The American Philosophical Association (APA) has given its 2018 Joseph B. Gittler Award to Francesco Guala, professor of philosophy at the University of Milan, for his book, Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living Together. (more…)
Last week’s post about upcoming summer programs in philosophy for undergraduates prompted a few requests for a similar post for summer programs in philosophy for current graduate students. (more…)
Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap. (more…)
Last week, the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia announced that it is adding a philosophy course to its secondary school curriculum. Prior to this, philosophy had been wholly absent from education at all levels in Saudi Arabia. (more…)
Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
Happy New Year’s Eve Mini-Heap! (more…)
The 2018 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching, sponsored jointly by the American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), and the Teaching Philosophy Association*, has been awarded to Maralee Harrell, Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. (more…)..
Happy Friday! Here’s the latest Mini-Heap. (more…)
Happy Holidays, everyone. Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
Some professors see their students, at least sometimes, as partners in education, but Matthew Slater, professor of philosophy at Bucknell University, does impressive work to make that partnership a reality.
Seth Lazar, associate professor of philosophy at Australian National University (ANU), is leading an interdisciplinary project on machine intelligence that just received a funding commitment from its university of AUD$1.65 million (US$1.17 million) per year for up to five years. (more…)
The newest Mini-Heap is here. Happy reading! (more…)
A few years ago, a meta-analysis of studies about whether colleges do a good job of teaching critical thinking revealed “no differences in the critical-thinking skills of students in different majors.” (more…)
Created in 1995, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) has grown to become not just an expansive and trusted collection of expertly-written entries on philosophical subjects, but a model for improving the internet. Now Adam Edwards, a Ph.D. student in philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has created an interactive visualization of th..
A professor of ethics from Haiti who spent two years imprisoned in the United States while the government resisted granting him asylum has been released into the custody of a couple in Ohio. (more…)
Central European University (CEU), despite having been forced by threat of closure by the Hungarian legislature to move from Budapest to Vienna for the next academic year, is accepting applications. (more…)