Philosophia Ex Machina
"Be a philosopher, but amidst all your philosophy be still a man." - David Hume
Monday, July 28, 2014
Radiolab as a Pedagogic Tool for Philosophical Ethics
All students of ethics will eventually find themselves grappling with the question of the moral status of animals. Any foray into this won...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
White Privilege: The Empirical Evidence
1) "Before the economic meltdown, white families possessed about twelve times the net worth of the typical black family and eight time...
Monday, April 21, 2014
The Singularity Is Not As Near As You Think (Pt.2)
In my previous post I examined Nicholas Agar's argument to the conclusion that there exists ...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Singularity Is Not As Near As You Think
Ray Kurzweil argues that work in artificial intelligence is not simply work done with the aim...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Book of Life: A Thought Experiment
"While browsing around the library one day, I notice an old dusty tome, quite large, entitled ‘Alvin I. Goldman.’ I take it from the ...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Dennett and the "Surely" Operator
In his Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking , Daniel Dennett writes: "When you'...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On the Difference Between Writing Philosophy Clearly and Writing Accessibly
In his Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking , Daniel Dennett writes: Some philosophers think that using examples in their work i...
Saturday, February 8, 2014
A Bibliography of Racism
Overview of survey and study findings lifted from The New Jim Crow . I have lifted the relevant empirical claims and followed the bibliogra...
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