These videos, wherever they are made, however they come to be made, and whatever their conscious intention (i.e. to accumulate ad revenue) are feeding upon a system which was consciously intended to show videos to children for profit. The unconsciously-generated, emergent outcomes of that are all over the place… (more…)
Mainstream philosophy in the so-called West is narrow-minded, unimaginative, and even xenophobic. I know I am leveling a serious charge. But how else can we explain the fact that the rich philosophical traditions of China, India, Africa, and the Indigenous peoples of the Americas are completely ignored by almost all philosophy departments in both Europe and the Engl..
Andrew Chignell, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (and before that, at Cornell University), will be joining the faculty at the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) at Princeton University as a Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor. (more…)
The tax plan introduced by Republicans in the U.S. Congress last week would have drastic effects on graduate education in the United States, according to reports at The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced that the winner of its inaugural Prize for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to Stephen Bloch-Schulman, associate professor of philosophy at Elon College. (more…)
Good morning, everyone. Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources. (more…)
The news over the past several months has been full of revelations of sexual harassment and assault by men involved in arts and entertainment and other fields (for lists of recently revealed cases, see here and here). The cases have brought to the public’s attention a variety of questions concerning power, justice, gender relations, privacy, business practices, and ..
Happy Monday, folks. Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources. (more…)
Administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Superior surprised their faculty this week with news that they were “suspending more than two dozen academic programs,” according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Remarkably, given all the times we’ve seen philosophy programs threatened over the past few years, the philosophy program at Wisconsin-Superior survived t..
“My aim has been to remind philosophers that their subject, whether or not ‘handmaiden to the sciences’, ought to be handmaiden also to the humanities”
Athena in Action is a networking and mentoring workshop for graduate student women in philosophy. Applications are now being accepted for its third annual workshop, which will be taking place this summer. (more…)
It was impossible for me to get credit for my own work… and for the faculty to put the two things together: me, Lisa Lloyd, the woman, and my own original work… So what can you say? (more…)
Springer Nature, possibly the world’s largest academic publisher, has agreed to demands from the Chinese government to block access in China to more than a thousand articles, according to reports at Financial Times and The New York Times.
The Leverhulme Trust, a significant funder of research and education in the UK, has announced the winners of its 2017 Leverhulme Prizes. Three philosophers were recognized in the “Philosophy and Theology” category. (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced that the first winner of its Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education is Jennifer Morton, assistant professor of philosophy at City College of New York. (more…)
A philosopher writes in with a query at the intersection of research ethics, publishing norms, and academic etiquette. (more…)
Greetings. Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources. (more…)
Victoria Davion, professor of philosophy at the University of Georgia, has died. She was 57. (more…)
by Ryan Lake
“What is the meaning of life?” That’s probably the question that springs to mind when a non-philosopher is asked what philosophers study. And while some philosophers do in fact work on that question, like any single question it does not capture the extraordinary range and diversity of subjects philosophers are thinking and writing about. (more…)
Does philosophy make progress? Daniel Stoljar, professor of philosophy at Australia National University, thinks it does, and he defends that idea in his new book, Philosophical Progress: In Defence of a Reasonable Optimism. In the following guest post,* he presents one kind of argument for his view. (more…)