Helen De Cruz(sorry forgot to link Hájek. He goes through all the standard moves about the wager here. That the argument is basically valid. That you can quibble with the rows and columns of Pascal's decision matrix) plato.stanford.edu/entries/pascal… 10/
Helen De CruzSecond class of my philosophy of religion course (see also #PORcourse) - all materials found here: drive.google.com/open?id=1jdmva…
Baldwin (letter from a region in my mind) and Augustine's Confessions. Two very different spiritual autobiographies 1/
Helen De CruzOne of the materials for my philosophy of religion course #PORcourse (follow along thru hashtag) is this marvelous song by Hopsin - youtube.com/watch?v=QBsA2E… you could build an entire course around these lyrics. So beautiful and heart-rending. 1/
Helen De CruzTomorrow first day of class for my philosophy of religion course. I've decided to run the course in parallel in Twitter - to open discussion for everyone here, findable at #PORcourse.
All course materials are here on this drive drive.google.com/open?id=1SXGPn… 1/
Can the concepts of original sin and the Fall be interpreted in the light of evolution, and if so, how? There is an ongoing discussion in philosophy and theology on the implications of evolutionary theory for theism.
This conference seeks to bring...
Helen De CruzCheck out this conference we're organizing on 22-23 June 2019, Evolution, original sin and the Fall, at Saint Louis University. Plenary speakers: John Teehan and Hans Madueme.
Submit your 500-word abstract until 15 February. Details here!
I had an essay in the Wall Street Journal on Friday on how we think we work more hours than we do. Overestimating Our Overworking by Laura Vanderkam Summer is here again. It heralds the return of barbecues, white pants, barbecue-stained white pants...
That busyness and overwork have become status symbols is probably not a surprise, write Carolyn Dever and George Justice, but what interests do they serve?
Helen De CruzDo academics really work 100 hours/week? I just don't buy it. I once took several months of timing myself while working at Oxford Brookes. I worked 40 hours/week in term time, and about 35 hours/week in summer. 1/
(2016). ‘Write every day!’: a mantra dismantled. International Journal for Academic Development: Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 312-322.
Helen De CruzWrite a bit every day even if you’re very busy teaching? Is that still sound writing advice? Short answer no, research does not back this up. Productive writers have many different patterns. Check it out here
I have been working for several years to build bridges between science fiction and philosophy. Science fiction can, I think, be a way of...
Helen De Cruz@eschwitz, Johan De Smedt and I just submitted the full manuscript of our anthology Philosophy Through Science Fiction Stories to Bloomsbury.
Featuring work by o.a. Ken Liu, Ted Chiang, S Samatar, A De Bodard, @CChrisrose, W Nikel
Check out ToC here!
Helen De Cruz@KevinZollman I am co-editor of this volume of SF stories written by pro SF writers and by philosophers and one of the stories talks about this in a very thoughtful way! Stay tuned as it will be out soon(ish)!
Provided to YouTube by Erato/Warner Classics Hallelujah · Christina Pluhar · L'arpeggiata · Vincenzo Capezzuto Music for a While - Improvisations on Purcell ...
Helen De CruzI was looking at different versions of Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Ed Sheeran - God please no, k.d. lang etc...)
Anyway, I love this version best - it's by a Baroque ensemble called L'Arpeggiata and features a countertenor
Helen De Cruz5/ The tobacco strategy, sowing doubt about the carcinogenic effect of tobacco by spreading your own misinformation kept risks of tobacco hidden for decades. It's being recycled now for climate science etc. Check out this cool book
Consumer DNA genetic-testing kits are a booming business, and the biggest risk isn't necessarily uncovering a health scare; it's what these companies may do with your genetic data.
Helen De Cruz4/ It's a bad idea to do any of those fun genetic tests. You're basically paying for your data to be sold away. This applies to so many other things.
Basically, I've learned to be very wary of companies.
Cambridge Core - Political Theory - Stand out of our Light - by James Williams
Helen De Cruz3/ Tech giants don't have our best interests at heart and unclear how they will be reined in. It seemed so wonderful, all that information at our fingertips. But they've ended up distracting us and distorting our vision. Check out this book (OA)