25 mai 2017

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

The Guardian homeThe world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times. More...

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20 mai 2017

Furor Over Philosopher's Comments on Violence Against White People

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Texas A&M president calls remarks “disturbing." Many colleagues say his quotes have been distorted and that his work in critical race theory and his academic freedom deserve support. More...

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24 avril 2017

An Open Textbook for Introduction to Philosophy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. An Open Textbook for Introduction to Philosophy
Christina Hendricks, Daily Nous, 2017/04/20

Though I'm not sure open philosophy needs a 'textbook' per se I still think this is a useful initiative that may grow. More...

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21 avril 2017

AAUP Issues Report On Adjunct Philosophy Professor Allegedly Fired For High Standards

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. AAUP Issues Report On Adjunct Philosophy Professor Allegedly Fired For High Standards
Justin W., Daily Nous, 2017/03/29

Though the post is about academic freedom, there's an interesting perspective about attitudes here. More...

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14 avril 2017

How teaching philosophy could help combat extremism

The ConversationThis concept was touched upon by the British Council in its 2015 working paper which concluded:
Young people need to be taught how to think to immunise their minds against ideologies that seek to teach them what to think.
The Department for Education’s own research in 2010 also suggested a link between philosophy for children and protection against indoctrination. More...

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20 mars 2017

Congrès HR : philosophie et politique au programme de la 33ème édition

Focus RH - Gestion de carrière et évolution professionnelleLa 33ème édition du Congrès HR se tiendra les 29 et 30 mars 2017 à Paris. Cette année, le programme se veut totalement en phase avec l'actualité. Le ton est donné dès l'ouverture avec un Networking Coffee en présence de dirigeants de médias et d'instituts de sondage. Voir l'article...

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18 mars 2017

Why teaching philosophy could help combat extremism

The ConversationBy . Young people today are constantly at risk of indoctrination – whether deliberate or inadvertent. This can be by advertisers, politicians, religious extremists or the media – and can make it hard for young people to get a handle on the world around them. More...

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23 février 2017

Philosophy and the Illusion of Explanatory Depth

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Philosophy and the Illusion of Explanatory Depth
Justin W., Daily Nous, 2017/02/21

After reading this I was motivated to look up how a toilet works on YouTube. I'm fairly confident I understand the mechanics, but I don't really have an explanation. More...

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Is It OK to Punch Nazis? Here’s What Philosophers (Including Slavoj Žižek) and Ethicists Have to Say

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Is It OK to Punch Nazis? Here’s What Philosophers (Including Slavoj Žižek) and Ethicists Have to Say
Dan Colman, Open Culture, 2017/02/03
I'm happy to say that the philosophers are lining up on the correct side of this discussion. "No, you do not get to punch people even though they’re ideologically despicable." More...

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17 février 2017

The world couldn’t afford engineering degrees without philosophy majors

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Though it costs more to educate an engineer, it pays off, according to the paper—at least, for the student who gets the degree. More...

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