Philosophy posts

Some more videos

Adam Ford has added some more of the short videos he did with me a couple of weeks ago. I ...
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Wilkins on demarcation

Continuing Adam Ford's series of me as a talking head: ...
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Wilkins on philosophy of science

As part of the Science Week activities that informed the last few posts, I will be giving a brief introduction ...
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Genes – the language of God 0: Preface

This will be a series of posts for a secondary school seminar run at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne during ...
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Philosophical works that inspired me

I have been mulling over the philosophical works that were of most influence upon me when I was developing into ...
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Begging that damned question

Something that bugs the hell out of me, literally, is the misuse of English. Of course, I was trained ...
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Morality and Evolution 7: Conclusion

[Morality and Evolution 1 2 3 4 5 6 7] So far I have made out the following arguments:
  • Evolution does in fact debunk moral ...
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Morality and Evolution 6: Moral dispositions

[Morality and Evolution 1 2 3 4 5 6 7] In any field that has statistical variation, it is necessary to isolate the variables. Biology is ...
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Morality and Evolution 5: biology and culture

[Morality and Evolution 1 2 3 4 5 6 7] I should note that there is no set historical sequence implied in the levels 0 to ...
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Morality and evolution 4: Is morality fitness-enhancing?

[Morality and Evolution 1 2 3 4 5 6 7] If we agree that morality enhances fitness, because it enables cooperation, several questions arise: what sort ...
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David Armstrong dies

I received this message via the Australasian Association of Philosophy: The philosophical community will be saddened to learn that David ...
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Why do physicists hate philosophy?

Lately there has been a slew of physicists making claims like this: Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy ...
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Trying out a new theme

The old one was so 1992. Comments? I think it is easier to read onscreen. OK, I reverted. It lost ...
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Darwinism results

Here are the results of the survey. Since we had such a small response size (n=104) I do not know ...
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