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October 2015


Live From 2003: BEARS Is Back Online

BEARS? Sounds familiar. Then I clicked and saw this —

—and it all came back to me.

Yes, kids, this is what the internet used to look like (and this was a pretty smart-looking site for the time).

Begun in 1995 and last active in 2003, the Brown Electronic Article Review Service was one of the first online journals in philosophy. Maybe the first? The ..

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Examples of Public Philosophy

Barry Maguire (UNC) is attempting to get a new prize for public philosophy up and running. By “public philosophy” he means “anything with significant philosophical content or method written by someone with significant philosophical trainining primarily for an audience of non-philosophers.”

He is collecting examples of public philosophy but is having trouble findi..

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Name-Blind Hiring

The BBC reports that

Leading companies and universities are being asked to remove names from application forms in an effort to stop “unconscious bias” against potential recruits from black and ethnic minority backgrounds… Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that Ucas, the UK’s university admissions service, will carry out “name-blind” applications from 2..

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