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Neuroscience v rocket science: which is biggest and best?

24/08/2016 3 Σχόλια

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Rainer Fetting (German, b. 1949), Pier to Manhattan, 1984. Oil on canvas, 265 x 214 cm.

Rainer Fetting (German, b. 1949), Pier to Manhattan, 1984

When people emphasise how complicated something is, they often compare it to either one or the other, but which one wins?

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Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

09/03/2016 Σχολιάστε

Giorgione – Three Philosophers

Philosopher Julian Baggini fears that, as we learn more and more about the universe, scientists are becoming increasingly determined to stamp their mark on other disciplines. Here, he challenges theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss over ‘mission creep’ among his peers

Julian Baggini and Lawrence Krauss, The Observer, Sunday 9 September 2012

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Does philosophy or science have all the big answers?

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Toward a politics of information

29/10/2015 Σχολιάστε

Laurent Botella

Luciano Floridi, Wojciech Przybylski

A conversation with Luciano Floridi

Privacy and identity are two sides of the same coin, argues Luciano Floridi. And yet, paradoxically, western governments are now eroding privacy in the interests of their own self-preservation. However, collecting data first and asking questions later is not a policy, says Floridi; it’s an affront to one of the foundations of liberal democracy.

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A brief history of the European future

30/09/2015 Σχολιάστε

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Max Pechstein (German, 1881 - 1955)

Max Pechstein (German, 1881 – 1955)

 

Robert Menasse

Or, why we must earn our inheritance

The sooner we get used to a future without the nation-state, writes Robert Menasse, the better; and the faster we’ll free ourselves from the current trap, between amnesia as to what the European project meant in the first place and absence of imagination about where it is heading.

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In search of eutopia

16/09/2015 Σχολιάστε

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Monte Rosse on the SeaMax Pechstein - 1913

Monte Rosse on the Sea, Max Pechstein – 1913

Eurozine Review

Index on Censorship discerns shades of McCarthyism in global threat to academic freedom; New Eastern Europe speaks to Ukrainian historian Andriy Portnov about Europe’s reinvention; Krytyka assesses the chances of success in negotiations between Kyiv and the Donbass; Letras Libres speaks to Tzvetan Todorov; in Multitudes, Antonio Negri and Raúl Sánchez Cedillo respond to the rise of Podemos; A2 dips into Kenyan, Franco-Senegalese and Afropean literature; NLO considers untameable words and animals; in Syn og Segn, Shabana Rehman Gaarder rejects the notion that animals are created for humans; and Vikerkaar watches The Wire.

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Elie During: «’A History of Problems’: Bergson and the French Epistemological Tradition»

20/03/2015 Σχολιάστε

 

Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel

le Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol.35, n°1, janvier 2004

The rather unstable historical configuration which came to be known as the ‘French epistemological tradition’ seems to owe much of its specificity to a distinctive anti-Bergsonian stand. It is nonetheless possible, as we shall argue, to trace a number of Bergsonian patterns in the basic assumptions of what was sometimes identified as an ‘anti-positivist’ view of the history of ideas. Thus the notion of problem for instance, a fundamental category in Bergson’s philosophy, underlies several themes and procedures that seem essential to the self-definition of an ‘anti-positivist’ epistemology. The idea that problems, even more than theories and concepts, are the genetic element in the development of thought, keeps coming back in Bergson’s works, suggesting the stronger claim that his philosophy, more than any other in the beginning of the Twentieth-century, may provide the philosophical grounds for a non-positivist conception of problems themselves.

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Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

28/01/2015 Σχολιάστε

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Does philosophy or science have all the big answers?

 

Philosopher Julian Baggini fears that, as we learn more and more about the universe, scientists are becoming increasingly determined to stamp their mark on other disciplines. Here, he challenges theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss over ‘mission creep’ among his peers

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The end of the European Dream

12/06/2014 Σχολιάστε

 

Stefan Auer

 

What future for Europe’s constrained democracy?

A political culture of total optimism has obscured one of the paradoxes of European unity: a constrained democracy, borne out of the experience of the devastating wars in the first half of the twentieth century, and aimed at suppressing pernicious populist instincts, has now become the source of new resentment. Coupled with the unintended consequences of the single currency, these are exceptional times indeed. And the challenges awaiting democracy are not about to get any easier, according to Stefan Auer.

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Aristotle Gallery

16/04/2014 Σχολιάστε

Aristotle: portrait bust

Aristotle, marble portrait bust, Roman copy (2nd century bc) of a Greek original (c. 325 bc); in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome.

Credit: A. Dagli Orti/© DeA Picture Library

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Who am I and why am I here?

22/11/2013 Σχολιάστε

'Portrait: bust of Aristotle.', The Wellcome Library and The European Library, CC BY-NC

 

written by Beth on November 19, 2013 in Content and News with no comments

November 21 is World Philosophy Day so we’re taking a quick look at what philosophy is all about and introducing you to some of the great philosophers.

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Greek philosophers

28/09/2013 Σχολιάστε

The Core of ‘Mind and Cosmos’

12/09/2013 Σχολιάστε

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By THOMAS NAGEL, The New York Times, August 18, 2013,
 
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The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless.

This is a brief statement of positions defended more fully in my book “Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False,” which was published by Oxford University Press last year. Since then the book has attracted a good deal of critical attention, which is not surprising, given the entrenchment of the world view that it attacks. It seemed useful to offer a short summary of the central argument.

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