03 novembre 2018

La filosofía no es útil ni inútil: es inevitable

The ConversationCon las nuevas decisiones del Gobierno y planteamientos educativos, la filosofía está, una vez más, en el candelero. ¿Es útil? ¿Sirve para algo? ¿Tiene sentido cultivarla en el siglo XXI? ¿Merece la pena estudiarla y enseñarla. Más...

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02 novembre 2018

Philosophy of Higher Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Questions worth asking. More...

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31 octobre 2018

What Is Your Philosophy of Higher Education?

HomeIf left unarticulated, you might stumble into one and somewhat accidentally live into it, Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt warns. More...

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26 octobre 2018

Philosophy Only A Philosopher Could Love?

Philosophy Only A Philosopher Could Love?
Jonathan Livengood, Metafilter, January 2, 2012.

Jonathan Livengood calls this "philosophy only a philosopher could love," and while I don't actually stand as a counterexample, I think there might be wider love for Clark Glymour's manifesto than the author suggests. His point of view, in a nutshell, is that for all the criticisms logical positivists receive, they contributed much of value to society, including not only computational logic and artificial intelligence, but a better and more moral view of the world than, say, Heidegger, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. I have said many times that "my morality is based on my science; my science isn't based on my morality." Though Hume famously said you cannot derive an "ought" from an "is" I take it as foundational to ethics that you can't simply argue your way out of what is a transparently flawed morality. More...

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Ergo, May 28, 2014

Most philosophy publications are closed-access, so I haven't really kept up, but this week markes the launch of Ergo, an open-access philosophy journal. More...

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15 octobre 2018

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
After my discussion of Tversky the other day, a reader wrote to remind me of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of perception. Critcizing my paper on Relevant Similarity, the reader wrote, "it is the primacy of our perceptions, which are similar to each other (in terms of how and what we generally perceive) that is the tool for our cognition." Quite right, but to clarify, this is why a system of formal reasoning is inadequate to explain cognition, because if this is all we have, the senses are not sufficient for the task that they actually accomplish. More...

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13 octobre 2018

La philosophie rationnelle est morte, vive le bonheur en classe !

logoLe bonheur est une notion alors compliquée et ambiguë. Pas de bonheur sans travail, sans argent, opposé à l’argent et le travail ne mène pas au bonheur. Le bonheur est lié alors au laxisme, à la paresse. C’est un leitmotiv que l’on retrouve à la maison, au travail mais aussi à l’école. Plus...

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09 octobre 2018

Philosophy new battleground in fight against colonialism

To study philosophy in South Africa today is to study a series of pronouncements from white, European men. Tony Shabangu, a philosophy lecturer and doctoral student at the University of Johannesburg, has read them all. But he’s looking for something new, writes Olivia Goldhill for Quartz. More...

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01 octobre 2018

Apprendre à être humain, une question chinoise (?)

Blog Educpros de Xavier Pavie. Tous les 5 ans a lieu le congrès mondial de philosophie et pour accueillir cette édition de 2018, la Chine a été choisie pour la première fois en près de 120 ans. La philosophie chinoise n’est pourtant pas récente, et comme en occident elle trouve ses racines dans l’antiquité. Le célèbre livre Yi Jing[1], le plus ancien livre chinois, un manuel dont le titre peut se traduire par « Classique des changements » date en effet du Ier millénaire avant l’ère chrétienne. Il est cependant admis que le confucianisme (550 av J.-C) est le courant philosophique principal en Chine, il se place alors au même moment que les pré-socratiques tels que Pythagore, Parménide ou encore Héraclite. Plus...

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27 septembre 2018

Epistemology in the Cloud

Epistemology in the Cloud
Henry Story, University of Southampton, 2018/08/26
This is quite a good paper, and to put it into perspective, when I say "fake news is a consensus problem," this is to a large degree what I mean. This paper is deep conceptually and will take some time. The first two sections take us through a tour of Lewis's and Nozick's work on counterfactuals from the 80s (I was steeped in this during my PhD work, and even had a sit-down and grilling with Lewis on his work). It then shift gears in the third section to talk about the cloud, and then wraps up with a discussion of digital sovereignity. More...

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