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Why Study Philosophy? – A Not Stupid Answer

Hangers-on at the edge of academic philosophy often challenge the lack of respect for their purported discipline in a way that undermines both the respect they want to encourage and the employment prospects that they presumably hope to enhance. Here … Continue reading

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Philosophy News | The Gettier Problem: A Study

Philosophy News | The Gettier Problem: A Study. I haven’t read this yet, but my take on “Gettier” problems is that they break on the issue of “justified” rather than “belief”. (And further that the break is so obvious that … Continue reading

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Philosophy News | My Philosopher Can Beat Up Your Computer Scientist

Philosophy News | My Philosopher Can Beat Up Your Computer Scientist. Philosophy’s perceived market disrespect (inferiority complex ?) is a reaction to the fact that there is no philosophy credential which predicts any useful skill any more effectively than any … Continue reading

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The Uses of Philosophy

A bit of a coincidence today as John S Wilkins returns to the theme of scientists’ disrespect for philosophy at the same time as Chris Hallquist announces that philosophy is dysfunctional. I suspect that the root of the problem is in … Continue reading

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Christopher Norris Defends Philosophy

Christopher Norris has written an article in Philosophy Now defending the Philosophy of Science from allegations of its irrelevance by scientists (most recently Stephen Hawking for example).  Norris alleges the existence of “scientists’ need to philosophize and their proneness to … Continue reading

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