6.2 Problems with Resemblance
Part 6.2. Explores Berkeley's and Locke's arguments concerning the resemblance of qualities and objects; that the perceived qualities of objects exist only in the mind or whether secondary qualities are intrinsically part of the object.
General Philosophy Lecture 1 (slides)
PDF slides from Peter Millican's General Philosophy lecture 1.
3.2 Continuum or sub-types? One interpretation of cases like Asperger's astronomer is that they represent the typical life-span development of an autistic person who, because less intellectually disabled, develops more successful living strategies. Some clinical practitioners use the term High Functioning Autism (HFA) to denote this group, implying that autism is a continuum, spanning individuals with different levels of intellectual and social disability and including individuals with ‘borderlineā
One interpretation of cases like Asperger's astronomer is that they represent the typical life-span development of an autistic person who, because less intellectually disabled, develops more successful living strategies. Some clinical practitioners use the term High Functioning Autism (HFA) to denote this group, implying that autism is a continuum, spanning individuals with different levels of intellectual and social disability and including individuals with ‘borderlineā
Gettysburg National Military Park Teacher's Guide
provides sample lesson plans, essay questions, ideas for bulletin boards and student projects, a Civil War reading list, and other resources teachers may use to guide students through the Battle of Gettysburg.
Gary Stern on Too Big to Fail
Gary Stern, former President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Stern's book, Too Big To Fail (co-authored with Ron Feldman), a prescient warning of the moral hazard created when government rescues creditors of financial institutions from the consequences of bankruptcy. Stern traces the origins of "too big to fail" to the rescue of Continental Illinois in 1984 and then follows more recent rescues including those of the current crisis. The convers
Helprin on Copyright
Novelist Mark Helprin talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about copyright and the ideas in his book, Digital Barbarism. Helprin argues for an extension rather than a reduction in the length of time that authors have control over their work. He also argues that technology is often not attuned to human needs and physical constraints, claiming that tranquility is elusive in modern times. He sees the movement against copyright and intellectual property generally as part of an educational and socia
Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network
In this video author Paul Sayer shares his thoughts on madness and creativity during the Madness and Literature Network Seminar in 2009. For related videocasts see those presented by Professor Paul Crawford and Patrick Gale. Presentation delivered May 2009. Suitable for: Undergraduate study and Community Education Paul Sayer, Author. Paul Sayer is a former psychiatric nurse whose first novel The Comforts of Madness (1988) won the Constable Trophy, the Whitbread First Novel prize, and the Wh
Director's Signature Lecture Series: Christopher Hitchens
For three evenings of discussion and debate, noted authors and thinkers analyze the Ten Commandments and share their ideas for a moral code for our own time. Listen to the opening lecture with Christopher Hitchens, author of the New York Times bestselling book God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.
Boldrin on Intellectual Property
Michele Boldrin of Washington University in St. Louis talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about intellectual property and Boldrin's book, co-written with David Levine, Against Intellectual Property. Boldrin argues that copyright and patent are used by the politically powerful to maintain monopoly profits. He argues that the incentive effects that have been used to justify copyright and patents are exaggerated--few examples from history suggest that the temporary and not-so-temporary monopoly p
AMA Activities Report 2009