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2013-04-05 23:04:33

The two-part video series, "The Perception of Causality" features philosopher David Kelley. Kelley is the author of " The Evidence of the Senses." Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Knowledge of the world, and the ability of humans to act in it, depends on the grasp of causal relationships among things–the ways they act and interact. How can cause and effect be identified? Where does such knowledge begin? In "The Perception of Causality," Objectivist philosopher David Kelley...

Moral Realism May Encourage Moral Actions
2013-01-30 05:39:05

Jedidiah for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Are there certain aspects of morality that are objective and universally true everywhere and at all times? Or are moral beliefs nothing more than the subjective product of a person´s culture and opinions? Regardless of what your answers may be to these deep philosophical questions, a team of researchers now says that just thinking about these issues may improve your moral behavior. In two separate experiments, researchers at...

2008-09-27 03:00:13

By Love, Alan C STANFORD, P. KyIe. Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. xiv + 234 pp. Cloth, $55.00-"Should we really believe that our best scientific theories simply tell us how things stand in the various inaccessible domains of nature they purport to describe" (p. 5)? According to explanationist defenses of scientific realism (namely, nothing other than realism makes sense of the profound success of...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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