Tag Archives: Philosophy

REPOST: ‘Philosophy is for posh, white boys with trust funds’ – why are there so few women?

This article shares the possible causes of philosophy’s persistent male dominance.   Philosophy stands out among the humanities: it’s one of the few subject areas where women are vastly outnumbered by men. Although male and female students take philosophy undergraduate … Continue reading

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REPOST: How churches can attract younger people: Column

Churches are facing massive challenges as fewer young people fill in the pews of the houses of worship. Read the article below: Look around the pews on Advent Sundays and you’ll see faces you didn’t see in July. The holidays … Continue reading

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REPOST: Is Buddhism A Religion Or A Philosophy?

This Boldsky.com article points out that whether Buddhism is a religion or a philosophy, it only boils down to our own definition of the term ‘religion.’     Buddhism is defined in many ways by different people. While some call … Continue reading

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REPOST: Science and philosophy probe the emotional lives of animals

Do animals have feelings like humans do? Joe Gelonesi of ABC.net writes an article about the philosophical arguments that have been made to answer that question. Pythagoras was never the same after his gap year in Egypt. As it turned … Continue reading

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REPOST: Philosophy begins where physics ends, and physics begins where philosophy ends

There has always been a struggle between physicists and philosophers on who is right — science or reason? In this article from scientificamerican.com, writer Ashutosh Jogelakar explains how the two are correlated. Physicist Sean Carroll has some words of wisdom … Continue reading

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REPOST: Why do we make students sit still in class?

  According to this CNN.com article, an educator and mother wonders why many insist classrooms be still and quiet.   (CNN) — As a graduate student, I had the opportunity to observe a number of idyllic, progressive classrooms where students … Continue reading

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True wisdom: Knowing what you don’t know

Aristotle once said, “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” When I first read this quote from the great philosopher, it took me some time to realize its true meaning. But soon after, I understood what … Continue reading

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