Philosophy Bites Back: can science do away with philosophy?

From neuroscience to cosmology, Hawking to Dawkins, many argue science can do away with philosophy. Yet science is replete with philosophical  puzzles. Should we see science as one metaphysics amongst others? Bestselling author Lawrence Krauss squares off against philosophers Angie Hobbs and Mary Midgleyhttp://iai.tv/video/philosophy-bites-back

Phil bites back

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This Debate Has No Title: Solving the self-referential paradox

New from the The Institute of Art and Ideas. Paradoxes of self-reference are found in mathematics, literature and philosophy from the Greeks to Derrida. Can we ever solve them? And do we need to? Literary critic Patricia Waugh, mathematician Peter Cameron and philosopher Hilary Lawson and  tackle the problem here:

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New Philosophy Spotlight App!

Philosophy Spotlight is a free must-have app for philosophers brought to you by Wiley. This exciting new app gives you the following community features at your fingertips, anywhere, anytime –

• Latest information on key conferences and latest conference tweets
• A free, comprehensive Frommer’s travel guide to major conference locations
• Latest abstracts for articles and books, including the ability to ‘follow’ your favorite publications
• Latest free Sample Issues for key journals
• Latest Special Issues, including free articles
• Access to video and audio podcasts
• Latest posts from key blogs
• Access to a series of Publishing Workshops, in audio and PDF format
• Access to the Wiley-Blackwell Social Sciences & Humanities Facebook page
• Links to key societies
• Customizable Syllabi Search tool to find syllabi freely available on institutional websites, perfect for generating teaching ideas
• Customizable YouTube search tool to find educational videos
• Customizable search tools for Wiley Online Library
• The ability to bookmark any content you see, email yourself a Reading List and share content via Facebook and Twitter
• The ability to add your own RSS feeds, allowing you to keep track of your favorite sources

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SAP Annual Lecture: Death in Our Life

The 2012 lecture will be given by Professor Joseph Raz on the topic of Death in Our Life.

Tuesday 22nd May 2012
5pm – 6.30pm, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK

All are welcome to attend the lecture, which will be followed by a drinks reception for Society for Applied Philosophy members. Find out more here.

Previous Lectures 
2011: The Global Reach of Human Rights, Professor Amartya Sen

2010: Militant Modern Atheism, Professor Philip Kitcher

2009: Measuring Development, Poverty and Gender Equity, Professor Thomas Pogge

2008: Naturalism, Normativity, and Applied Ethics, Baroness Onora O’Neill