An explication of the metaphysical, semantic, and epistemic commitments of scientific realism

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In this video, Molly Gardner (Bowling Green State University) introduces the nonidentity problem. This problem arises in cases where an individual appears to be wronged by the very action upon which his or her own existence depends. We’ll see why this problem has implications for reproductive choices, genetic engineering, and whether we should take care […]

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In this Wireless Philosophy video, Dr Eugen Fischer (University of East Anglia) presents the ‘argument from illusion’. This argument appears to refute our common-sense conception of perception (seeing, hearing, etc.). Together with parallel arguments, it raises the problem of perception that has been a lynch-pin of Western philosophy, since the mid-18th century. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1vz5fK9 More […]

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A quick explanation of metaphysics and what it is, with a wide variety of examples of things that belong in the category of metaphysics and things that do not.

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In the second of two videos, Adela Deanova (Duke) introduces Margaret Cavendish, an early modern English philosopher, and discusses the background to her critique of experimental philosophy. This video is a part of a series of videos coming from Project Vox (Duke), a project recovering the lost voices of women philosophers. Help us caption & […]

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In the first of two videos, Adela Deanova (Duke) introduces Margaret Cavendish, an early modern English philosopher, and discusses the background to her critique of experimental philosophy. This video is a part of a series of videos coming from Project Vox (Duke), a project recovering the lost voices of women philosophers. Help us caption & […]

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Repave the Agora with the rubble of the Ivory Tower! Put your beliefs to the test! Learn something about philosophy! Doubt something you thought you knew before. Find on this channel 400 videos on the subjects of philosophy and skepticism. Use this video as a Guide to the world of Carenades.org. Stay skeptical everyone!

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What is space? Kant’s answer is a head-scratcher: space is merely a form of intuition. Scott Edgar (Saint Mary’s) explains this rather perplexing answer in accessible, every-day language. He also lays out Kant’s most famous argument for this view of space (the “Argument from Geometry”). Never before has it been so easy to get a […]

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Kant famously claims that we have synthetic apriori knowledge. Indeed, this claim is absolutely central to all of his philosophy. But what is synthetic apriori knowledge? Scott Edgar helpfully breaks-down this category of knowledge by first walking through Kant’s distinction between empirical and apriori knowledge and then his distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments. The […]

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Jennifer Wang (Stanford University) introduces us to a puzzle that has bedeviled philosophy since the ancient Greeks: the Ship of Theseus. She tells the Ship of Theseus story, and draws out the more general question behind it: what does it take for an object to persist over time? She then breaks this ancient problem down […]

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