Analyzing Controversy -- meanings, facts and values: distinguishing the conflicts
Authority & Power -- Why Might doesn't make Right.
Authority, Fact&Value -- Interconnections & Dependencies
Can Virtue Be Taught? - What do you mean by "taught"?
Conceptual or Empirical? -- On what basis do we judge possible truth: definition or research?
Confirmation Theory: radical empiricist version -- exercises
Conjunctive Fallacy: a fallacy itself?
Core Concepts BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Counterexamples, Using -- How to construct them.
Definition, Types of -- typology and examples, exercise
Delegitimating Interests: confusing fact and valuation -- essay
Democracy vs. Efficiency --Does communication constrain production?
Developing Criteria in a Pluralistic Context -- theory and worksheets
Doing Violence to "Violence" -- intention, not merely behavior, is crucial.
Entailments, Beliefs and Brain-States - Gettier's error leaves Socrates' definition of knowledge untouched.
Generative Schema. From Question to Thought to Answer -- graphics for organizing your thoughts
Hurt, Harm & Safety -- a confusion that stultifies
for Analysis, Problem Solving, etc. --consistency in
Inquiry Blockers -- Stultifying further questioning
Is It Reasonable To Be Logical? -- sometimes, sometimes not.
parallel structures of thought.
LEADERSHIP AS USURPATION -- the Grand Inquisitor Syndrome...
Magic Pictures Illusion, hallucination, perception: how do we distinguish them?
A Method for Generating Critical & Criterial Questions -- worksheet -- practical philosophical analysis
Model Cases for Conceptual Analysis -- method explained with examples and exercises
and Paradigms -- Step-by-step development of
Punishment and Cruelty: - case analysis. These are interestingly independent.
Rationales for Intervention -- If you're going to butt in, know your reasons. Make them good.
The Philosophical Foundations of Human Cognition -- Why things are different or the same. How we know.
B.F. Skinner's Philosophy of Material Rationalism. Is this science?
Slogans -- Nature and Use (graphics)
The Surprise Test. A Paradox? -- Not all forms of reverse induction are free from fallacy.
Teaching Case Analysis to Achieve Philosophical Consensus -- Examples with instructions
"Thinking" Like Computers Do? --Is it possible? Is it good for humans?
Types of Heuristics -- Gigerenzer's quickies compared to standard procedures
Using a Theory -- essential constraints on thinking
Values BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Varieties of Explanation & Cause -- definitions, activity
Violence, Imposition, Wrongdoing: - case analysis. They are distinct.
Voluntary Behavior. Can it be conditioned? -- "Controlled" is not "conditioned." Method matters.
Wisdom, Knowledgeability - case analysis class activity