at first glance and at least in part, a mathematical machine for predicting the behaviors [More]

Augmented Soldier Ethics II: Informed Consent

View image | gettyimages.com One general moral subject that is relevant to the augmentation of soldiers by such things as pharmaceuticals, biologicals or cybernetics is the matter of informed
View image | gettyimages.com One general moral subject that is relevant to the augmentation of soldiers by such things as pharmaceuticals, biologicals or cybernetics is the matter of informed [More]

Is Modal Realism Immoral?

I want to address what I think is a mistaken objection to modal realism: the so-called problem of indifference. The objection is originally formulated in Robert Adams. I think that our very strong
I want to address what I think is a mistaken objection to modal realism: the so-called problem of indifference. The objection is originally formulated in Robert Adams. I think that our very strong [More]

Postmodernism

[Revised entry by Gary Aylesworth on February 5, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] That postmodernism is indefinable is a truism. However, it can be described as a set of critical,
[Revised entry by Gary Aylesworth on February 5, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] That postmodernism is indefinable is a truism. However, it can be described as a set of critical, [More]

Gilbert Ryle

[Revised entry by Julia Tanney on February 4, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, imagination.html, perception.html] Although Gilbert Ryle published on a wide range of topics in philosophy
[Revised entry by Julia Tanney on February 4, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, imagination.html, perception.html] Although Gilbert Ryle published on a wide range of topics in philosophy [More]

Augmented Soldier Ethics I: Exoskeletons

One common element of military science fiction is the powered exoskeleton, also known as an exoframe, exosuit or powered armor. The basic exoskeleton is a powered framework that serves to provide
One common element of military science fiction is the powered exoskeleton, also known as an exoframe, exosuit or powered armor. The basic exoskeleton is a powered framework that serves to provide [More]