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Philosophers from Poverty

The announcement of the UPDirectory has prompted a number of comments about a category not included among its underrepresented groups: philosophers who grew up in poverty. One theme in many of these comments is a sense of isolation and difference that comes from having that kind of background. The point of this post is just to open up a space for philosophers to..


Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups

The UPDirectory is a new website that provides a directory of philosophers from traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy. From the site:

The purpose of the directory is to provide an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the work of philosophers who belong to underrepresented groups within the discipline.

The directory includes..

Philosophers on Torture

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Philosophers on Torture

The Report on the C.I.A.’s Use of Torture from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was released several days ago. As we have occasionally done in the past for other events, I would like to open a spot here at Daily Nous for comment on the report, for collecting links to commentary elsewhere from philosophers on this report, for suggestions of philosophical..


The Ethics of Friending in Academia

In a column at The Chronicle of Higher Education,  David Perry discusses some of the complications for people in academic organizations using social media like Facebook. How should we engage with others on social media? Here are his suggestions:

[1] Be aware of workplace hierarchies and your position in them.
[2] You get to choose whether to “friend up” to people..