Which philosophers have names that reflect what they study and write about? (more…)
John Tienson, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Memphis, has died. (more…)
A graduate student writes in with a question about submitting articles to journals:
Nicholas Meriwether, a professor of philosophy at Shawnee State University, a public university in Ohio, is suing the school for allegedly violating his freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and rights to due process when it disciplined him for alleged mistreatment of a transgender student in one of his courses. (more…)
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J. Adam Carter and Neil McDonnell, both faculty in philosophy at the University of Glasgow, have received funding from the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to partner with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to create a new doctoral studentship. (more…)
Hi-Phi Nation, an audio program that takes things of interest to most people and turns them inside out to reveal fascinating philosophical questions and problems, has been picked up by the popular online magazine, Slate. (more…)
Jonathan Simon, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Philosophy at New York University (NYU) and a research fellow at the school’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, is the winner of the 2018 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind. (more…)
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has received a $3.4 million gift to support the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program it runs jointly with Duke University.
Lawrence Becker, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of William & Mary and fellow of Hollins University, has died. (more…)
Hello! Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
What are the most significant challenges facing philosophy of science today? Nick Zautra, a PhD student in the history and philosophy of science at Indiana University Bloomington, interviewed 30 philosophers of science over the past two years, asking them this question, and presented a summary of their answers at the recent 2018 Philosophy of Science Association (PS..
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After declining to select a winner for its 2017 Public Philosophy Award, the Marc Sanders Foundation has named two philosophers the winners of the 2018 contest—one for an unpublished work and one for a previously published one. (more…)
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope there’s some beauty in your day. (more…)
The 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction has been awarded to Jeffrey C. Stewart of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), for his book, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press).
Amidst all the talk about public philosophy, let’s not forget a more traditional way philosophers have an impact on the world: by teaching well, encouraging inquiry and achievement, and helping students develop intellectual virtues. (more…)
I appreciate the responses, here and elsewhere, to my idea of using stakeholder refereeing as an alternative to the pseudonymous authorship policy planned by the Journal of Controversial Ideas. (more…)
Graham Leach-Krouse, assistant professor of philosophy at Kansas State University, has created some remarkable new logic software and has made it free for everyone to use and develop. He has named the software Carnap and describes it in the guest post* below. (more…)
“Philosophy as a Way of Life ” is a new project led by Meghan Sullivan, a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Launched with an $806,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project will collaborate with universities across the United States to “imagine new and higher impact ways” to introduce students to philosophical traditions focus..
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the administration of which had previously announced plans to eliminate thirteen of its major programs, including philosophy, will be re-organizing in a way that preserves the philosophy major. (more…)
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