by Diogo Henrique Bispo Dias I am a man. I am a black man. I am a black man from Brazil. I am a black man from Brazil living in the United States. And it is from that perspective that I want to talk. Because while black social and political movements have had and continue to have a strong effect […]
Diogo Henrique Bispo Dias got his B.A and Masters in Philosophy at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. He is currently a PhD student at University of São Paulo and a visiting scholar at University of Miami. His main philosophical interests are philosophy of logic, philosophy of science and the Vienna Circle.
by Daniel A. Kaufman An amazing documentary on the era in which “Tennis Ruled the World.” Watching it explains everything about why the sport has become so dull and has lost so much of its public impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssuwOH-HWjc An almost inhuman one-man performance of Genesis songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V7Dqf-FQL4&t=0s&list=FLQzxHWvrODrO9oA35PHXsIQ&index=22 A treasure-trove of papers for free download, by P.M.S. Hacker, one of the […]
by Mark English Maybe I have read just one too many articles promoting the so-called simulation hypothesis. Maybe I have seen just one too many populist videos purportedly dealing with scientific topics but which, in order to maximize audience numbers, manage to leave all the hard and interesting stuff out and focus instead on presentational style (including colorful and virtually […]
by E. John Winner The following shouldn’t be seen as a condemnation of genetic research, which has proven invaluable in understanding evolution, epidemiology, breeding of better food sources, etc. But there is still a holdover from the era of eugenics that some cling to: the hope that genetics can be used to determine the differences in behavior of individuals of […]
by Lillie Sauer On my way to the recycling bin the other day, newspaper in hand, I spotted the headline of the front page ― “Whites in Ozarks dying at higher rates.” (1) Reading further and seeing phrases such as “despair epidemic” and “excess deaths” I couldn’t help but scoff. It’s not that I don’t think the news of particular […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ I want to do something a little different in these Course Notes. Rather than focus on a single text or issue, I’m going to talk about three interesting lines of conversation with students that developed in two of my courses, over the past two weeks: Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophical Ideas in Literature. Plato – […]