Philosophy & Science of Reasoning

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Friday's philosopher story:  William James  James is famous as a philosopher and psychologist. Many people call him the “father of modern psychology”, partially because he founded the world’s first psychology lab.  Less well known is James’ mysticism. He believed chemical intoxication reveals “potential forms of consciousness” in us.  There is more to it than the word limit allows. Read on from our Facebook page!

William James (January 1842 – August was an American philosopher and psychologist who had trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.

We've just added a new video: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions!  In this video, Kelley Shiffman discusses one of the most basic tools in the philosopher's tool kit: the distinction between necessary and sufficient conditions.  Check it out here! http://wi-phi.com/video/necessary-and-sufficient-conditions

min) by 119 Ministries. Ever had someone tell you that Christ did away with the law? Well, here's a few questions to make you think again.

Philosophy Blogs Best 100 List. Know the philosophy of life through philosophical blogs, philosophical magazines, philosophy websites, philosophy podcasts.

How Overthinking Kills Your Dating Game

A podcast exploring the relationship between gender norms and militarism.

A podcast exploring the relationship between gender norms and militarism.

Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcatio... https://www.amazon.com/dp/022605196X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_3yVVybG9EH8G2

What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience

'Finance For Normal People' (OUP 2017) discusses — among other things — our unreflective reasoning about money and what we can do about it.  http://amzn.to/2vIWPFp

Finance for Normal People teaches behavioral finance to people like you and me - normal people, neither rational nor irrational. We are consumers, savers, inves

The social practice we call science has had spectacular success in explaining the natural world since the 17th century. While advanced mathematics and other precursors of modern science were not...

The social practice we call science has had spectacular success in explaining the natural world since the century. While advanced mathematics and other precursors of modern science were not.

Studies reveal more than 10 strategies for debiasing stereotypes, environments, and procedures.

Learn more than 10 debiasing strategies revealed by studies of bias. Written by a PhD candidate who studies cognitive science.

Experimental Philosophy 2.0: The Neuroscience of Philosophy. Find out what neuroscience tells us about differences between our moral judgments. E.g., how are psychopaths' brains different? What does that tell us about ethics?

Experimental Philosophy The Neuroscience of Philosophy. Find out what neuroscience tells us about differences between our moral judgments., how are psychopaths' brains different? What does that tell us about ethics?

Is an appeal to intuition a fallacy. It might be. Here's an explanation.

Is an appeal to intuition a fallacy. Here's an explanation.

Christopher Peacocke talks about "reflective self-consciousness" in his book The Mirror of the World. Here is what he means by that. via @byrdnick

Christopher Peacocke talks about "reflective self-consciousness" in his book The Mirror of the World.

Nick Byrd studies reasoning, why reasoning sometimes helps us, and why it sometimes hinders us.

Nick Byrd studies reasoning, why reasoning sometimes helps us, and why it sometimes hinders us.

A functional MRI of the thinker. byrdnick.com

A functional MRI of the thinker. byrdnick.com

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