19 March 2009. World famous philosopher and humanist Daniel Dennett speaks at Conway Hall, providing “A Darwinian Perspective on Religions: Past, Present and Future”


Dan Dennett: A secular, scientific rebuttal to Rick Warren

BBC 1959 interview.
– Bertrand Arthur William Russell — philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, pacifist — was born 18 May 1872 (Ravenscroft, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, Wales) and died 2 February 1970 (Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth, Wales).

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology
Routledge | 2009-03-16 | ISBN: 0415396328 | 700 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology is an invaluable guide and major reference source to the major topics, problems, concepts and debates in philosophy of psychology and is the first companion of its kind. A team of renowned international contributors provide forty-two chapters organised into six clear parts:

I. Historical background to the philosophy of psychology
II. Psychological explanation
III. Cognition and representation
IV. The biological basis of psychology
V. Perceptual experience
VI. Personhood

The Companion covers key topics such as the origins of experimental psychology; folk psychology; behaviorism and functionalism; philosophy, psychology and neuroscience; the language of thought, modularity, nativism and representational theories of mind; consciousness and the senses; personal identity; the philosophy of psychopathology and dreams, emotion and temporality.

Essential reading for all students of philosophy of mind, science and psychology, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology will also be of interest to anyone studying psychology and its related disciplines.

Philosophy Of Science, A Contemporary Introduction, by Roesenberg, 2nd Edition

The Routledge Companion To Philosophy Of Science
(Routledge Philosophy Companions) by Martin; P Curd
Publisher: Routledge | Number Of Pages: 720 | Publication Date: 2008-05-30 | ISBN-10: 041535403X | PDF | 3 Mb

This indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science contains fifty-five specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors.

Organized into four parts it covers:

* Historical and Philosophical Context
* Debates
* Concepts
* The Individual Sciences

The Companion covers everything students of philosophy of science need to know – from empiricism, explanation and experiment to causation, observation, prediction and more – and contains many helpful features including: a section on the individual sciences, including chapters on the philosophy of biology, chemistry, physics and psychology, further reading and cross-referencing at the end of each chapter.

Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction
(Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy)
by Alex Rosenberg, Daniel W. McShea

Publisher: Routledge | Number Of Pages: 241 | Publication Date: 2007-12-22 | ISBN-10: 041531593X | PDF | 1 Mb

Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg – a biologist and a philosopher, respectively – join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers alike.

Exploring concepts such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the debate about major transitions central to contemporary thinking about macroevolution; the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions and ethical values.

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Philosophy Bites

Philosophy Bites
podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics…
(one interview cca 10 min.)

1. Simon Blackburn on Plato’s Cave
2. Mary Warnock on Philosophy in Public Life
3. Stephen Law on The Problem of Evil
4. John Cottingham on The Meaning of Life
5. Miranda Fricker on Epistemic Injustice
6. Barry Smith on Wine
7. Alain de Botton on The Aesthetics of Architecture
8. Anne Phillips on Multiculturalism
9. Edward Craig on What is Philosophy?
10. Roger Crisp on Mill’s Utilitarianism
11. Adrian Moore on Infinity
12. Anthony Grayling on Atheism
13. David Papineau on Physicalism
14. Timothy Williamson on Vagueness

73. Ray Monk on Philosophy and Biography
74. Barry C. Smith on Neuroscience