Results tagged “philosophy” from onegoodmove

Monday Links

  • XKCD Radiates
    Fun fact:

    For example, bananas are a natural source of gamma rays due to the decay of an isotope of potassium (40K).

  • Is Philosophy of Science Dead?

    In his latest book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking gives his opinion that the philosophy of science has outlived its usefulness - it is "dead". The reason he gives is that modern philosophers have not kept up with the cutting edge of science, and therefore their musings have become irrelevant.

  • TV Skeptic: The Medium and Oz
    Just when you thought it was impossible John Edward will prove you wrong and sink to a new low. And Mr. Dr. Oz happily lets him.

  • Don't Lose Your Cool

    The best-case scenario, and probably most likely, is that the Fukushima-Daiichi plant will limp along, but without any catastrophic events (such as a major Chernobyl-style radioactive explosion and fire).

    I hope so.

Cognitive Bias Song

Five Minutes With A C Grayling

The Stoics on Happiness

The Stoics on Happiness How to attain equanimity and peace of mind was an obsession of the ancient Stoic philosophers. The psychological techniques they championed for taming desire and achieving happiness are described in William Irvine's book "A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy."
Against the Grain - The Stoics on Happiness - February 2, 2009 at 12:00pm

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A Book For You

I've read it, I enjoyed it, would you like it? The book is The Philosopher's Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods by Julian Baggini and Peter S.Ford

This is a book that I wouldn't give away but I misplaced it and believing it lost purchased a second copy. It was only a few days later that I found what was lost, and so . . .

And the winner is Jill Bryant.

I'll take all requests for the book left in the comments during the next 24 hours, or so, and then use a random number generator to determine the winner. I'll then ship the book at my expense to the winner. The offer is limited to residents of the U.S. and Canada. My apologies to my good friends in other countries but the cost of shipments to other destinations is simply too high.

Note:The offer is open only to registered comments others will be ignored. Please make it clear if you want to be considered for the book or are just commenting.

A Book For You

I think I missed last week and so this week I'll give away two books,The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand and In The Wake: A Novel by Per Petterson

The winners are: Age of Deception for The Metaphysical Club and Sean for In the Wake. Please contact me by email with your mailing addresses.

I'll take all requests for the books left in the comments during the next 24 hours and then use a random number generator to determine the winners. You can enter for one book or the other but not both, so please specify the book you want. I'll then ship the book at my expense to the winners. The offer is limited to residents of the U.S. and Canada. My apologies to my good friends in other countries but the cost of shipments to other destinations is simply too high.

Note:The offer is open only to registered comments others will be ignored. Please make it clear if you want to be considered for the book or are just commenting, and don't forget to specify the book you want.