inklingss: Philosophy is not higher and suprascientific. It is the lowest and grubbiest inquiry round the roots of things, and when it answers real questions about the world, it is and can only be an inductive science. -D.C. Williams
Some people are extremely good at making small talk. These people are better...– Chuck Klosterman (via jbane)
Spotify = nostalgia-fest
I want to get some ideas off my chest. Save yourself the trouble and move along if you don’t care for philosophy. Ideas: 1.) Causal theories of reference hold that a word refers to an object in virtue of the fact that an object is historically linked to some word. Over time, after an initial baptism, or “dubbing”, objects become the referents of words. This seems pretty...
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This just in: American college students get shitfaced drunk because it allows them to have sex without having to admit to themselves, their peers, their parents, or their pal Jesus that sex is something they want: Students in her studies described alcohol as emboldening and said it offers “liquid courage,” a phrase other researchers also have cited. Drinking allows young women to “act out being...
Philosophy: we’ve got questions for all of your answers– New UMSL philosophy department motto.
Why do I get so hot after eating cheese?!
majidrazvi: Are there any graduate philosophy students on Tumblr? There has to be some. edit: Or actual professional philosophers? I doubt this one — the user base of Tumblr is pretty young compared to Facebook, Twitter, and (obviously) LinkedIn. edit2: Hmm, that’s an interesting thought. Did Tumblr fill the “social media for teenagers and hipsters” gap that the fall of MySpace created? Got...
[G.E.M. Anscombe] had a reputation for being brusque, especially to colleagues...– Telegraph Obituary
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an interesting analysis, made me chuckle…
Since 1992 the Innocence Project, an American legal charity, has used DNA...– People have a strange and worrying tendency to admit to things they have not, in fact, done. Researchers aim to find out why. (via theeconomist) fucked up… but interesting nonetheless
matryoshhka: Is there any way a really high score on the GRE can compensate for a not so impressive GPA? Because the latter is kind of beyond repair at this point… Are you applying to philosophy programs? If so, work on you’re writing sample like crazy and score ~1250 combinedon the GRE. First year fuckups wont look bad GPA-wise, as long as you show strength in upperdivision courses....
This is not the philosophical atheism of Feuerbach or Marx, Schopenhauer or...– Reza Aslan on atheists like Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennet. (via thenoobyorker) second the “evangelical fervor” comment.