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William Leslie
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  • Oceanside, CA
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William Leslie added a discussion to the group Gender Justice and Global Climate Change

Philosophy and Climate Change in the Classroom

I make Anthropogenic Global Warming a major focus in my Analytical Reasoning classes.  There are epistemic issues (how do we know it's happening?) as well as social/political/economic issue that help students sharpen their critical thinking skills.  I show the Australian Broacasting Company film "Crude; the Story of Oil," a presentation by Naomi Oreskes countering Creighton's book "Climate of Fear," ( as well as her essay "Climate Change; How Do We…See More
Feb 18, 2013
William Leslie joined Christina Shaheen Moosa's group

Gender Justice and Global Climate Change

The purpose of this group is to examine how gender roles and relations impact both vulnerability and capacity to adapt to climate change.
Feb 18, 2013
William Leslie joined Kathryn Plaisance's group

Socially Relevant Philosophy of Science

For those interested in how philosophy of science can more effectively contribute to public welfare.
Aug 26, 2011
William Leslie commented on Nate Klemp's group Philosophy as an Art of Living
"I was amazed to see how many months had passed since I made my last comment.  Been away, mostly trying to apply philosophy to my life.  I'm impressed and pleased by the thoughtfulness of everyone's…"
Aug 26, 2011
William Leslie joined Nate Klemp's group

Philosophy as an Art of Living

Group explores philosophy as a way of being in the world.
Aug 26, 2011
William Leslie commented on Nate Klemp's group Philosophy as an Art of Living
"Thomas Merton said "When the world is in trouble and you're not making trouble then you're in trouble."  Three of my favorite philosophers, Socrates, Spinoza, and Bertrand Russell made some trouble and got in trouble for…"
Apr 14, 2011
William Leslie is now a member of Public Philosophy Network
Apr 14, 2011

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Palomar College
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