Another new great Individual Project founded by Eidyn and the John Templeton Foundation for, once more, our very own Dr Patrick Todd!!!
What is the nature of heaven, were it to exist? What must one do (or not do) to end up there? Should all human persons will eventually end up in heaven mainly because of God's love? What if some won't cooperate?
This project attempts to take this debate further by developing several models of "heaven". On some, free acceptance will be essential to being in "heaven", on others, it won't.
The second annual iCog Conference, held at the University of Edinburgh, will focus on the theme of learning in the cognitive sciences.
Learning includes a diverse range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:
Great new success for Eidyn and our own Dr Patrick Todd!!!
Free Will, Moral Responsibility, Divine Providence, and Human Relationships with God is a new major project - founded by the John Templeton Foundation and Eidyn - that looks at how we can go beyond the longstanding disputes about how God does ( or could) accomplish God's plans in the world in the face of creaturely freedom.
Here is the end-of-conference group photo from last week's 6th Annual British Wittgenstein Society Conference, this year hosted by Eidyn.
The conference theme was 'Wittgenstein and Epistemology’. Thanks to BWS for allowing us to host this event—next year the conference will be held in Exeter on the theme ‘Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences’.
ollowing up on our highly successful 'Introduction to Philosophy' (over 100,000 people from around the world signed up), we have now developed a new MOOC: Philosophy and The Sciences.
Dr Mark Sprevak introduces the screening of 'Her' by talking about what artificial intelligence is and how humans might interact with artificially intelligent systems in the future.
After the film, there will be a Q&A with Dr Sprevak and opportunity for further discussion in the cinema bar.
Prof. John O’Keefe, first speaker at the Royal Institution's public lecture series organised by Michela Massimi for Monday 2nd June, has just been named as a joint winner of the 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for the discovery of specialised brain networks for memory and cognition. The announcement was made by live broadcast a few minutes ago: http://www.kavliprize.no/
Professor Tim Kenyon from University of Waterloo is visiting Eidyn in May and June 2014. He is currently working on ethical aspects of language pragmatics, and a few interrelated issues regarding testimony-based belief.
Francis Bacon, The New Organon, 1620
Following the passion on display at the "Does technology make you smarter?" event at Summerhall on the 17th of April, our own Dr Mark Sprevak has been invited to take part in the Big Idea podcast of the University of Edinburgh to talk about how technology, rather than making us less intelligent, is making us differently intelligent.