philosophy

Being a Good thinker: Critical Thinking

by Anna Blanch on June 15, 2010

I’ve been thinking more lately about the qualities of good thinkers. The comments on the original post where I asked What Makes a Good Thinker? started to head in that direction and I wanted to explore these ideas further. I also explored Growing and Making Good thinkers in an earlier post. As part of the [...]

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Toby Ord, ethics scholar at Oxford, has pledged to give 1 million pounds (about $1.67 million US) over the course of his career. The money will go to charities in developing nations. Ord, 30, estimates that he’ll earn about 1.5 million pounds and he thinks he doesn’t need that much. His stated aim is to [...]

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The Journey from novice to competent to excellent! Moving from being a student to being a member of the professoriate is a long journey. In some ways one shouldn’t endeavour to grow out of being a student of your field. There is always something to learn – always new pedagogical techniques to consider, and new [...]

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An exercise in Structural Criticism, using the genre of Celebrity Break-up stories….   image: teamsugar The units of the celebrity break-up story and/or dramatis personae of this genre One or more celebrity spouses (in these stories they were heterosexual couples, though this is not an essential element of the genre) One or more children (a [...]

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Creation as a Conversation: Craig Holdrege

by Anna Blanch on August 27, 2009

Craig Holdrege speaks on the “conversational” quality of our engagement with Creation in Vol. 92 of Mars Hill Audio Journal. Subscribers to the CD version of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal receive an additional “bonus track” which are now available in MP3 format free to anyone who’d like to listen. Here is the full list [...]

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On the sounds of Creation: Jeremy Begbie

by Anna Blanch on August 25, 2009

Jeremy Begbie, on how music is a way of engaging with the order in Creation in Vol 94 of the Mars Hill Audio Journal. Jeremy Begbie is is Thomas A. Langford Research Professor at Duke Divinity School. He was previously the Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, as well as an Affiliated Lecturer in the [...]

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Wendell Berry as a Kentucky Aristotelian

by Anna Blanch on August 23, 2009

Patrick Deneen speaks on how Wendell Berry’s thought demonstrates his identity as a “Kentucky Aristotelian.” – Vol. 91 of Mars Hill Audio Journal. Subscribers to the CD version of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal receive an additional “bonus track” which are now available in MP3 format free to anyone who’d like to listen. Here is [...]

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In a 2007 article Asma argues that philosophy is increasingly paying attention to pop culture. In the Chronicle of Higher Education article, Looking Up From the Gutter: Philosophy and Popular Culture Stephen T. Asma wrote of his, and his discipline growing interest in the interesections between philosophy and pop culture. (you may need to access [...]

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Growing and making Good thinkers: What makes a good thinker? (part 2)

August 1, 2009

What makes a good thinker? This is a question i’ve posed before…and it seems to be on the minds of a number of visitors to this blog – after all, it is one of the most popular searches on Google that lead people to this blog. One of the things i enjoy the most about [...]

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Something to look forward to: Upcoming Guest Posts

March 4, 2009

Welcome to Goannatree. Welcome especially to those who’ve made their way here by virtue of a search through google or in response to my reviews of Christian Colleges Top 100 theology blogs. I’ve been taking notice of how people end up at Goannatree and in concert with a few friends there will hopefully be even [...]

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