Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Philosophical fun - ding

"Socratic Irony"

"In March the Philosophy Department at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania moved to a new address: Third Floor, Hemlock Hall, Mansfield University. The Chair of Philosophy, Professor Robert Timko, says he is unsure whether this is irony or an indication of the future."

"Let Me Through, Iā€™m an Ontologist!"

"An impressive $18.8 million award has been made by the US National Institute of Health to enable the development of a National Center for Biomedical Ontology. In philosophy, ontology is the study of what things exist. The relevance here is that computers and clinicians are sometimes unable to collate different sorts of medical information effectively, as different branches of medicine use different ā€“ but sometimes overlapping ā€“ concepts..."

http://www.philosophynow.org/issue53/53news.htm

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