In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC) discusses why we should vote. Geoff reviews some of the traditional arguments against our reason to vote; for instance, why should we vote if it makes no difference to the outcome of the election? After reviewing these positions, he looks at some counterarguments before leaving it up […]

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Pynn (Northern Illinois) explains epistemic contextualism, which says that the word “know” is a context-sensitive term. Geoff describes how contextualists claim to dissolve the problem of radical skepticism, and discusses the argument for contextualism from our ordinary linguistic usage. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1vz5fK9 More on Geoff Pynn: http://bit.ly/258DoPq —- Wi-Phi @ […]

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University) introduces a new approach to knowledge: contrastivism. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1vz5fK9 More on Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: http://bit.ly/29Icrj9 —- Wi-Phi @ YouTube: http://bit.ly/1PX0hLu Wi-Phi @ Khan Academy: http://bit.ly/1nQJcF7 Twitter: Tweets by wirelessphi Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1XC2tx3 Instagram: @wiphiofficial —- Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/VrDT/

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Pynn (Northern Illinois) introduces virtue epistemology, an approach to epistemology that takes intellectual virtue as the central concept in discussions of theory of knowledge. Along the way, he shows how virtue epistemology can provides interesting solutions to some of the problems that we’ve encountered so far in the series. […]

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University) introduces a new approach to the problem of skepticism: contrastivism. At odds with traditional philosophical approaches to knowledge, contrastive knowledge holds that knowledge statements are true only relative to a set of relevant alternatives. Knowledge, on this view, is a three-place relation, as opposed to a […]

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University) introduces a new approach to causation: contrastivism. At odds with traditional philosophical approaches to causation, contrastive causation holds that causal statements are true only relative to a set of relevant alternatives. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1vz5fK9 More on Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: http://bit.ly/29Icrj9 —- Wi-Phi @ YouTube: http://bit.ly/1PX0hLu Wi-Phi @ Khan […]

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People tend to value knowledge; it’s better to know something than just to believe it, even if your belief is correct by pure luck. But why? What’s so great about knowledge? In this Wireless Philosophy video, Jeremy Fantl (University of Calgary) explains the so-called “Meno problem” – the problem of explaining why knowledge is distinctively […]

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This is part 3b of our four part series, “Racial Ontology: A Guide for the Perplexed.” In this Wireless Philosophy video, David Miguel Gray (Colgate University) introduces sociohistorical theories of race. Gray introduces socially constructed categories and what it means to think about categories in this way. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1vz5fK9 More on David Miguel Gray: http://bit.ly/1REcPbr […]

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, David Miguel Gray (Colgate University) introduces sociohistorical theories of race. Gray introduces socially constructed categories and what it means to think about categories in this way. This is part 3a of our four part series, “Racial Ontology: A Guide for the Perplexed.” Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1vz5fK9 More on David Miguel Gray: http://bit.ly/1REcPbr […]

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University) introduces a new approach to the problem of free will: contrastivism. At odds with traditional philosophical approaches to free will, contrastivism holds that people are free only relative to relevant alternatives. This approach gives us two kinds on freedom – freedom from causation and freedom from […]

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