Here is a list of cognitive science and/or philosophy blogs. Feel free to share it and/or suggest additions to the list.
1. The List
A History of Ideas Two minute animated videos explaining important ideas and concepts in the history of thought. From BBC. A History of Philosophy in 81 Lectures: Ancient Greece to Modern Times From Arthur F. Holmes course at Wheaton College. Covers Plato, Aquinas, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Sartre, and a few others. Aeon Video "Aeon Video screens contemporary and classic short documentaries, exploring the intersections between nature, culture and ideas." Against Professional Philosophy "...about the the ups-and-downs of being a professional philosopher, ... a serious critique of contemporary professional philosophy, and ... philosophy of the future." Animal Ethics "Philosophical Discussion of the Moral Status of Nonhuman Animals" Auxiliary Hypotheses The Blog of the British Journal of Philosophy of Science. "Stories from the world of academic philosophy of science". Avoid being duped In multiple studies, people with training in philosophy are shown to be significantly less likely to be duped by faulty reasoning. Axons and Axioms "A podcast dedicated to all things philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience." Being A Philosopher Of Color What is it like to be a person of color in philosophy?...narratives of personal experiences, submitted by readers, of life in philosophy as a person of color. Brain Hammer Pete Mandik's Blog. Pete is professor of philosophy at William Paterson University. And he's in a band. Brain Matters "...real neuroscientists sit down and talk about the brain." Brain Study Neuroscience blog from neuroscientist and science writer Dana Smith (PhD, Cambridge). Dana's posts consistently strike the perfect balance between brevity and detail. Brains "Since 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mind." California Cognitive Science Conference at UC Berkeley Videos from a conference by The Cognitive Science Student Association (CSSA), whose mission is to support and enrich the academic life of undergraduates interested in the interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley. Carneades.org A YouTube channel with hundreds of videos on topics like philosophy of science, logic, religion, and others. Certain Doubts A blog devoted to matters epistemic. Began on June 9, 2004. Conscious Entities A philosophy of mind and consciousness blog. It's good stuff. And it features great drawings. Consciousness Live! "Conversations with philosophers, scientists, and anyone else interested in the scientific study of consciousness" Critical Reasoning for Beginners "...you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good." Daily Nous "News for and about the philosophy profession." Data on Women in Philosophy "This site provides some new data [about the representation women in] approximately 100 departments over the past 10 years and [among] faculty at all ranks in Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR) ranked and unranked programs for 2015." Diversity Reading List In Philosophy A resource for [teachers] who would like to promote equality and diversity by including works of authors from under-represented groups in their teaching. Early Modern Texts "...versions of some classics of early modern philosophy, and a few from the 19th century, prepared with a view to making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines, and lines of thought." Elucidations "...a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise." Endoxa An Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy Blog Ethics Etc. "...a forum for discussing contemporary philosophical issues in normative ethics, metaethics, moral epistemology, moral psychology, applied ethics, social and political philosophy, law, and other related areas." Ethics Matters Dr Dan Halliday talks with the philosophers, and helps place their ideas in a real world context. All episodes are 12 minutes long. Evaluate An Argument With Just ONE Flowchart Three researchers from George Mason University and the University of Queensland have combined these three loves in a paper about climate change denialism. In their paper, they create a flowchart that shows how to find over a dozen fallacies. Everyday Ignorance "This site highlights the numerous rational failures that permeate our lives, from our beliefs about work and society to our deepest personal values." Everything Hertz "A podcast on everywhere the life sciences meet the biological sciences with Dr. Dan Quintana and Dr. James Heathers." Examining Ethics "We feature interviews with ethics experts about their work. We also tell the stories of everyday people and how they wrestle with ethics." Explicit Content "...about how to do philosophy—what skills are important in philosophy, how philosophers think, how to teach philosophy." Fallacy Files "A collection [and explanation] of named fallacies. That is, types of bad reasoning — such as "ad hominem" — which commonly appear in everyday arguments." Fallacy Files "A collection [and explanation] of named fallacies. That is, types of bad reasoning — such as "ad hominem" — which commonly appear in everyday arguments." Future Perfect Tackling big questions about the most effective ways to make the world better—a.k.a., an effective altruism podcast. Future Perfect Tackling the big questions about to most effectively make the world a better place—a.k.a., effective altruism. GMAT Performance Philosophy majors outperform every major except math and physics on the GMAT. Go Cognitive Short (3-5 minute) videos about the cognitive science, especially the cognitive science of learning. Go Philosophy Official Blog for the Geography of Philosophy Project Google Scholar The single-best way to find, track, and disseminate research, in my opinion. Grand Theories Mark Ryan discussed emerging, broad ideas in philosophy in a narrative style, melding them with scientific concepts—designed for a general listener with any background. GRE Performance Philosophy majors outperform basically every other major on the GRE. Heterodox Academy "Our mission is to increase viewpoint diversity in the academy, with a special focus on the social sciences." Hi-Phi Nation "A show ...that turns stories into ideas"Simply the best podcast out there. IAI's Philosophy of our times podcast "Gathering together the world’s leading thinkers from philosophy, science, politics and the arts, our podcast offers illuminating and lively debates on the big issues affecting your world." Implicit Bias & Philosophy "Bringing philosophers, experimental psychologists, and policy professionals together to think about implicit bias." In Our Time — Philosophy BBC's "Podcasts about [ideas], philosophers, theories and key themes." (The episodes are archived all the way back to 1998!) Issues and Ideas Dr. Hugh LaFollette's radio interviews with philosophers and other public figures from 1995-2003. "LaFollette is a wonderful interviewer: extremely thoughtful and ...fun to talk to." –Martha Nussbaum John Corvino’s YouTube Channel John Corvino (PhD) is a professor at Wayne State University and makes short, well-produced videos about foundational philosophical concepts as well as rigorous analysis of the philosophical assumptions in public discourse (e.g., about sexuality). Journal Surveys "...for philosophers to collectively gather useful information about philosophy journals." E.g., average review time, average time to publication, acceptance rate, quality of reviewer comments, etc. Language Log A group blog on language and linguistics started in the summer of 2003. Great for — among other things — answering questions like, "How did [phrase here] come to mean what it means today?" Less Wrong Evangelically rationalist blog. They say being rational leads to a better life. Warning: it works best if everyone joins in—otherwise, you end up frustrated with most people. So join in! LSAT Performance Philosophy majors outperform every major and tie law majors on the LSAT. Medical School Philosophy majors are accepted to med school at higher rates than other majors, including science majors. Middle Way Society's Philosophy Podcasts A podcast from the Middle Way Society, which promulgates "a practical and moral philosophy of universal applicability, independent of any appeal to traditional authority and avoiding metaphysical dogma, whether positive or negative." Minerva A collection of philosophical conversations between philosophers and Joshi Gottlieb. Insightful. And classy! Modern Day Philosophers Comedians "attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really modern day philosophers?" MoLiPhi Research Network (Empirical and Experimental) Methods of Linguistics in Philosophy Money Mid-career median salary for philosophy majors is about $81,000. That's higher than every other humanities major. Montreal Clinical Research Institute The Montreal Institute of Clinical Research (IRCM) does loads of research. Cognitive scientists and philosophers will be interested in their events about bioethics and cognitive enhancement. (In English and French). More Money Philosophy is projected to be the top-paid humanities major for the class of 2016. New Books in Philosophy Podcast interviews of philosophers about their newest book. A great way to get a feel for a book before deciding whether or not to read it. Usually about 1 hour. New Books in Psychology Interviews with the authors of new books in psychology. A great way to find out if you want to read the book. Also, a unique opportunity to hear the author respond to questions. Nick Byrd's blog A blog about the philosophy of cognitive science and the cognitive science of philosophy. Nick Byrd's YouTube channel Videos about research in cognitive science, about how to do research, about how to improve researchers' online presence. NOUS "...tackles the deepest questions about the mind, through conversations with leading thinkers working in philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry and beyond." On Wisdom A social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discuss the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom. Other reasons Why Study Philosophy? What Can it do for you? Check out this conglomeration of data, charts, articles, etc. PEA Soup "A blog dedicated to philosophy, ethics, and academia." (Formerly peasoup.typepad.com) PHD Comics "'Piled Higher and Deeper' (PhD) is the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia." Phil Skills "Stories of Philosophers Who've Forged Non-Academic Careers" PhilEvents Upcoming events (Journal/Conference CFPs, Conferences, Workshops, etc.) in philosophy. Subscribe to get automated updates. Philosophers' Carnival ...showcas[ing] the best philosophical posts from a wide range of weblogs. We invite submissions from bloggers and readers, and periodically collate the submitted posts into one big round-up (or "carnival"). Philosophical Spaces "This blog considers how to make the climate in philosophy departments and other professional spaces more hospitable." Philosophize This! "a chronological approach to the biggest ideas that shaped our world explained in a way that you don't need a master's degree to understand." Philosophy 24/7 "A Podcast That Interviews Leading Philosophers." (via David Edmonds from Philosophy Bites and other projects). Philosophy Bakes Bread "designed to showcase the public importance of philosophy, both for our everyday lives and for leadership in the policy world." Philosophy Bites "Podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics". Interesting, clear, and concise. I love this podcast. Philosophy Etc. "Providing the questions for all of life's answers." (Richard Chappell's blog) Philosophy Experiments Tests and surveys designed to examine whether your beliefs are consistent, which moral positions you implicitly endorse, etc. Philosophy for Beginners A "series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy" by Dr. Talbot at the University of Oxford. Philosophy for Children About "philosophy classes with pre-college students, thoughts about doing philosophy with young people, and ideas for how to introduce philosophy in K-12 classrooms and with your own children!" Philosophy Now Philosophy magazine...with comic strip and all! (Some of the content is not free.) Philosophy Now "Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now." Philosophy of Judaism "...to promote scholarship in the philosophy of Judaism [and] to encourage philosophers who have yet to do work in the philosophy of Judaism, to turn their attention to such work." Philosophy Sites "Nigel Warburton's podcast about places linked with philosophers". Philosophy Talk One of the longest running philosophy podcasts out there. And the podcast that “questions everything.” Philosophy Tube "I'm Olly, giving away a philosophy degree for free every Friday! Subscribe to learn and boost your brain power!" Philosophy TV Split-screen conversations between philosophers on all sorts of philosophical topics. Philosophy15 Philosophy professors Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse have unscripted 15-minute discussions about argumentation theory, perennial problems in philosophy, current events, questions in political theory, puzzles about knowledge, to issues in the academia. PhilPapers "PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers.... We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy." PhilSci Archive "An Archive for Preprints in Philosophy of Science... a free service... goal of the archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work." Phronesis Mark Pharoah's site featuring, among other things, serialized posts from his book Phronesis. Practical Ethics "...daily ethical analysis of news events written by authors drawn from students and researchers [at the] University of Oxford, and from our visitors and guest authors." Project Implicit "Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition..." Psi (Web Series) Nine episodes on the question of human freedom and choice, featuring 9 philosophers and scientists. Psy (Film) "The film takes us on a journey across the five cities as nine real-world philosophers and scientists... provide insights on free will, the nature of reality and the psychology of choice & happiness." Quixotic Dispatches Michael Bishop's blog. His goal? To explain what he's learned about how to live and how to reason. He says it should only take a few dozen posts. Rationally Speaking "...explor[ing] the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely and unlikely, science and pseudoscience." Re:thinking Zach Baker discusses philosophy and technology with philosophers from around the world. Ruminations When Matthew Rapaport is not engineering software or enjoying cigars and rum, he blogs about philosophy. Sci Hub The first website in the world to provide mass & public access to research papers. Social Science Bites "...hear leading social scientists present their perspectives on how our social world is created, and how social science can help us understand people and how they behave." From the makers of the best philosophy podcast (i.e., Philosophy Bites). SpaceTimeMind About "philosophy, science, and a whole bunch of other stuff." Speaking of Psychology Highlighting some of the latest, most important and relevant psychological research being conducted today. Such That Cast a free philosophy podcast featuring free-form conversations with some of the most influential and interesting philosophers of our day. Syndicate The most beautiful and dynamic ad-free and open-source platform for scholarship in the humanities, if you ask me. The Big Questions by TED-Ed Learn about a philosophy puzzle in under 5 minutes with these YouTube videos made by TED and scholars from all over the world. The Black Goat Three experimental psychologists talk about doing science. Hosted by Sanjay Srivastava, Alexa Tullett, and Simine Vazire. The Catalogue of Bias "...describ[ing] a wide range of biases – outlining their potential impact in research studies." From Oxford's Center for Evidence-Based Medicine. The Emergence Of Relativism "Relativism is often thought to be associated with oppressive or facist politics, to be in opposition to truth, and to undermine the authority of experts. [...] these characterisations are at best over-simplifications, or at worst just false." The Final Moments of Karl Brant "Set in the near future where experimental technology allows two detectives to bring a murder victim back to life [or just back to consciousness?] in a digital state in order to question him about his final moments." The Global Philosopher BBC and a philosophers partner up to analyze the most fraught political questions of our time. (HT to Philosophy Bites' David Edmonds.) The Hardest Science "A psychology blog. Thoughts about the mind, science, society, and whatever else." The Informal Hour ...established philosophers, informally discuss their area of expertise. The Junkyard "A scholarly blog devoted to the study of imagination." The Life You Can Save Each week The Life You Can Save bloggers bring you the latest news and reflections on effective philanthropy. The Meaning of... The Meaning of... explores how we find meaning in the modern world, hosted by anthropologist Dr Monty Badami and philosopher Dr Tim Dean. The Moral Science podcast A psychologist who is endlessly fascinated with human morality interviews experts who dedicate their careers to understanding it. The Non Sequitur It's like fact-checking the news, but it's argument-checking. Philosophy types will love it. The Panpsycast A podcast to "support teachers, students and academics, but inspire free-thinkers worldwide." The Partially Examined Life "[A]n informal roundtable discussion, with each episode loosely focused on a short reading that introduces at least one "big" philosophical question, concern or idea." The Perception & Action Podcast "[This] explores how psychological research can be applied to improving performance.... It covers disciplines including sports science, psychology, human systems engineering, sport analytics, human factors, neuroscience and cognitive science." The Philosopher's Zone A podcast featuring philosophy, philosophers, and stuff that's of interest to philosophers. The Philosophy Guy "about the many ideas in philosophy that are popularized by our society and culture through movies, TV shows, public figures, and books all around us." The Philosophy Zone Links to philosophy podcast episodes intended to start discussions around each episode. The Podcast For Social Research "an interdisciplinary podcast series featuring members of the [Brooklyn] Institute, and occasional guests...about a wide variety of issues of intellectual interest ...accompanied by a bibliography of annotations and citation" The Professor Is In "I am Karen L. Kelsky, Ph.D.. I spent 15 years as an R1 tenured professor, department head, and university advisor, and I tell you the truth. The truth about grad school, the job market, and tenure. To the best of my ability." The Psychology Podcast "Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman [interviews a] guest [usually a researcher] who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in." The Public Philosopher Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel examines the thinking behind a current controversy. The Society for Philosophers in America We are made up of people from within and beyond the academy, people who are interested in deep, meaningful dialogue, and who aim to enrich public discourse and civility. The Understanding Project Marteen van Doorn, in association with Central European University, talks with philosophers around the world to "help you achieve world-class insights by using philosophy to reveal the depth behind the everyday." The UnMute Podcast "Conversations with extraordinary philosophers who give their take on controversial issues, pop culture, and the political and ethical dramas of our day. We learn. We Laugh. We plot revolutions." The View From The Owl's Roost Noms Arpaly's blog. "Raw Philosophical Ideas and an Idiosyncratic Take on Life. Please Forgive the Typos. Whatever does not kill me provides me with anecdotes. (Well, not quite, but it’s closer to the truth than the original)." Think Tonk Clayton Littlejohn's Blog. I don't get the gorilla image. Anyone? Thinking Books "Nigel Warburton interviews authors of interesting books about thinking" THUNK "...a video series for anyone who likes to talk about interesting things with knowledgeable people. [Each starts with] relevant background information [...] as a jumping-off point [...] for conversation." Tomkow Open access philosophy by Terrence Tomkow. Trotsky & the Wild Orchids Discussion (and sometimes debate) "about history, politics, and ideas in the United States" from historians historians Andrew Hartman and Ray Haberski. Two Psychologists Four Beers Two psychologists drink at least four beers while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond. UCD Psychology Videos from the School of Psychology at University College Dublin, Ireland. Upon Reflection This is my podcast about philosophy of cognitive science and vice verse: what we think as well as how and why we think it. Very Bad Wizards Discussions about philosophy and psychology ... or losely related topics. Rated R for 'repugnant'. What Can I Do With A Master’s Degree In Philosophy? Summary: First, you can learn loads of transferable skills (like critical thinking, logic, persuasion, technical writing, advanced research methods, etc.). Second, you can use these skills to pursue loads of fulfilling (and fairly lucrative) careers. What Is It Like to Be A Woman in Philosophy? "...devoted to short observations sent in by readers, about life as a woman in philosophy." And They have a new blog, "What We're Doing About What It's Like" (also in this list). What It's Like To Be A Philosopher What comes to mind when you imagine a philosopher? Actually, forget what comes to mind. Just read these interviews. They'll be a much better indication of what philosophers are actually like. What's Wrong? "The not quite official blog of cu-boulder's center for values and social policy" Why We Argue "Why We Argue" is an interview podcast that ...questions political scientists, philosophers, journalists, historians, politicians, citizens, and the great political minds of our era from all sides of the political spectrum." Wireless Philosophy Clear, concise, and charming videos about philosophy. No background in philosophy needed. You Are Not So Smart "[A] celebration of self delusion that explores topics related to cognitive biases, heuristics, and logical fallacies. David McRaney interviews scientists about their research into how the mind works."
Is there another philosophy blog that should be on this list? Feel free to mention it in the comments or contact me to tell me about it.
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