Saving the Paranormal from the Laws of Science - 03 - We Should Not Be Epistemic Chauvinists As presented at the New Zealand Skeptics 2008 Conference on the 27th of September 2008.
Epistemic Rupture, Affirmative Action or 'Reverse Racism'?: Decolonizing Knoledge in Evo's Bolivia Linked to the CLACS Regional Seminar on the Andes, this speakers series presents scholars, public intellecutals, and political actors from Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. The speakers will reflect on current conflicts and changes under way in the region.
Epistemic Action and the Circuit of Thought Maglio and Kirsh, working in the mid-90's with players of Tetris, discovered that thinking and behaviour could be optimised if some parts of that cognitive behaviour could be off-loaded onto the body and the environment. This idea has been generalised out such that we can consider such tools as writing, mathematical notation, and memory aids as similar substitutes for purely internal mental operations. This suggests a redefinition of thought, and of mind, which places these not only inside the brain but as coterminous with all components of that thought both inside and outside of the body.
Epistemic Climate Research Presentation Part 2 Part 2 of the presentation
"Science and Epistemic Closure" by Wolfgang Smith (1 of ?) 0ThouArtThat0's webcam video October 14, 2010, 11:51 PM
The Limits of Epistemic Action 'Epistemic Action' is the name given by Maglio and Kirsh to action which serve no practical function other than offloading cognitive processes to the environment. How far would it be possible to take this offloading process?
scientific method, epistemic method 1/2 skeptical method... the meaning of evidence a subjective defense of the scientific method reply to 23discordians:
The Epistemic Role of Experience and Reason This is a short video on epistemology, particularly on the role sensory experience and rationality in knowledge about reality. I couldn't justify doing this video alone, due to how deep this subject is. Thus, I plan on making many more videos on the same topic.
Logic Lecture: Epistemic Modal Logic and Rumsfeld Known Knowns and Zizek's Unknown Knowns Logic Playlist:
Re: Epiphenomenalism and Epistemic Yearning Video Cam Direct Upload
Urban Science Player Epistemic Frame Dynamic network graph of change in Players' frames over time
The Epistemic Regress Problem
Epistemic Victory.mov This is a parody mashup of John Dos Passos's "Newsreel" and "Camera Eye" literary techniques for American Literature Survey Winter 2011.
Nephrotex Welcome Video In the Epistemic Game "Nephrotex," players become intern engineers designing kidney dialysis equipment. Before they start, players view this welcome video which introduces them to the various techniques and tasks they will execute as engineer interns.
The Gettier Problem of Epistemic Justification this is a philosophical discussion of the Gettier problem with respect to epistemic justification.
Digital Zoo Player's Epistemic Frame Dynamic network graph of the play history for one player in Digital Zoo
Mascaro Olivier: Cognitive and social trigerring of epistemic vigiliance Culture and Cognition International Summer University July 4 - 12, 2007 Central European University Budapest
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Are They Really Dumb? Miranda Fricker - Epistemic Injustice:
Dennett on Determinism In this clip, Daniel Dennett discusses the notion of an "epistemic horizon," and argues that (contrary to popular belief) adopting a purely materialistic account of mind does not provide grounds for nihilism. For Dennett, humans are biological devices that respond to the environment with rational, desirable courses of action. He believes that even if our brains are causally determined, it does not follow that we are not morally responsible for our behavior. Dennett argues that we base our decisions on context, gradually limiting our options as the situation becomes more specific. In the most specific circumstances (actual events), he suggests there is only one option left for us. The complete interview with Dennett can be found here: Also, another interesting clip from the same documentary series can be found here: Music: "Poets Act" by Phillip Glass from "The Hours Soundtrack"
deontic vs. epistemic control Levin vs. Rotella
Epistemic Rhetoric This video illustrates the concept of epistemic rhetoric using the example of the border wall constructed by the US on the US/Mexico border.
Three Epistemic Principles (Part 2) Continuation of Part 1.
Epistemic diffraction or integration/Diffracción epistémica y integración English with Spanish subtitles/En inglés con subtítulos en español. Unable to go to Córdoba province (Argentina) to deliver a talk in 2009, I produced this video for music staff and students at the University of Vila Maria. It sets out the basic epistemic problems of teaching and learning music in our tradition of knowledge, including a critique of "absolute music" and suggestions as to how we can make knowledge in and about music more democratic and more accessible to "non-musos". Basic stuff for anyone in IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music).
Epistemic Breaks & Paradigm Shifts in Knowledge Construction - Rey Ty Shifts in Knowledge Construction "Rey Ty" Religion Superstition Paradigm Shifts Philosophy Materialism Idealism Modern Modernist Theory Modernism Political Economy Smith Ricardo Mill Marx Engels Lenin Mao Zedong "Scientific Method" rationalism empiricism Crisis "Critical Theory" Horkheimer Adorno Marcuse Habermas Postcolonial Postcolonialism Feminism Existential Feminist Theory Beauvoir Queer Theory LGBT lesbians gays Poststructuralist poststructuralism Diop Obenga "Frantz Fanon" "Alan Sokal" postmodern "paradigm shifts"
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem/Epistemic Nihilism My explanation of the incompleteness theorem, and why it could be used to support epistemic nihilism. Also, my explanation of Descartes' cogito ergo sum.
Quantification of Epistemic Uncertainty on Ground Motion Models Speaker: Frank Scherbaum
Urban Science Mentor Epistemic Frame Dynamic network graph of change in Mentors' frames over time
Re-SAB (Resurrection2) Response to SuperAtheistBrothers: As stressed in video, I hope Paley's argument did not confuse the brothers on my first contention (ie that the resurrection is not at an epistemic disadvantage) since I did not explain that he was referring to the resurrection specifically and not all miracle claims in general. If this caused confusion, I apologize. However, I still thought Paley's argument applied and still applies. Principle of Critical Trust Framework: Principle of Credulity: If it seems (epistemically) to me that x is present on the basis of experience, then probably x is present unless there are special considerations to the contrary. Principle of Testimony: Other things being equal, others' experiences are likely to be as they report them to be. Principle of Simplicity: “In a given field, we take as most likely to be true the simplest theory which fits best with other theories of neighboring fields to produce the simplest set of theories of the world, (take from Swinburne, 1986).” Ground level sifting: Always choose the consistent subset of our presumptive data, which has maximal weight. Principle of Epistemic Defeat: We should not believe that things are as they seem to be in cases when such a belief is in conflict with the simplest theory compatible with a vast number of data obtained by supposing in a vast number of other cases that things are as they seem to be. Principle of Epistemic Enhancement: When an epistemic seeming is coherent with other ...
Three Epistemic Principles (Part 1) Three important principles are discussed: The Principle of Evidence in Series, the Principle of Evidence in Parallel, and the Principle of Unreliability. I discuss also how religious apologists tend to "violate" these principles grotesquely.
Middle knowledge This is a response to: When I speak of probabilities in this video, it is important to note that I am talking about what philosophers refer to as "objective" or "ontological" probabilities, as opposed to "epistemic" probabilities. The difference here is that objective probabilities concern the tendency of something coming to pass regardless of what we know about the situation. Epistemic probabilities are predicated only on what we know about reality, such that an epistemic probability can differ from the objective fact of the matter. For instance: in a deterministic universe, in the flipping of a coin there might be an epistemic probability of 0.5 (or a 50% chance) of the coin landing on heads while the objective probability is 1 (or a 100% chance). What I am assuming in this video is that if we ever have incompatablistic freedom, then we must live in an indeterministic universe, and so there must be objective probabilities less than 1 and greater than 0 (and God must know these probabilities because He is omniscient) because if probabilities of 1 obtain regarding some event x, then it follows that the sufficient conditions for x obtain. My arguments are basically in one form or another in: Trenton Merricks' book on truth and being: You can find the essay on foreknowledge and eternalism by going to the following link, clicking on 'research' and it's the essay called "Presentism and Fatalism": www.nd.edu
Nephrotex: An Epistemic Game This Epistemic Game teaches players to think like professional engineers as they design kidney dialysis equipment. The game has been played by high school students and college freshmen at UW-Madison.
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Foundationalism, Justification, and Basic Beliefs bare with me here. this is a discussion mostly against epistemic foundationalism by stating that there cannot be such basic beliefs. I am kind of going from thought to thought here, so sorry if there are too many pauses between points. other epistemic justification videos:
Land Science: An Epistemic Game The Epistemic Game "Land Science" puts players in the role of urban and regional planners at a planning firm in their state. This version features the planning firm "Urban Design Associates" located in Madison, Wisconsin.
ENA (Epistemic Network ***ysis): Epistemic Network ***ysis (ENA) is a method applied by the Epistemic Games group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to compare the efficacy of digital learning tools to professional practice standards. In this video, the Epistemic Game "" is featured in relation to ENA as players become journalists.
Epistemic Object Bit of a change. One thing I sometimes do to help me understand things a bit more fully is to make what I call 'epistemic objects' (although my wife has other words for them). These are constructions which for me embody a set of ideas that I'm having trouble holding in my head and thinking about conceptually but that I can realise in material stuff and can hold in my hand. I'm borrowing the term 'epistemic objects' from some work done by Maglio and Kirsch in which they identified 'epistemic actions', which are physical moves and gestures that we make not because they have any pragmatic function but that seem to assist the cognitive process. They describe these actions as 'offloading' cognition onto the outside world, which is an idea I really like. Kirsch, D. & Maglio, P. (1994) On distinguishing epistemic from pragmatic action. Cognitive Science. 18: 513-549
I wish I could believe in God Some say we have a responsibility to have true beliefs, they believe there is no God but they wish they could believe in God. I see some inconsistency with this. To say 'I wish I could believe...' is different than 'I wish I could be...' Certainly a person could pretend to be a millionaire but i don't see how they could hold a true justified belief that they were a millionaire assuming they realized they didn't meet the criteria for doing so. When a person says 'I wish I could believe...' they seem to be speaking to an epistemic criteria. Which seems odd. It's like saying, "I wish my epistemic criteria wasn't the way it was..." My question to them would be. On what basis do you assert your epistemic criteria as being any more worthy of belief than belief in God? This appears to be an inconsistency as this person rejects God because God doesn't fall under their scientific criteria yet they accept an epistemic criteria based off of what?
Overview of the Epistemic Games Group This video described the motives and goals of the Epistemic Games Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Epistemic Games group studies how digital learning tools can be implemented into classroom settings to help teach 21st century skills.
Dr. Alireza Asgharzadeh - Iranian Nationalism, Historiography and Epistemic Violence Alireza Asgharzadeh completed a Ph.D. program in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Currently, he teaches the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of education, and comparative educational systems in the Department of Sociology at York University. His areas of concentration and research include Iranian Studies, Middle Eastern Cultures and Societies, Social Theory, the Sociology of Education, and Social Inequality. Asgharzadeh's work has been published in various journals, including: Canadian and International Education, Language and Education, Journal of Educational Thought, Journal of Post-Colonial Education, Journal of African Studies, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly. His most recent book is Schooling and Difference in Africa: Democratic Challenges in a Contemporary Context, co-authored with George Dei, Sharon Bahador, and Riyad Shahjahan (2006). He is also co-editor of Diasporic Ruptures: Globality, Migrancy, and Expressions of Identity (publishing in 2007).