Does anyone else agree that this commercial, silly though it is, has a special sense of what’s screwed up about being an adjunct and the reliance of schools on adjunct labor? Let me know what you think.
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This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]
Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.
This image depicts the view called determinism, which denies that free will exists and that all events are precisely and exclusively the result of prior circumstances.
A great introduction to critical thinking, including a great discussion of a context which it could enhance, public discourse. Should be required viewing for all philosophy classes, intro and ethics.
I want to use this talk to spark a discussion about whether our pre-reflective moral beliefs (the fancy term is “moral intuitions”) are always adequate or require additional training. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/our-buggy-moral-code-dan-ariely