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"What Do Organisms Mean?" - By Stephen Talbott in The New Atlantis

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A great article discussing biologists' widespread use of the language of "being" and their inability to…Continue

 

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Christopher L. Moore commented on J. Britt Holbrook's group Occupy Philosophy
"Well, welcome! Correction above, that's Herbert Simon."
Apr 11, 2012
Christopher L. Moore commented on J. Britt Holbrook's group Occupy Philosophy
"I got another one for you, Chapter 2 "Economic Rationality" of Herbert Spencer's Sciences of the Artificial. Clear, concise, and referenced (and like Ostrom he got the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences). High caliber…"
Apr 10, 2012
Christopher L. Moore commented on J. Britt Holbrook's group Occupy Philosophy
"I saw hog away at the forum space, we could use some more dialogue on here. I don't want to bury you any more than you already are, it's easy to get lost in the social science literature since it is so vast. Particularly economics, you can…"
Apr 10, 2012
Christopher L. Moore commented on J. Britt Holbrook's group Occupy Philosophy
"I have a background in economics and political science but don't work on financial market issues so I'm certainly no expert but I might be able to point you to some resources. My impression is that Ireland one case among many of the public…"
Apr 7, 2012
Christopher L. Moore commented on Sarah Clark Miller's group Moral Literacy
"Yes, as modernism has bled into post-modernism any hope for common ultimate grounds or authority (revelation or a scientific basis for ethics) has disappeared. But the "easygoing moral individualism" is mirrored by rabid fundamentalism.…"
Mar 20, 2012
Christopher L. Moore commented on Sarah Clark Miller's group Moral Literacy
"Dr. Satris, I fully agree that the peculiarly persistent American myth that participating in a religious community makes you moral or ethical is often naive and misguided. An aesthetic claim by an individual (what feels right) is also an…"
Feb 10, 2012
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Moral Literacy

 A group dedicated to exploring moral literacy--understood as the cultivation of ethics sensitivity, ethical reasoning skills, and moral imagination--in primary, secondary, and higher educational contexts and beyond.See More
Feb 10, 2012
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Occupy Philosophy

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Jan 5, 2012
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"What Do Organisms Mean?" - By Stephen Talbott in The New Atlantis

A great article discussing biologists' widespread use of the language of "being" and their inability to explicitly deal with the language due to "materialist metaphysical baggage." The article is informed through and through by philosophy and calls for new respect for qualitative science.…See More
Dec 19, 2011
Christopher L. Moore replied to J. Britt Holbrook's discussion The future of philosophy -- public or 'anti-intellectual'?
"Here is the memo outlining the effort. http://www.epa.gov/ord/htm/anastas/path-forward.htm I'm not aware of any specific opportunities at this time but I'd be happy to talk by phone this week about my perspectives on the process and where…"
Dec 17, 2011
Christopher L. Moore replied to J. Britt Holbrook's discussion The future of philosophy -- public or 'anti-intellectual'?
"Nice. Thanks."
Dec 16, 2011
Christopher L. Moore replied to J. Britt Holbrook's discussion The future of philosophy -- public or 'anti-intellectual'?
"That's an important distinction that has been bothering me but that I haven't been able to articulate. Do you know of any writing on it? EPA's research arm has a number of projects under their new trandisciplinary research plan that…"
Dec 16, 2011
Christopher L. Moore joined Amy Donahue's group
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Philosophy, Capitalism, and Society

This is an open group for those with thoughts about capitalism's distinctive philosophical assumptions and social effects. See More
Dec 16, 2011
Christopher L. Moore replied to J. Britt Holbrook's discussion The future of philosophy -- public or 'anti-intellectual'?
""Branding." Yikes, one forgets how political academia can be. I imagine you're dealing with legitimate concerns, fear of change, and interests in preserving the status quo. The first can be addressed with new criteria for evaluating…"
Dec 15, 2011
Christopher L. Moore replied to J. Britt Holbrook's discussion The future of philosophy -- public or 'anti-intellectual'?
"The other thread in the Theoretical Discussions forum has a start on both of these questions that I think is pretty good. I think the first question could be flipped: (1) Is academic philosophy, philosophy? The qualifier always indicates there is…"
Dec 15, 2011
Christopher L. Moore replied to J. Britt Holbrook's discussion The future of philosophy -- public or 'anti-intellectual'?
"I can't say I was impressed by the Leiter Report. I don't think that anyone who sincerely loves wisdom is suggesting that we do a cost benefit analysis on whether to maintain philosophy departments, or ask academic philosophers to go find…"
Dec 15, 2011

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