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Last site update: June 01 2019 15:22:19.

May 17, 2019

  • You weren't born just to be 'useful,’ Irish president tells students - Big Think
  • May 16, 2019

  • Why be good when it seems like nasty guys finish first? - The Irish Times
  • May 8, 2019

  • Breakingviews - Hadas: CEOs would benefit from more humanities - Reuters Breakingviews
  • Entitled Opinions: Philosophy Outside Academia - Blog of the APA
  • How Would Judaism Address Philosophy's "Trolley Problem?" - Jewish Journal
  • Ranking celebrity chef cookbooks ... by how many animals their recipes kill - Vox
  • John Stuart Mill's big idea: Harsh critics make good thinkers - Big Think
  • Reboot ethics governance in China - Nature
  • May 7, 2019

  • USC Dornsife philosopher wants everyone to ask themselves some big questions - USC Dornsife
  • Humanities majors are worth more than you’d think - The Daily Illini
  • Sociology and philosophy under threat in Brazil – a petition - openDemocracy
  • Philosophy Talk: What Is Religious Belief? - KALW
  • May 6, 2019

  • Liberalism vs. Open-Mindedness: No, They’re Not the Same - The Daily Nexus
  • Problematic Thinking On China From The State Department's Head Of Policy Planning - War on the Rocks
  • The Secret Life of Philosophers Revealed at the Neubauer Collegium - The Chicago Maroon
  • Can Physics Prove There Is No Free Will? - Mind Matters
  • How the ancient philosophy of stoicism can help you do your best work every day - Ladders
  • More Than 800 Institutions Sign Harvard Letter Calling on Brazil to Fund Philosophy, Sociology - The Harvard Crimson
  • Success and virtue - The Irish Times
  • On the birthday of Socrates, what can be said about the philosopher whom nobody has read? - The Indian Express
  • If we only confirm our biases, expect the same old vicious circles - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • May 5, 2019

  • 'The Matrix' hit theaters 20 years ago. Many scientists and philosophers still think we're living in a simulation - Business Insider
  • May 4, 2019

  • Carlow College, St Patrick's announces an upcoming course in Philosophy for Children - Carlow Live
  • Who was the real Socrates? - Aeon
  • May 3, 2019

  • Objections to Scripture not based in intellect but in immorality - The Citizens
  • Why parents have a moral obligation to vaccinate kids - oregonlive.com
  • APA Member Interview: Sahar Joakim - Blog of the APA
  • Muammar Gaddafi, Existentialist - CounterPunch
  • May 2, 2019

  • The Philosophy Haiku of Kris McDaniel - Daily Nous
  • 40 Philosophical Quotes By Plato On Love & Life - YourTango
  • 10 Famous Scientists Who Believe That God Exists - The Science Times
  • On Marx’s 201st birthday, a play offers a peek into his personal life - Hindustan Times
  • Catholic philosopher: Why I signed the open letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy - LifeSite
  • Against cheerfulness - Aeon
  • Horrific Thoughts: Incorporating Student Film-Making in a Course on Horror and Philosophy - Blog of the APA
  • Philosophy student muses on possibilities for social self - The Miscellany News
  • May 1, 2019

  • Dealing with the absurdity of human existence in the face of converging catastrophes - The Conversation
  • When Artificial Intelligence Knows Too Much (or Too Little) About You - Fortune
  • What the Ancient Greeks teach us. The value of Athenian tragedy in an age of anxiety - NewStatesmanAmerica
  • Are you a decent person? 'The Good Place' philosophy adviser wrote a book to help you figure that out. - Chicago Tribune
  • Ayn Rand on Economics: How Capitalism Hinges on Philosophy - New Ideal
  • A New Kind of Critical Thinking - David Manley via Daily Nous
  • Cosmos, Quantum and Consciousness: Is Science Doomed to Leave Some Questions Unanswered? - Scientific American
  • MIT project shows Turkey tops Greece as birthplace of great philosophers - Neos Kosmos
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    April 30, 2019

  • It Ain’t Easy: “Nihilism” - Christian Podcast Central via Patheos
  • Philosopher spouts principles to success to NU audience - Niagra Gazette
  • Let’s get philosophical about getting productive - The Business Times
  • STEM Education Needs HELP (Humanities, Ethics, Literature and Philosophy) - stltoday.com
  • Sapere Audi (Dare to Know) - TAPinto
  • Program aims to make everyday technology more ethical - The Harvard Gazette
  • Philosopher Kate Manne explains how misogny and sexism are already shaping the 2020 race - AlterNet
  • Nietzsche and the Meaning of Life - TAPinto
  • A brief breakdown of Joe Biden's Immanuel Kant obsession - The Week
  • The Guardian view on higher education: humans need the humanities - The Guardian
  • Philosopher Gregg Caruso on The Problem With Punishment - New Haven Independent
  • Philosopher David Hume Vs. The National Debt - Seeking Alpha
  • Saving liberalism in the Philippines - Inquirer Opinion
  • May the most moral, smartest Democrat win - OakPark.com - Letter To The Editor
  • April 29, 2019

  • The best books on Philosophy of Science recommended by Stathis Psillos - Five Books
  • Did Jesus Use “Socratic Method” in His Teaching? - National Catholic Register
  • Enter into the philosopher's cave with Stephen Hicks, the philosopher influencing the influencers - TheBlaze
  • How Rabindranath Tagore reshaped Indian philosophy and literature - OUPBlog
  • How the Greek philosophy was adapted from Indian philosophy - The Times of India
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro Takes on Philosophy, Sociology - Inside Higher Ed
  • Makers of Modern Philosophy (Spinozism) - The Kashmir Monitor>
  • Bryce Christiaens, a weed nerd with a degree in philosophy - kpvi.com
  • Is Annexing the West Bank a ‘Moral Right’? - The American Conservative
  • ‘Indian renaissance, an ‘unfinished revolution’ - The Hindu
  • Comparative philosophy, best antidote to religious radicalization - Deccan Chronicle
  • April 28, 2019

  • Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity? - WIRED
  • April 27, 2019

  • VIDEO: Harvard Professor Explains What the Avengers Can Teach Us About Philosophy - WIRED
  • April 26, 2019

  • AIs should have the same ethical protections as animals - Aeon Ideas
  • Stop Worrying About the ‘Death’ of the Humanities - The Wall Street Journal
  • Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Slack and Flickr, says 2 beliefs have brought him the greatest success in life - Times Union
  • Do you have a right to health care? Politicians and philosophers wrestle - The Fresno Bee
  • How The Ancient Philosophy of Stoicism Can Help You Do Your Best Work Every Day - Thrive Global
  • Words of Wisdom from Greek Philosophers Featured in New App - GreekReporter.com
  • American Philosophical Association Member Interview: Kristina Dukoski - Blog of APA
  • Brazilian Government To Defund Philosophy in Public Universities - Daily Nous
  • April 25, 2019

  • Mystery vs. mystery: A Note on John Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism - suspended in her jar via Patheos
  • A Natural Philosopher’s Lament - Public Discourse
  • The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage - The Daily Utah Chronicle
  • Rollins College's pre-school takes a 'philosophical' approach to teaching kids - FOX 35
  • The myth of rational thinking - Vox
  • Human Flourishing (Eudaimonia): an Antidote to Extinction? - CounterPunch.org
  • Do male and female brains differ? A philosophical reply - The Irish Times
  • Why the Flow of Time Is an Illusion - Nautilus
  • April 24, 2019

  • Philosophy student graduates with degree she's passionate about - ASU Now
  • Time Is What We Are – Uncertain - IAI TV
  • We used philosophy to determine whether Damian Lillard’s shot was actually ‘bad’ - SBNation.com
  • Philosophers on Medicine Podcast: Philosophy Outside Academia - Blog of the APA
  • The canning of UNFs philosophy graduate program - UNF Spinnaker
  • Is Theistic Belief Rational in a Scientific Age? A Philosopher and Astrophysicist Exchange Arguments - College of the Holy Cross
  • From Malaysia: Scrap moral studies in favour of Philosophy - The Star Online
  • April 23, 2019

  • Africa: Why Philosophy Must Be Dragged Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Street - allAfrica.com
  • Everyday Ethics: Practical philosophy. How to apply ethical teachings to your life - Reading Eagle
  • Drucker, others Tell Us to Use the Liberal Arts - HR Exchange Network
  • Why philosophy must be dragged out of the ivory tower and into the street - MENAFN.COM
  • Can a theory that isn’t completely testable still be useful to physics? - symmetry magazine
  • How do you approach public philosophy? - Blog of the APA
  • Feminist Philosophers, a blog, is closing down - Feminist Philosophers
  • April 22, 2019

  • Don’t just do it, think about it too: how Gilbert Ryle’s philosophy of mind can help athletes teach themselves to improve - Aeon Essays
  • The anatomy of beauty - The Hindu
  • The scientific maneuver Mueller used that implicates the president - Vox
  • Philosophy courses attract large enrollment - The Ranger
  • Apple employs an in-house philosopher but won’t let him talk to the press - Quartz
  • Why philosophy and business should go hand in hand - TNW
  • April 21, 2019

  • The Matrix 20 years on: how a sci-fi film tackled big philosophical questions - Brits in Kenya
  • The purpose of life is To do someThing original - The Hitavada
  • Blaine Greteman: Oil puts food on the table. What has Shakespeare ever done for me? Plenty, and the University of Tulsa should keep that in mind - Tulsa World
  • April 20, 2019

  • The philosophy of tragedy & the tragedy of philosophy - with Simon Critchley - Big Think
  • Socrates’ ancient philosophy shows why moral posturing on social media is so annoying - Quartz
  • Legalize it? Marijuana should never have been criminalized in the first place, philosopher says - nj.com
  • April 19, 2019

  • Philosopher David Albert thinks there might be a “clear and straightforward” way of thinking about quantum phenomena - Scientific American
  • Is ancient philosophy the future? - The Globe and Mail
  • Philosophy Talk: Authority and Resistance - KALW
  • Philosopher Nick Bostrom, who's inspired Elon Musk, thinks mass surveillance might be the only way to save humanity from doom - Business Insider
  • New Nietzsche exhibit explores the philosopher's influlence on art - Ottawa Citizen
  • APA Member Interview: Stephanie Rivera Berruz - Blog of the APA
  • April 18, 2019

  • Truth and Hand Washing in the Mueller Report - American Greatness
  • knots and not seeing - 3:AM Magazine
  • Outreach program introduces high school students to philosophical questions, topics - The Lamron
  • 'Tragedy, The Greeks, And Us' Examines How Classical Philosophers Saw Early Dramas - capradio.org
  • Olaf Stapledon: Philosopher and Fabulist - Chronicles Magazine
  • Pondering death, and hoping to find ‘something’ - Catholic Star Herald
  • 10 Krishnamurti quotes on the meaning of life. The Indian philosopher had a lot to say - Big Think
  • Ethics Bowl provides setting for students to consider implications of philosophy - The Tufts Daily
  • Morality vs ethics: a silly distinction we can do without - The Irish Catholic
  • April 17, 2019

  • The Notre Dame Fire and an Ancient Greek Paradox - Jade Saab
  • Neutrons have short, mysterious lives - Prince George Citizen
  • Tim Blake Nelson's new play reveals how Socrates predicted Donald Trump and the tyranny of democracy - Newsweek
  • What's the Difference Between Agnosticism and Atheism? - HowStuffWorks
  • Philosophy and The Rise of Hitler's Germany - New Ideal
  • Zombie Pigs? The revival of disembodied organs raises slew of ethical and legal questions about the nature of death and consciousness - Nature
  • Mary Warnock (1924-2019). Philosopher who crafted governance for embryo research - Nature
  • Philosopher Sir Roger Scruton and the public square - The Economist
  • Armed With a Philosophy of Ethics, Bubblr Aims to Change the Internet - Business News Daily
  • 3 Reasons for the Rise of Fake News. Cailin O'Connor explains reasons for the shift in American politics - Psychology Today
  • Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom hypothesis predicts the rise of super villains - TNW
  • Stoicism and Silicon Valley - The Week
  • Review of Socrates, starring Michael Stuhlbarg, at the Public Theater - NewYorkTheaterGuide.com
  • April 16, 2019

  • C.S. Peirce on Science and Belief - Epoché
  • What nature is — according to philosopher Alan Watts - Big Think
  • Review: In ‘Socrates,’ a Brainy Tribute to a Prickly Provocateur - The New York Times
  • 'Socrates': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
  • Herbert Marcuse, the Radical Philosopher Who Inspired the New Left - YES! Magazine
  • Thales, Olive Oil, And Understanding Optionality - Speculators Anonymous
  • Slavoj Zizek says ‘the dream of universal liberal democracy is over’ - The Independent
  • April 15, 2019

  • Life of Brian at 40: an assertion of individual freedom that still resonates - The Conversation
  • The problem with “post-work.” A world without jobs would undermine the relationships that make our lives meaningful - NewStatesman
  • Pirating ebooks is an offence against moral justice - Good e-Reader
  • Untold History of AI: Algorithmic Bias Was Born in the 1980s - IEEE Spectrum
  • AI academy asks students to sign ethical contract akin to Hippocratic Oath - The Sociable
  • April 13, 2019

  • Envisioning the Afterlife. The problem with Lazarus - La Croix International
  • 'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, ideas and hints for living a happy life - The Japan Times
  • Do we have a moral duty to pay taxes? - oregonlive.com
  • April 12, 2019

  • Interview: Simon Critchley - What Is It Like To Be A Philosopher?
  • Kierkegaard had no time for the conventions of ordinary life. But his severity did not stop him being witty - The Guardian
  • In 2019, the Cambridge Philosophical Society celebrates its 200th anniversary - OUPblog
  • APA Member Interview: Elizabeth Victor - Blog of the APA
  • The modern-day challenge of weaving ethics into education - livemint
  • April 11, 2019

  • Socrates Questions, a Contemporary Philosopher Answers - The New York Times
  • Philosophy Professor Awarded $1.2M Grant to Advance Research on Free Will and Responsibility - Newswise
  • Philosophers Want Back into Science - Evolution News
  • Do you compute? - Aeon Essays
  • April 10, 2019

  • Is Superintelligence Impossible? - Edge.org
  • Philosophical Field Trips: Powerpoints, Orientation and Re-Orientation For Philosophy on Foot - Blog of the APA
  • From guitarist to philosophy graduate student - ASU Now
  • Moral dilemmas of everyday life - OrissaPOST
  • Women in Philosophy: Basic Capabilities, How Universal Are They? - Blog of the APA
  • Studying Ethics Across Disciplines - Lehigh University
  • Philosophy in public spaces. Professor Joins Colleagues in Opening Up Dialogue - Wittenberg University
  • Philosopher sacked from government commission after ‘unacceptable comments’ - Inside Housing
  • Can The Joker Prove That Society is Meaningless? - 71 Republic
  • Renowned philosopher Martha Nussbaum addresses animal ethics - The Brown Daily Herald
  • Buddhism a philosophy? Depends which way you slice it - THE NATION
  • April 9, 2019

  • Are we living in a simulation? This MIT scientist says it’s more likely than not - Digital Trends
  • A PhD in Philosophy Was Not Worth It - Rachel Anne Williams via Medium
  • By combining humor, drag, and philosophy, YouTuber Natalie Wynn is cutting through today's culture wars with clarity and logic - VICE
  • An Attempt to Translate Philosophy into Comics Fails Miserably - Hyperallergic
  • Tell Us How to Fix the Lack of Diversity in Philosophy Departments - Blog of the APA
  • April 8, 2019

  • EU guidelines Ethics washing made in Europe - Tagesspiegel Mobil
  • The toxic disinformation of social media has rendered traditional forms of humor quaint and futile - The New York Times
  • 3rd Annual Philosophical Photography Contest Winner - Rotman Institute of Philosophy
  • Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI - European Commission
  • Don't Roll Your Eyes at the Guy Who Recently "Invented Philosophy" - Daily Nous
  • How I Learned To Stop Worrying About The Existence Of An External World - 3 Quarks Daily
  • April 7, 2019

  • The New Science of How to Argue - Constructively - The Atlantic
  • April 5, 2019

  • We need a philosopher president. Does such a candidate exist? - The Washington Post
  • Why I left philosophy - de Pony Sum via Medium
  • April 4, 2019

  • Science and Philosophy. They need each other. Here's why - Psychology Today
  • Should animals, plants, and robots have the same rights as you? - Vox
  • April 1, 2019

  • How Does Philosophy Guide Local Government - PhiLife via YouTube
  • March 28, 2019

  • The Unexpected Philosophical Depths of the Clicker Game Universal Paperclips - The New Yorker
  • March 27, 2019

  • A study of ethicists finds they’re no more ethical than the rest of us (and no better at calling their mothers) - Quartz
  • March 21, 2019

  • The Possible World Defense: Why Our Current Legal Thinking about Entrapment is Philosophically Suspect - Blog of the APA
  • March 18, 2019

  • 7 essential Eastern philosophy books - Big Think
  • March 14, 2019

  • Peter Adamson - What Is It Like To Be A Philosopher?
  • March 12, 2019

  • The Origin Story of Peter Singer's Instagram Account - The New Yorker
  • March 11, 2019

  • Vagueness - 1000-Word Philosophy
  • March 7, 2019

  • Daily Nous Turns Five - Daily Nous
  • March 6, 2019

  • “Be yourself” is terrible advice. Take a better lesson from philosophy and me, a reformed loudmouth - The Outline
  • March 5, 2019

  • Euthanasia, or Mercy Killing - 1000-Word Philosophy
  • March 1, 2019

  • Ben Bayer - Blog of The APA
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