Students of Philosophy Association, Concordia University

SoPhiA Workshops

October the 29th from 2-3 pm there will be a workshop given by our very own Graduate student, Brendan Dean, about philosophy writing. The main focus will be on thesis statements and logical arguments. This is extremely useful for any of you who are having trouble with the technical aspect of writing philosophy papers. Both [...]

Robert Boyle’s to-do list

Among other things, Robert Boyle, scientist (there’s a law named after him) and inventor, hoped science would achieve: dentures hair dye plastic “attaining gigantick dimensions” psychedelic drugs scratch ‘n’ sniff You can view his original manuscript at the Royal Society’s History of Science Centre’s blog.

RSAnimate – The Empathic Civiliazation

Philosopher’s Zone – The Extended Mind

Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? Some philosophers are now arguing that thoughts are not all in the head. The environment has an active role in driving cognition; cognition is sometimes made up of neural, bodily, and environmental processes. Their argument has excited a vigorous debate among philosophers and [...]

BBC – In Our Time – The Delphic Oracle Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Delphic Oracle, the most important source of prophecies in the ancient world.