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- August 5-6, 2023Aug 05, 8:00 AM PDT – Aug 06, 7:00 PM PDTIf you're a Cogtweeto fan, you know what it means to study philosophy. But what does it mean to *teach* it? We're partnering with The American Association of Philosophy Teachers to find out! Join us for talks, panels, teaching & public philosophy demos, "pro-tips", and a "Teaching Hub" with AAPT!
- Johnathan FlowersApr 28, 2022, 1:00 PM PDT – Apr 29, 2022, 1:00 PM PDTI draw on John Dewey to understand hope as the felt sense of possibility in the world. To be hopeful, therefore, is to have a sense of positive possibility; hoplessness is a sense of restricted possibility or restricted capacity to make the possible actual.
- Thomas BonnApr 23, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDTIn some of Plato's myths, incurable people suffer endless torment. In others, they don't. The Neoplatonists rightly rejected the notion that Plato held anyone to be incurable. Plato's actual sketch of the soul's endless journey (given e.g. in the Myth of Er) is oddly comforting.
- Blakely PhillipsApr 23, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDTWhat is believing in yourself? Using Evans's theory of pretense I argue that believing in oneself is a pretense that when successful undergoes a 'game-to-reality shift': the belief held as a pretense becomes true in the real world.
- Jonathan McKinneyApr 23, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDTAs the global ecological, psychological, and economic crises worsen by the day, it would seem that hope for life on our planet is dimming. Luckily for us, human beings (& philosophers) are profoundly stupid. In this coffee hour, we will sacrifice our brains for a glimmer of hope?
- Bella-Rose Kelly | comments by Joe GloverApr 23, 2022, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM PDTMicroaggression causes epistemic harm to marginalized subjects. They have cumulative effects that diminish the epistemic confidence of the subject. Communities, I argue, can help mitigate such harms by fostering the subject's epistemic confidence and providing her with hope.
- Philip Schwarz | comments by Laura NelsonApr 23, 2022, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM PDTI outline a reading of Alasdair MacIntyre to show how relationships of dependence shape our lives. Under the right conditions, these relationships are transformative experiences. They become meaningful and therefore valuable to us. This constitutes special moral demands.
- Trevor AdamsApr 23, 2022, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDTHope theorists say that if S’s hope is to be rational, it is a necessary condition on hope that their subsequent belief and desire be justified. I want argue that the belief component can sometimes be unjustified, and yet the hope will remain justified.
- Leo LepianoApr 23, 2022, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDTFacing multiple global crises, what room is there, if any, for optimism? Is it ontologically correct? Is it psychologically possible? Can we make room for happiness without relinquishing responsibility? And does philosophy harm or help our efforts to answer these questions?
- August 21, 2021Aug 21, 2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDTIn this second installment of hot takes, folks from Philosophy Twitter made their best case for even more unpopular and (too-)easily dismissed philosophical views.
- July 17, 2021Jul 17, 2021, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDTIn the first of two workshops in this series, folks from Philosophy Twitter made their best case for some unpopular and (too-)easily dismissed philosophical views.
- March 20, 2021Mar 20, 2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDTIn this workshop, folks from Philosophy Twitter explored whether, and how, ancient philosophy can help us address contemporary problems.
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