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A big-data contribution to the history of philosophy

A big-data contribution to the history of philosophy
Ashwini Ashwini 28 June, 2020
The history of philosophy is generally written by subject experts who explore and follow a tradition of thought about which figures and topics were "pivotal" and thereby created an ongoing research field. This is illustrated, for example, in Stephen Sch...
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Guest post by nicholas preuth

Guest post by nicholas preuth
Ava Ava 21 June, 2020
Nicholas Preuth is a philosophy student at the University of Michigan. His primary interests fall in the philosophy of law and the philosophy of social science. Thanks, Nick, for contributing this post!Distinguishing Meta-Social Ontology from Social Ont...
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Shared intentions

Shared intentions
Ava Ava 12 June, 2020
Musica Temprana in Vredenburg/Tivoli, 15 December 2019Now that the lockdown gradually is lifted in many countries, maybe it is time to write in my blogs about something else than about themes related to the corona pandemic, as I have done during the pas...
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The prevention paradox

The prevention paradox
Deepa Deepa 7 June, 2020
“Should we sacrifice individual freedom for the benefit of the population health? Or should we simply help those who really need it? These are questions that health authorities in all countries struggle with.” These are the first sentences of an article...
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Philosophy by the Way: Face masks

Philosophy by the Way: Face masks
Ashwini Ashwini 31 May, 2020
In these days that the coronavirus rules the world, we see a new phenomenon: People publicly wear face masks. Also in the past (especially in East Asia) people sometimes wore them in public, usually in order to prevent that others would be infected when...
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Rosa cao and dan yamins livestream “making sense of mechanism” on may 22

Rosa cao and dan yamins livestream “making sense of mechanism” on may 22
Deepa Deepa 19 May, 2020
Contributor InstructionsThe Brains BlogSince 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mind Menu Skip to content Contributor InstructionsMasthead Founder:Gualtiero Piccinini Managing Editor:John Schwenkler Contributing Editors:R...
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Freedom in corona times

Freedom in corona times
Krishna Krishna 11 May, 2020
I always avoid to write here about themes that I have treated before. Nevertheless, sometimes it happens. It can be that I have forgotten what I had written about before, which is not strange if you realize that I write these blogs already for thirteen ...
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Social factors driving technology

Social factors driving technology
Ava Ava 4 May, 2020
In a recent post I addressed the question of how social and political circumstances influence the direction of technological change (link). There I considered Thomas Hughes's account of the development of electric power as a "socio-technological system"...
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The trolley problem and moral judgment

The trolley problem and moral judgment
Ava Ava 13 April, 2020
The so-called “trolley problem” is more relevant than ever before in these days that the coronavirus rules the world. Lately yet, in my blog dated 23 March 2020, I discussed its relation to the corona crisis. Since then, again and again I have seen disc...
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The unreliability of naive introspection

The unreliability of naive introspection
Ashwini Ashwini 11 April, 2020
Wesley Buckwalter has a new podcast Journal Entries, in which philosophers spend 30-50 minutes walking listeners through the main ideas of one of their papers, sometimes adding new subsequent reflections or thoughts about future research in the area. To...
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Thomas hughes on electric power as a sociotechnical system

Thomas hughes on electric power as a sociotechnical system
Ashwini Ashwini 11 April, 2020
We have quite a few ideas about how technology affects us personally and socially. But we are less aware of the ways in which facts about the contemporary social world influences the development of technology -- at any given time in history. Technologic...
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Adina roskies will live-stream “representational similarity analysis in neuroimaging…” this friday

Adina roskies will live-stream “representational similarity analysis in neuroimaging…” this friday
Krishna Krishna 6 April, 2020
Contributor InstructionsThe Brains BlogSince 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mind Menu Skip to content Contributor InstructionsMasthead Founder:Gualtiero Piccinini Managing Editor:John Schwenkler Contributing Editors:R...
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Montaigne and the plague

Montaigne and the plague
Deepa Deepa 6 April, 2020
In the days of Montaigne, life-disturbing epidemics were nothing exceptional. Of course, Montaigne didn’t know about the coronavirus. This virus is new, and as such viruses ̶ and bacteria as well ̶ were phenomena that had yet to be discovered. In Montai...
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Gross inequalities in a time of pandemic

Gross inequalities in a time of pandemic
Krishna Krishna 5 April, 2020
Here is a stunning juxtaposition in the April 2 print edition of the New York Times. Take a close look. The top panel updates readers on the fact that the city and the region are enduring unimaginable suffering and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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“radical disruptions of self-consciousness”

“radical disruptions of self-consciousness”
Deepa Deepa 2 April, 2020
Contributor InstructionsThe Brains BlogSince 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mind Menu Skip to content Contributor InstructionsMasthead Founder:Gualtiero Piccinini Managing Editor:John Schwenkler Contributing Editors:R...
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Charity argument contest update

Charity argument contest update
Ava Ava 1 April, 2020
In october, Fiery Cushman and I announced a contest: Participants were to write a philosophical argument that attempts to convince research participants to donate a surprise bonus to charity. The winner would receive $500, and we would donate an additi...
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Metacognition: new developments and challenges

Metacognition: new developments and challenges
Deepa Deepa 29 February, 2020
Contributor InstructionsThe Brains BlogSince 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mind Menu Skip to content Contributor InstructionsMasthead Founder:Gualtiero Piccinini Managing Editor:John Schwenkler Contributing Editors:R...
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Applying to phd programs in philosophy, part vi: gre scores and other things

Applying to phd programs in philosophy, part vi: gre scores and other things
Ava Ava 27 February, 2020
Part I: Should You Apply, and Where? Part II: Grades, Classes, and Institution of Origin Part III: Letters of Recommendation Part IV: Writing Sample Part V: Statement of Purpose Old Series from 2007 ------------------------------------------------------...
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The pavel haas quartet — at cambridge

The pavel haas quartet — at cambridge
Ashwini Ashwini 26 February, 2020
← Better late than never …Posted onbyPeter Smith A few days after playing at Wigmore Hall, The Pavel Haas Quartet and Boris Giltburg were in Cambridge at the Peterhouse Theatre, again playing the Shostakovich Piano Quintet. This time, the other piece...
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