The British Academy, the United Kingdom’s scholarly organization for the humanities and social sciences, today announced its new class of fellows, “outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved academic distinction as reflected in scholarly research activity and publication.”
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has published a 77-page document, the “Good Practices Guide.” While some parts of the guide overlap with the recently issued APA Code of Conduct, it is “not intended to play the same role in regulating the conduct of academic life.” Rather, the guide is
a set of recommendations based upon the accumulated experi..
The editor of feminist philosophy journal, Hypatia, Sally Scholz (Villanova University) and the editor of Hypatia Reviews Online, Shelley Wilcox (San Francisco State University), are resigning from their positions in the wake of the controversy surrounding the publication of “In Defense of Transracialism” by Rebecca Tuvel (Rhodes College). Meanwhile, the Board of Di..
Are some philosophical positions so controversial that we should have a journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays about them anonymously?
The journal formerly known as Philosophy & Theory in Biology has relaunched with a new name, Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology (PTPBio), and has just published its first articles under the new title. (more…)
by Rachel Katler
The following is a guest post* by J. David Velleman, professor of philosophy at New York University. It discusses the problems that arise from graduate students publishing more and more, and presents a pair of suggestions for how to improve matters. (more…)
Alexander Bird, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Bristol, has accepted an offer from King’s College London, where he will be the new Peter Sowerby Chair in Philosophy and Medicine. (more…)
Mr. Dreher’s post sent words racing across a network that was primed for racial outrage—like New York City’s black-radio scene circa 2001, but much more powerful. The internet’s right-wing news belt had expanded under President Obama. Websites like Infowars and Breitbart, once on the fringe, had found a champion in President Trump, who seemed passionate about def..
The administration at Sierra Nevada College (SNC), a private liberal arts college in Nevada, has fired an associate professor of philosophy in what appears to be retaliation for her public criticism of the administration’s handling of the school’s financial problems. (more…)
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has written a letter to Alan Walker, President of Sierra Nevada College, regarding the recent termination of Samantha Bankston, an associate professor of humanities who taught philosophy and other subjects at the school, and Dan Aalbers, a psychology instructor there. (more…)
The Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s learned society for the sciences, annually recognizes a scholar for “excellence in a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science” with its Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture. (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winner of the 2017 Journal of Value Inquiry Prize. The prize is for “the best unpublished, article-length work in philosophy by a non-academically affiliated philosopher.” (more…)
The Pew Research Center yesterday published the results of a study showing that “a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (72%) say colleges and universities have a positive effect, which i..
The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) has given its inaugural Public Philosophy Award to Andrew Light, professor of philosophy, public policy, and atmospheric sciences at George Mason University, as well as director of the school’s Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. (more…)
Here’s the latest from some key online philosophy resources.
We check the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR), Wi-Phi, and 1000-Word Philosophy for updates weekly and report them right here. (more…)
Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected here in case you missed them the first time around, and numbered to save you crucial seconds when commenting about them. (more…)
Question: lots of people think that continental and analytic philosophy are in opposition to each other, but you seem to reject that view. What does each school get wrong, you think? (more…)
Here’s the latest from some key online philosophy resources. (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize. The prize is awarded for the two best published articles in philosophy written by adjunct or limited-term professors. (more…)
Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, a new journal, has published the results of a survey of academics, sorted by discipline, regarding their views about genetic and environmental determinism and the explanatory power of science. (more…)