Existential Comics has nicely illustrated a common line of debate between hard determinists and soft determinists/compatibilists in comic strip form. The whole strip is worth reading. The “compatibilist” in the comic strip represents my own position nicely throughout and is especially effective in the panels excerpted below. The panels below reply to the claim that [Read More…]
One of the best comics out there for philosophy topics is Ryan Lake’s Chaos Pet. His latest is a hilarious exploration of a number of philosophical ideas about punishment. Here’s how it starts: Click over to the full cartoon at Chaos Pet to see what’s going on… And, of course, to explore all the ins and outs [Read More…]
Jonathan Dancy, the moral particularist who wrote Ethics without Principles, is the father of actor Hugh Dancy, who is married to the actress Claire Danes. This led to him getting to appear on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Your Thoughts? [Read more…]
I have a new class on the History of Philosophy which you can join and which starts tomorrow, Monday February 23, at 9am Eastern Time. It will regularly run every Monday from 9am-11am for as long as students are interested and it will cover the entire history of philosophy, at whatever pace students are most comfortable with. Even if you can’t make it tomorrow, you can join us starting the following week. If you’ve never attended my classes before the first week will be free!
I also am teaching an example session of my classes tonight at 8pm Eastern Time) for those who have never attended before (or for $39.99 for returning students who would just like to sit in and learn about the topic). Tonight’s topic is Philosophy and Suicide. Read below for the official course descriptions.
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As you probably know by now if you read this blog, I have my PhD in philosophy and I moved on from 11 years of university teaching to start teaching people around the world via Google’s simple to use video conference app called Google Hangout. These classes have been growing strong for two years now and [Read More…]
Starting this month (February 2015) in addition to my regularly running interactive online video classes, I’m inviting everyone who would like to attend to join open discussions of philosophical topics that I will be leading. These discussions will be free to first time participants and be geared as an ideal way to get the experience [Read More…]
Nietzsche in Beyond Good and Evil section 146 writes, “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” Now Zach Wiener at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal gives us more never known before information: Click either comic panel [Read More…]
The American Philosophical Association recently publicized the existence of a directory of philosophers from underrepresented groups. Below is explanation of the project from the directory’s main page, as it presently stands: The UPDirectory publicizes information about philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy. The purpose of the directory is to provide an easy-to-use resource for anyone [Read More…]