Browsing the "Philosophy" Tag

How We Got Here

September 27th, 2012 | by Andrew Eckhous

Let’s play a game of two truths and a lie.  I’m going to tell you three stories, and you need


Laws and Basketball

February 2nd, 2012 | by Naomi Scheinerman

Last night, I went to the men’s basketball game against Indiana. I had an amazing time, and we won! Attending


Free Will vs. Neuroscience

November 16th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

If you haven’t already, check out Eddy Nahmias’ recent New York Times op-ed “Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will?.”  Basically, Nahmias


The Real Truth of Truth and Reality

October 19th, 2011 | by Naomi Scheinerman

I was recently marked down on a paper for using the term “reality” instead of “truth.” The point here is not to complain about losing points but search for the practical implications of the differences and similarities between these two terms as I ponder how to approach this subject with my


Gilad Shalit Exchange

October 13th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

A trolley is hurtling down the tracks. There are five workers on the track ahead of the trolley, and they will definitely be killed if the trolley continues going straight ahead ....There is a spur of track leading off to the side where another person is working. ...If you pull the switch, the one worker will surely be killed. What should you do


The Wonders of Metaphorical Thinking

April 7th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

...we use implicitly or explicitly metaphorical language to talk about pretty much everything, but the metaphors we use aren’t always analogous to the situations we apply them to. This can screw with our logic, often with bizarre and fascinating results



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