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.
Dr Mark Sprevak talking about how technology changes us! An intertaining, exciting and insightful journey through the various ways in which technology - from smartphones to calculators - might affect us.
Have you missed it? No worries, here an interview with Dr Sprevak published by the Herald today!
This year University of Edinburgh will host the The British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA) Masterclass 'Epistemic Values and Intellectual Virtues' on 11th and 12th June.
Prof Duncan Pritchard and Dr Allan Hazlett will lead seminars on the materials designed for the Masterclass. Participants have opportunity to present their works. All participants are expected to actively engage in the Masterclass.
Another great pilot project for Eidyn!!!
How do groups store, share, and generate knowledge? Can groups be intelligent agents in themselves, under which conditions, and what effects may this have on the first set of questions, above? Understanding how knowledge can be acquired by groups on the basis of collective reasoning processes can have a multitude of far-reaching applications, especially within modern society where the means for communication and distributed information-processing become increasingly abundant, due to the rapid advancement of technology.
Professor Matthew McGrath (University of Missouri—Columbia) is visiting Eidyn this semester. His areas of specialisation are Epistemology and Methaphysics.
A new great Eidyn pilot project is starting with the goal of addressing the nature of peer disagreement in the natural sciences!!!
On 16th December 2013, the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group organised the second annual New Enlightenment Lecture
Prof. Katherine Hawley (St Andrews) delivered a lecture entitled “Reckless Promises”, which was attended by around 40 people, both staff, postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows in Philosophy and beyond.
Eidyn is delighted to welcome four new Regular Visiting Distinguished Professors:
Prof Janice Dowell (Syracuse University)
Prof Jakob Hohwy (Monash University)
Prof Connie Rosati (University of Arizona)
Eidyn is delighted to announce the start of a new pilot project entitled "Epistemology of Education".
What are the basic aims and ideals of the educational enterprise? What ought educators try to accomplish? are only some of the questions that the project will address. The main goal is to explore the range of philosophical connections between mainstream epistemology and philosophy of education.