Monthly Archives: November 2017

Conceptual clarification for the skies

Article: Clear skies ahead: how improving the language of aviation could save lives “Between 1976 and 2000, more than 1,100 passengers and crew lost their lives in accidents in which investigators determined that language had played a contributory role.” link: … Continue reading

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The role of philosophy in… entrepreneurship

“Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA” http://www.businessinsider.com/reid-hoffman-linkedin-credits-success-to-philosophy-education-2017-11

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The role of philosophy… in science education

“Why Philosophy is so important in science education” http://bigthink.com/aeon-ideas/why-philosophy-is-so-important-in-science-education

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Conceptual analysis: “wellness”

How do we define “wellness”? How should we define “wellness”? https://aeon.co/essays/what-do-face-transplants-say-about-identity-and-wellbeing

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Cognitive abilities of pigs

Some videos that address pigs’ cognitive abilities…

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Conceptual analysis: “high blood pressure”

“You may not have had high blood pressure Sunday, but you may have it today. Even if your blood pressure hasn’t changed a smidge. What’s up?” Your blood pressure did not change. The concept did not change. (It’s still “high … Continue reading

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Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Non-Human Animals

In 2012, a group of neuroscientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that “humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Non-human animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Cows

http://www.newsweek.com/cow-cattle-animal-intelligence-science-personalities-emotion-697979

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Moral Behavior in Animals

Speaker: Frans de Waal video link: here In this video, de Waal covers various experiments that test reciprocity & fairness, and empathy & compassion, in primates, elephants, and other animals.

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