Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone, the textbook for Eidyn's new MOOC starting in October 2014, is coming out soon!
It will address questions such as:
- What is the origin of our universe?
- What are dark matter and dark energy?
- What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge?
- What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness?
Brilliant new Network Project for Eidyn starting in September 2014!!!
"Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences" is mainly funded by an IASH 'International and Indisciplinary Research Groups' award, with some additional funding from Eidyn.
"Should we get real about the ethics and maths?" is the new Eidyn project led by our Dr Debbie Roberts in collaboration with Dr Mary Leng (University of York) starting this year!!!
The aim of this project is to make progress in the realism/anti-realism debate in each of ethics and philosophy of mathematics by pursuing potentially fruitful analogies and parallels between metaethics and philosophy of mathematics.
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/