Philosophy News https://philosophynews.com/ Think About It Thu, 08 Dec 2022 06:34:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 /wp-content/uploads/2022/02/cropped-image_bg_512x512-32x32.png Philosophy News https://philosophynews.com/ 32 32 Nonexistent Objects https://philosophynews.com/nonexistent-objects/ https://philosophynews.com/nonexistent-objects/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2022 06:34:28 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/?p=33295 [Revised entry by Maria Reicher on December 7, 2022. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Are there nonexistent objects, i.e., objects that do not exist? Some examples often cited are: Zeus, Pegasus, Sherlock Holmes, Vulcan (the hypothetical planet postulated by the 19th century astronomer Le Verrier), the perpetual motion machine, the golden mountain, the fountain Read More

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Illuminating Truth & Beauty: The Choral Music of Samuel Adler https://philosophynews.com/illuminating-truth-beauty-the-choral-music-of-samuel-adler/ https://philosophynews.com/illuminating-truth-beauty-the-choral-music-of-samuel-adler/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2022 06:34:25 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/illuminating-truth-beauty-the-choral-music-of-samuel-adler/ As a reviewer for a classical record magazine, I often receive items from off the beaten track that prove illuminating discoveries. Sometimes I am moved to share them with readers of this journal because I feel they are of interest to all who value culture, art, beauty, and the life of the intellect and spirit.…
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“Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through…” https://philosophynews.com/disobedience-in-the-eyes-of-any-one-who-has-read-history-is-mans-original-virtue-it-is-through/ https://philosophynews.com/disobedience-in-the-eyes-of-any-one-who-has-read-history-is-mans-original-virtue-it-is-through/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2022 04:34:23 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/disobedience-in-the-eyes-of-any-one-who-has-read-history-is-mans-original-virtue-it-is-through/ “Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More

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Saint Thomas Aquinas https://philosophynews.com/saint-thomas-aquinas/ https://philosophynews.com/saint-thomas-aquinas/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2022 03:34:29 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/?p=33293 [New Entry by Robert Pasnau on December 7, 2022.] [Editor’s Note: The following new entry by Robert Pasnau replaces the former entry on this topic by the previous authors.] Between antiquity and modernity stands Thomas Aquinas (ca…. Originally appeared on Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Read More

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“Truth – and life too – can be attained by us only when, by comparing a quality common to two…” https://philosophynews.com/truth-and-life-too-can-be-attained-by-us-only-when-by-comparing-a-quality-common-to-two/ https://philosophynews.com/truth-and-life-too-can-be-attained-by-us-only-when-by-comparing-a-quality-common-to-two/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2022 00:34:30 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/truth-and-life-too-can-be-attained-by-us-only-when-by-comparing-a-quality-common-to-two/ “Truth – and life too – can be attained by us only when, by comparing a quality common to two sensations, we succeed in extracting their common essence and in reuniting them to each other, liberated from the contingencies of time…” – Byung-chul Han, The Scent of Time (via thirdity) Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More

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What’s In a Name? Rethinking CSW https://philosophynews.com/whats-in-a-name-rethinking-csw/ https://philosophynews.com/whats-in-a-name-rethinking-csw/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2022 20:34:27 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/whats-in-a-name-rethinking-csw/ On September 23, 2022 the APA hosted the first of three currently-planned panels on “The Status of ‘Women’ in the Committee on the Status of Women.” As many noted at this initial event, the discussion is long overdue.  As I understand it, the motivation for the discussion is to ensure that inclusive, intersectional conceptions of Read More

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“One should be addicted solely to the task that one is undertaking. One should be intoxicated by that…” https://philosophynews.com/one-should-be-addicted-solely-to-the-task-that-one-is-undertaking-one-should-be-intoxicated-by-that/ https://philosophynews.com/one-should-be-addicted-solely-to-the-task-that-one-is-undertaking-one-should-be-intoxicated-by-that/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2022 20:34:23 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/one-should-be-addicted-solely-to-the-task-that-one-is-undertaking-one-should-be-intoxicated-by-that/ “One should be addicted solely to the task that one is undertaking. One should be intoxicated by that task, insatiable, like someone hankering for the pleasure and the fruit of love-play.” – Śāntideva, Bodhicaryāvatāra, Crosby & Skilton tr. (7:62) Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More

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Suggested reading: Is spreading medical misinformation a doctor’s free speech right? https://philosophynews.com/suggested-reading-is-spreading-medical-misinformation-a-doctors-free-speech-right/ https://philosophynews.com/suggested-reading-is-spreading-medical-misinformation-a-doctors-free-speech-right/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/?p=33270 by Steven Lee Myers When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that would punish California doctors for spreading false information about Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, he pledged that it would apply only in the most “egregious instances” of misleading patients. It may never have the chance. Even before the law, the nation’s first of Read More

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The myth of the one true feminism https://philosophynews.com/the-myth-of-the-one-true-feminism/ https://philosophynews.com/the-myth-of-the-one-true-feminism/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:34:50 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/the-myth-of-the-one-true-feminism/ Many dismiss the goal for more female representation in boardrooms as mere “corporate feminism”, not truly advancing the interests of women. Others think that including LGBTQ rights as part of the feminist agenda dilutes the real cause.  But the argument that there is one correct way to fight for the equality of the sexes is Read More

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Oral Exams in Undergrad Courses? https://philosophynews.com/oral-exams-in-undergrad-courses/ https://philosophynews.com/oral-exams-in-undergrad-courses/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:34:37 +0000 https://philosophynews.com/oral-exams-in-undergrad-courses/ Between the developments in large language models (like GPT-3) and their possible use by students, and being in the thick of end-of-term grading of papers, the idea of making use of oral exams, as suggested in a recent New York Times column, seems tempting. It would be useful to hear from philosophy professors who have used Read More

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