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Profile of philosopher Jesse Prinz.

Prinz’s work, which one of his CUNY colleagues applauds as “intellectually promiscuous,” draws on philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and other disciplines to explore the ways humans have moved beyond that reptilian origin. Prinz has written a lot, all of it united by an uncompromising empiricism—his position that our diverse sensory and cultural experience, varying from person to person and place to place, is the ultimate foundation for our concepts, conjectures, and knowledge. “The study of the human mind,” he has written, “is fundamentally the study of place.” In other words, nurture over nature. “The headline news in telling our story,” he says, “is in telling the story of learning and change.”
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Department Reception
As the spring semester winds down, let me remind you that next week we will have a department reception to recognize graduating seniors and celebrate student achievements. Please attend; mark you calendars. Tuesday, April 22, from 5:00-7:00 in SU 104 The re...
As the spring semester winds down, let me remind you that next week we will have a department reception to recognize graduating seniors and celebrate student achievements. Please attend; mark you calendars. Tuesday, April 22,...
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Gary Gutting interviews philosopher Louise Antony. So the question is, why do I say that theism is false, rather than just unproven? Because the question has been settled to my satisfaction. I say “there is no God” with the same confidence I say “there are no ghosts” or “there is no magic.” The main issue is supernaturalism — I deny that there are beings or phenomena outside the scope of natural law.
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Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'
An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex
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An interview with philosopher Daniel Stoljar.

Daniel Stoljar thinks all the time about what we can and can’t learn from introspection, about ignorance and the imagination, the epistemic view of consciousness, the ignorance hypothesis, slugs and tiles, distinctions between empirical and philosophical questions, physicalism as weltanschauung, whether materialism is part of a scientific world view, on materialism and physics and on whether metaphysics harmonising with science is any different from tourism doing so also. This one keeps hooking to the body. Brawlin’.
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Spring 2014 Graduation
Saturday May 10 is the  College of Arts and Sciences' Commencement ceremonies . Graduation will begin at 9 am and it will conclude around 11:30. At 11:30, immediately after the ceremony our department will be co-hosting a post-graduation gathering for our s...
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Join us this Friday at 3:00 in GH 316 on the NKU campus.
This Friday, 3 PM in GH 316. The Philosophers' Cafe. We'll discuss the ethical issues surrounding the human use of animals.  Join us!
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Still wondering whether Philosophy is worth studying? The ten most famous people in the last 6,000 years.
1. Aristotle
2. Plato
3. Jesus Christ
4. Socrates
5. Alexander the Great
6. Leonardo Da Vinci
7. Confucius
8. Julius Caesar
9. Homer
10. Pythagoras

More info about the visualization tools, the process, and words of caution about statistical insignificance is at http://pantheon.media.mit.edu/
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What makes philosophy different? It can seem self-absorbed; philosophers themselves joke about Arthur Koestler's definition: "the systematic abuse of a terminology specially invented for that purpose." But it also is a tool (like history and religious studies) for thinking about everything else, and every profession from law and medicine to motorcycle maintenance.
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Interview with Andy Clark and David Chalmers

Andy Clark is a Chair in Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh. He was Director of the Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Andy’s interests span not just philosophy of mind, but also artificial intelligence, including robotics, artificial life and embodied cognition.

David Chalmers is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and director of the Centre for Consciousness at Australian National University. He is also Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. David is best known for his work on consciousness, but is also interested in metaphysics and epistemology, and the foundations of cognitive science.
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Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'
An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex
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The Philosophy Program at NKU offers a major and a minor in Philosophy. We also offer minors in applied philosophy and religious studies, a number of general education classes, and courses that serve a number of other programs.