Daniel Dennett: ‘You can make Aristotle look like a flaming idiot’ | Science | The Guardian.
Interesting article on Daniel Dennett’s new book – read the rest online…
Big thinkers make for big targets and they don’t come much bigger, ….as a leading cheerleader for Darwin and atheism, he is as much a bete noire [...]
An Experiment That’s Never Been Tried: Morality Without Religion | Big Think TV | Big Think. (from Kevin S)
A long tradition of thinking tells us that due to man’s animal nature we need to have order imposed from above, in the form of religion. Without religion, we could not live together, and that is [...]
Why? Exploring Life’s Key Questions
(Gail Mccabe, Past president of OHS and the Spokesperson for HAT and OHS will be speaking at this free panel tomorrow at the University of Toronto)
When: Wednesday Feb 6, 13, 27 and Mar 6 5:30 to 7:00pm Where:Room 3 of Knox College (56 St.George Street) Details:All events are free [...]
Magnificent New German Film Depicts Hannah Arendt – SPIEGEL ONLINE. Timely new film on Hannah Arendt – references to drone warfare are also made..
Her theory of the “banality of evil” made Hannah Arendt both famous and controversial. Now German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta has given the philosopher an outstanding cinematic portrait
“…Twelve years [...]
Italian townspeople ponder existential questions in new civic focus.
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the new unlikely heroes of a remote Italian town where local authorities are promoting philosophical thinking for a better way of life.
A philosophy trail leads past a sofa that pronounces deep thoughts when you sit on it, a park with [...]
Introduction to Philosophy | Coursera.
here’s another online course, from the University of Edinburgh, which may be a interest to Humanists. This begins in January, and is also free, sponsored by TED.
This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each week a different philosopher will talk [...]
Marcus Aurelius Quotes FREE! – Android Apps on Google Play.
(I was going to post these manually – but here’s an Android App with your daily MA – who died on March 17, 180 AD)
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you [...]
An Atheist’s Defence of Religion
(we suggested Toronto OHS members might enjoy Alain’s talk at the AGO last month – if anyone went, let us know your impressions). This article in the G&M was forwarded by several members…
Religion is wrong for all the right reasons. So says Alain de Botton, a schismatic atheist who [...]
Brown Bag Lunch & Talk: Alain de Botton | AGO Art Gallery of Ontario.
if you like reading his philosophy – go meet him for lunch.
Friday, March 9th, 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 pm AGO, Baillie Court Members $23 / Public $29 / Students $20 – Lunch included.
Join philosopher and author Alain de [...]
Morality 1: Good without gods [video] .
This video refutes the claim some people make that atheists cannot possibly be moral since god and morality are intertwined in their minds
Jackman Humanities Institute – David Hume at 300
David Hume at 300 Time: Apr 26th, 9:00 am – 5:15 pm Jackman Humanities Building Room 100 (170 St. George Street) Free and open to the public: no registration is required. An interdisciplinary conference in honour of the 300th anniversary of the birth of David Hume
A humble act of hubris? AC Grayling’s secular bible
” Philosopher AC Grayling has been in the news a lot this week, on account of the publication of his latest work The Good Book: A Secular Bible. It’s a bold project, and one that is, not unexpectedly, attracting criticism from religious commentators. Indeed, Grayling himself [...]