Posts tagged with ‘Epistemology’

  • Why Can’t My Computer Understand Me?

    By on August 18, 2013

    Hector Levesque thinks his computer is stupid—and that yours is, too. Siri and Google’s voice searches may be able...

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  • Steven Pinker embraces scientism. Bad move, I think

    By on August 15, 2013

    Steven Pinker has written a long essay in The New Republic embracing scientism. That's really too bad, because this...

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  • Science Is Not Your Enemy

    By on August 15, 2013

    The great thinkers of the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment were scientists. Not only did many of them...

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  • Moving Naturalism Forward

    By on December 18, 2012

    Videos from a gathering of philosophers, physics, biologists, and others who met for a three-day seminar.

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  • State of the World’s Science

    By on December 18, 2012

    The pursuit of knowledge is now a global enterprise. Scientific American and Nature have teamed up on this special...

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  • Remembering Paul Kurtz

    By on October 26, 2012

    Herb Silverman for On Faith’s Guest Voices, reflecting on the life and contributions of Paul Kurtz, who died October...

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  • What Can You Really Know?

    By on October 23, 2012

    Jim Holt’s Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story is a portrait gallery of leading modern philosophers....

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  • When Knowledge Explodes

    By on September 24, 2012

    We like to believe that more information allows us to make more informed decisions, to be more knowledgeable. That's...

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  • Separating the Pseudo From Science

    By on September 24, 2012

    Say “pseudoscience,” and immediately a bunch of doctrines leap to mind: astrology, phrenology, eugenics, ufology, and so on. Do...

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  • Living in Denial

    By on September 13, 2012

    From climate change to vaccines, evolution to flu, denialists are on the march. Why are so many people refusing...

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