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  1. Ephraim Glick – What is a Singular Proposition? | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date: 21 - 22 March 2014 Senate Room Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU CeLL - the Centre for Logic and Language, at the Institute

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/03/ephraim-glick-what-is-a-singular-proposition/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion 3 weeks ago

  2. Rosanna Keefe – Validity, Normativity and Degree of Belief | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date: 21 - 22 March 2014 Senate Room Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU CeLL - the Centre for Logic and Language, at the Institute

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/03/rosanna-keefe-validity-normativity-and-degree-of-belief/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion 3 weeks ago

  3. Sarah Sawyer – Judgement, motivation and reason | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date: 21 - 22 March 2014 Senate Room Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU CeLL - the Centre for Logic and Language, at the Institute

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/03/sarah-sawyer-judgement-motivation-and-reason/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion 3 weeks ago

  4. aLogic and Language 2014 | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date: 21 - 22 March 2014 Senate Room Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU CeLL - the Centre for Logic and Language, at the Institute

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/03/logic-and-language-2014/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion 3 weeks ago

  5. The Partially Examined Life: Sci-Fi and Philiosophy with David Brin

    Discussing David Brin’s novel Existence (2012) with the author.

    What’s the point of thinking? Brin sees the future as a pressing threat, and Existence speculates that the reason we don’t see evidence of life on other planets is that no species survives its technological adolescence. The solution? We need to be smarter than our parents and work to give our kids the tools to be smarter than we are. In the book, the ultimate hope comes from a concerted effort to develop and diversify the coalition of Earth’s intelligent life, to make “humanity” encompass more than just the biological humans that we currently are.

    In our present political difficulties, Brin sees the solution as positive-sum games: institutions like science and markets that (are supposed to) result in everybody benefiting overall. We need to keep elites (whether corporate or governmental) from screwing these games up, and to use technology to foster reciprocal accountability. The government is illicitly spying on people? Spy back and call them out when power is abused! Instead of vainly trying to hold back technology, just make sure that it’s not restricted to elites, that there can be effective debate re. its uses.

    The point of thinking for Brin is to “be a good ancestor.” Philosophy and science fiction can help through thought experiments that visualize the outcomes of our ideas and can help in developing scientific theories. Philosophy’s most Brin-approved task is to promote the critical argumentation needed for reciprocal accountability. The “examined life” is not just for navel-gazers, but for societies prone to catastrophic mistakes.

    http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2014/03/26/ep90-david-brin/

    —Huffduffed by adactio 3 weeks ago

  6. Nina Power – Philosophy and the collective | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

      Event Date: 13 March 2014 Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH       The Centre for Research in

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/03/nina-power-philosophy-and-the-collective/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion one month ago

  7. Jessica Moss – Plato’s Appearance/Assent Account of Belief | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date: 10 March 2014 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Jessica Moss (New

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/03/jessica-moss-platos-appearanceassent-account-of-belief/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion one month ago

  8. Julian Baggini (@microphilosophy) on researching “Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind”

    “Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind” was published in 2008. Julian Baggini said the research had been conducted in 2005. There was a context of debate about Britishness and Englishness, and he felt there was a gap in the treatment of what one might term “the folk philosophy”. These form the everyday framework of what we believe and how we behave.

    Where did religion fit in? He wanted to come without preconceptions. In fact very little emerged about religion, which suggests “we don’t give a damn”. Being serious about Christianity or atheism is seen as being something for a minority of people.

    So what seemed to dominate was “vague faith”. Although it is claimed by some that humanism is the dominant view, in fact that is not really true. “There’s more to it than just natural forces” is what seems to be what most people believe. There’s a reluctance to accept that “things just happen”. People believe in purpose, fate and destiny. Gambling, the largest sector of out-of-home entertainment, is an indicator of people’s interest in prediction and pattern.

    Since 2005 religion has played a larger part in public debate, but Julian Baggini believes that deeply held attitudes change very slowly, so there is a continuing validity in this 2005 picture. However, the encouragement of polarised debate, and internet participation, may be squeezing out the public airing of “the moderate middle”.

    He expressed a hope that the study of religious identities would not be waylaid by taking public expression of religion as an indicator of the underlying reality.

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    http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/podcasts/show/julian_baggini_writer_co_founder_the_philosophers_magazine_researching_welcome_to_everytown

    —Huffduffed by m one month ago

  9. Daniel Whistler – Utopia, abstraction and the critique of religion | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date: 27 February 2014 Room JG5002 John Galsworthy Building Kingston University Penrhyn Rd Campus Kingston-upon-Thames Surrey KT1

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/02/daniel-whistler-utopia-abstraction-and-the-critique-of-religion/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion one month ago

  10. Ernesto Laclau – Masterclass – Conclusions | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date: 26 February 2014 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2014/02/ernesto-laclau-masterclass-conclusions/

    —Huffduffed by sapolion one month ago

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