Jonardon Ganeri says in an interview that Dignaga, Sriharsha and Gangesha should be as well known as Plato, Aristotle and Descartes. HERE is the interview.
India witnessed a powerful protest for last few weeks since November 2, 2014 namely ‘Kiss of Love’. This is a protest where people kiss in public to register their protest against moral policing. Many of the supporters of Kiss of Love protest (hence forth KoL) has referred to elements of the tradition: the sculptures in […]
Justin E. H. Smith appreciate the fact that there is a gesture towards more inclusiveness in Philosophy. He adds that much more is to be done for this gesture to be meaningful. Here is the post by Smith who is a professor of the history and philosophy of science at the University of Paris.
Kids are very much Philosophical than we (often) think they are. I am convinced of this ever after I taught kids who range from 3rd to 7th standards (grades) for an year. Often the mechanical and teacher centered (rather than student centred) educational system kills the Philosphical spiriti of kids. HERE is a small peice […]
Originally posted on Daily Nous:
Normally, self-affirmation is reserved for instances in which identity is threatened in direct ways: race, gender, age, weight, and the like. Here, Nyhan decided to apply it in an unrelated context: Could recalling a time when you felt good about yourself make you more broad-minded about highly politicized issues, like…
Who is the philosopher whom you admire most? This is a question many of the academic philosophers come across very often. John Searle – one of the greatest thinkers of the contemporary time – has an interesting answer to that question. He does not truly admire anyone! He seems to think that all of them […]
Originally posted on Pleas and Excuses:
My fantastic colleague, Ty Fagan, made this graphic from recent data coming from the Educational Testing Service. I thought it was worth a blog post, because students interested in a philosophy major often ask me whether they should do a double-major or minor in “something more practical.” Often, business…
Suppose it turns out that we do not have free will; how would that affect the way we think about love? What about hatred? is it that free will plays a central role in understanding love and hatred? Please click here to see a nice and brief blog post which examines some of the intuitions […]