Thursday, July 29, 2021

What Do Philosophers Think About Human Extinction?


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    What Do Philosophers Think About Human Extinction?

    It’s a near certainty that humanity will come to an end, but what form this end might take, and when it might happen, are of course unknown. What should we think about the end of humanity and its various variables? What do we think? (more…)


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      Argument and Argumentation, by Catarina Dutilh Novaes.

      History of Western Philosophy of Music: since 1800, by Matteo Ravasio.

      History of Western Philosophy of Music: Antiquity to 1800, by Matteo Ravasio.


  1. Aristotle’s Biology, by James Lennox.
  2. Informal Logic, by Leo Groarke.
  3. Incommensurable Values, by Nien-hê Hsieh and Henrik Andersson.
  4. Marriage and Domestic Partnership, by Elizabeth Brake.
  5. Newton’s Philosophy, by Andrew Janiak.
  6. Giambattista della Porta, by Sergius Kodera.
  7. Robert Kilwardby, by José Filipe Silva.
  8. Epistemology of Geometry, by Jeremy Gray and José Ferreirós.
  9. Doing vs. Allowing Harm, by Fiona Woollard and Frances Howard-Snyder.
  10. Democracy, by Tom Christiano and Sameer Bajaj.


  1. Meaning and Communication, by Antonio Scarafone (University of Reading), Emma Borg (Reading), and Marat Shardimgaliev (Reading). 

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1000-Word Philosophy       

  1. “Nasty, Brutish, and Short”: Thomas Hobbes on Life in the State of Nature, by Daniel Weltman (Ashoka University).

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