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Christmas in the 21th century?

Christmas in the 21th century?
Deepa Deepa 31 December, 2017
The day that I publish this blog it is Christmas. It is a special day for many people in the world, in the Western world in the first place, but absolutely not only there. Therefore, I wanted to make a special blog for this special occasion. Usually it ...
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Philosophy undergraduate majors aren't very black, but neither are they as white as you might have thought

Philosophy undergraduate majors aren't very black, but neither are they as white as you might have thought
Ashwini Ashwini 30 December, 2017
Okay, I have some more data from the NCES database on Bachelor's degrees awarded in the U.S. A couple of weeks ago I noted that women have been earning 30-34% of philosophy BAs since the 1980s. Last week I noted the sharp decline in Philosophy, Histor...
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A christmas card

A christmas card
Deepa Deepa 28 December, 2017
← CD of the year 2017Posted onbyPeter Smith Ghirlandaio, The Adoration of the Magi, Spedale degli Innocenti, Firenze With every good wish for a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year This entry was posted in This and that. Bookmark the permalin...
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The culture of an organization

The culture of an organization
Ava Ava 28 December, 2017
It is often held that the behavior of a particular organization is affected by its culture. Two banks may have very similar organizational structures but show rather different patterns of behavior, and those differences are ascribed to differences in cu...
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Is public opinion part of a complex system?

Is public opinion part of a complex system?
Ashwini Ashwini 28 December, 2017
The worrisome likelihood that Russians and other malevolent actors are tinkering with public opinion in Western Europe and the United States through social media creates various kinds of anxiety. Are our democratic values so fragile that a few thousand ...
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Meno's paradox

Meno's paradox
Deepa Deepa 25 December, 2017
Ask a philosopher, especially an epistemologist, what knowledge is, and she’ll probably answer that it is justified belief. Of course, she knows that the problem here just starts, for what does “justified” mean and when is a belief justified, and moreov...
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Cd of the year — runners up!

Cd of the year — runners up!
Ava Ava 25 December, 2017
← Logic books of the year?Bob Hale (1945-2017) →Posted onbyPeter Smith As I said, those lists of books-of-the-year only make me feel quite hopelessly out of touch, and leave me rather sadly wondering how to possibly find the time to read more. But list...
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Bob hale (1945-2017)

Bob hale (1945-2017)
Ava Ava 25 December, 2017
← CD of the year 2017 — runners up!CD of the year 2017 →Posted onbyPeter Smith I am very sorry to hear that the philosopher Bob Hale has died. I have always admired his work, and when — back in the day — we used to bump into each other at conferences, ...
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Cd of the year

Cd of the year
Krishna Krishna 24 December, 2017
← Bob Hale (1945-2017)A Christmas card →Posted onbyPeter Smith Their recording history has been extraordinary. In 2010, the already much admired Pavel Haas Quartet released their fourth CD, Dvořák’s String Quartets Op. 96, the “American”, and Op. 106...
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Logic books of the year?

Logic books of the year?
Ava Ava 21 December, 2017
← When I were a lad …CD of the year — runners up! →Posted onbyPeter Smith It’s the season when the literary supplements are full of choices of books of the year. And I for one am made to feel I just Haven’t Been Keeping Up. Ah well … In fact, the only...
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A lost library

A lost library
Ashwini Ashwini 16 December, 2017
Montaigne's study in his castle. On the wall the points where his book cases had been attached can still be seen.Montaigne loved books. He had a large collection of books. About thousand books. Maybe it’s not impressive in view of what many people have ...
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A new action-based theory of spatial perception

A new action-based theory of spatial perception
Krishna Krishna 15 December, 2017
DashboardContributor InstructionsThe Brains BlogSince 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mindMasthead Founder:Gualtiero Piccinini Managing Editor:John Schwenkler Contributing Editors:Robert Briscoe, Cameron Buckner, Danie...
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Is well-being a number?

Is well-being a number?
Deepa Deepa 15 December, 2017
DashboardContributor InstructionsThe Brains BlogSince 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mindMasthead Founder:Gualtiero Piccinini Managing Editor:John Schwenkler Contributing Editors:Robert Briscoe, Cameron Buckner, Danie...
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Dreidel: a seemingly foolish game that contains the moral world in miniature

Dreidel: a seemingly foolish game that contains the moral world in miniature
Ava Ava 15 December, 2017
[Also appearing in today's LA Times. Happy first night of Hannukah!] Superficially, dreidel appears to be a simple game of luck, and a badly designed game at that. It lacks balance, clarity, and (apparently) meaningful strategic choice. From this pers...
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Varieties of organizational dysfunction

Varieties of organizational dysfunction
Ashwini Ashwini 14 December, 2017
Several earlier posts have made the point that important technology failures often include organizational faults in their causal background.It is certainly true that most important accidents have multiple causes, and it is crucial to have as good an und...
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