Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What is Philosophy?

Philosophers often get this question, and it's usually difficult to answer in a short, efficient manner.  Jack Russell Weinstein, Director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life, takes on this challenge.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Why Do Questions Matter? Philosophy for Children!

Numbers?  Ring of Gyges?  Ship of Theseus?  Bravery?  Kids worry about these kinds of things, and everyone else should too...


Dr. Sara Goering discusses how to talk philosophy with kids (and everyone else) and why it really matters.
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Desire and Human Nature


What are desires, and how do they influence our behaviors?  A panelist of thinkers discuss desire and its role in reality.



Monday, August 4, 2014

The Repugnant Conclusion

AU Alumnus Jonathan Spelman has contributed another short article to 1000-Word Philosophy.  Check it out here:

The Repugnant Conclusion


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Great Tool on Linkedin



Interested in finding out how Philosophy graduates are doing on the job market?  Use a new tool in Linkedin called the Field of Study explorer:



"IBM employs an impressive 600 graduates of philosophy, and Microsoft and Google each employ over 450. Clearly you can get a fantastic job with a philosophy degree, especially if you’re interested in computers and technology."

For Article CLICK HERE!