Tag: critical thinking
Philosophy Night School: “Human Nature & the World: An Extended Intro to Early Hindu Philosophies”
A 4-week ZOOM “Night School” course led by philosopher David Nowakowski that explores various aspects of early Hindu philosophies, focusing on questions of cosmology and philosophical anthropology: roughly, “How is the universe put together?” and “How is the human being put together, in relation to that wider world?” Learn more and register for this Zoom night school course here! Registration closes at 2pm on January 20th.
Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (Thinking about Thinking)
Philosophy Workshop: “Death & Meanings of Life”
Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (Making Sense of the World)
Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (Responding to the World)
In this workshop we’ll explore how have philosophers (over the millennia, in various corners of the globe) approached the problems of ethics, and what kinds of answers they’ve proposed. By focusing in this way, we’ll expand our sense of just how rich and varied philosophical approaches to ethics can be. Learn more and register for this Zoom workshop here!
Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (The Basics)
To celebrate the new year, we’ll kick off our 2021 workshop series by going back to the beginning. What is philosophy? What does it involve, what does it do, and why should we care? For this first workshop, we’ll survey several approaches to the question, “What is philosophy?”, each of which will raise its own further questions for reflection and discussion. We’ll also take a quick tour of the major areas or divisions of philosophy, as they developed in Greece, India, and elsewhere, which will lay the groundwork for more detailed study of each of them, in the remaining parts of this workshop series, and beyond. Learn more and register for this Zoom workshop here!
Implicit Bias: What is It & Why Should We Care?
It is comforting to believe that our behavior is based upon our intentions and chosen beliefs. However, research into implicit bias suggests that this is decidedly not always the case. But what is implicit bias? And why should we be concerned with it? This article explores what is meant by implicit bias, what role it plays in our thinking and behavior, some of the philosophical dilemmas it presents, and offers an opportunity to test your own implicit biases.