Marcy Lascano and Jason Raibley, currently professors of philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, have both accepted senior positions in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas. (more…)
Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute), Ezekiel Emanuel (University of Pennsylvania), Jonathan Glover (Kings College London), Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT), Simon Schaffer (Cambridge), and Mary Warnock (Oxford) are each winners of the 2018 Dan David Prizes, an international award endowed by the Dan David Foundation.
If I knew then what I know now, I certainly would’ve “decided” to become a philosopher. But back when I was working my way here, I didn’t really know what a philosopher was, or why one would want to be one. I didn’t have the materials for making the relevant decision—and by the time I did, I was already a philosopher.
Two seniors at Fordham University have been officially reprimanded by the school for violating its code of conduct after warning other students about a professor who in the past had complaints of sexual harassment and unprofessional conduct against him substantiated. (more…)
Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources. (more…)
Federica Berdini has won the American Philosophical Association’s 2018 Journal of Value Inquiry prize. The prize goes to the author of the “best unpublished, article-length work in philosophy by a non-academically affiliated philosopher.” (more…)
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has released its Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2017-18.
93 percent of faculty agree with the statement that, “niversity life requires that people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives encounter each other in an environment where they feel free to speak up and challenge each other.” There is almost universal support for the exchange of ideas and open discourse. (more…)
Fordham University associate professor of philosophy William Jaworski has been suspended until the end of the calendar year pending a university investigation, according to the university’s student newspaper, The Observer. (more…)
A discipline-by-discipline analysis of data from Elsevier’s Scopus database concering over 10,000 pieces of research published between 2012 and 2016 shows that a massive amount of scholarly work goes uncited, according to a report in Times Higher Education. (more…)
George Yancey, a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas who works on anti-Christian attitudes in the United States, has researched bias in academia, and recently shared some information he had collected regarding philosophers’ hiring preferences. (more…)
“Is the Requirement of Sexual Exclusivity Consistent with Romantic Love?” That’s the title and central question of the paper selected as the winner of the 2017 Journal of Applied Philosophy essay prize. (more…)
The following is a guest post* by Maks Sipowicz, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Monash University (whom you can follow on Twitter: @m_sipowicz ). A version of the post first appeared on his blog, Philosophy After Dark (which you can follow on Facebook). (more…)
Last month it was reported that several students had accused a professor of philosophy at Concordia University of sexual harassment. Faculty in the university’s Department of Philosophy have now issued a statement in response to the allegations. (more…)
Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources.
Non-tenure-track faculty at Loyola University Chicago went on strike this morning, after two years of negotiations between between their union (Service Employees International Union Local 73 Branch, which they joined in 2016) and the university’s administration. (more…)
Member of Parliament Darren Jones has announced the creation of a Parliamentary Commission on Technology Ethics run by him and fellow MP Lee Rowley. The Commission will work with an advisory board chaired by Luciano Floridi, Oll’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at Oxford University. (more…)
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the recipients of its Advanced Grants. Funded by the European Union, the grants, totaling €653 million (approximately $802,000,000), went to 269 senior researchers. There are a number of philosophers among the winners. (more…)
“How do you respond to those who wonder whether philosophy questions can ever be really answered once and for all and who therefore conclude it’s a waste of time?” (more…)