The following is a guest post* by Landon D.C. Elkind (University of Iowa) about the content of philosophy courses that satisfy general education requirements in quantitative or formal reasoning. It originally appeared on his blog. (more…)
An interdisciplinary group of researchers headed by philosophers at Stockholm University has won a SEK 50,400,000 (approximately $5.6 million) grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) for their project, “Knowledge Resistance: Causes, Consequences and Cures.” (more…)
Hello! Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
“Uncertainty, I once thought, is what philosophers do. Now I have doubts.” (more…)
To what extent does getting one’s PhD in philosophy from a program that does well in a reputational survey increase one’s chances of finding a permanent academic position? (more…)
Earlier this year, Andrew P. Mills , professor of philosophy and director of the Integrative Studies Program at Otterbein University, and president of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, conducted a survey about teaching non-philosophy majors and getting them to see the value of philosophy. (more…)
Here’s the latest Mini-Heap!
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is establishing a new college focused on the development and “ethical application” artificial intelligence. (more…)
Maximilian Noichl has designed a beautiful visualization of philosophy from the 1950s to today.
Here’s the latest Mini-Heap! (more…)
Happy Monday! Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
Seventy-three percent of faculty at institutions of higher education in the United States are neither tenured nor on the tenure-track, according to a new report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). (more…)
What’s a game jam and what could it possibly have to do with philosophy? (more…)
Mary Midgley, a well-known British moral philosopher, has died at age 99. (more…)
Most students in philosophy classrooms in the United States are taking their first and only philosophy course. Why is it their only one? (more…)
John Corvino, professor of philosophy and dean of the Honors College at Wayne State University—and public philosopher extraordinaire—has created a new series of videos to help people learn to argue well. (more…)
Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap! (more…)
A visual communication designer has created an interactive timeline of philosophical ideas that is impressive, useful, and beautiful. (more…)
The British Philosophical Association (BPA), together with the Society for Women in Philosophy, UK (SWiP UK), have created guidelines for making philosophy conferences and lectures more accessible to people with disabilities.
Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
Philosophy-related links for your consideration, AKA Mini-Heap: (more…)
I’ve been hearing about some unusual and interesting philosophy courses that are currently being taught or developed. (more…)
The Department of Philosophy at Saint Louis University (SLU) recently received a $2 million gift which it will use to fund endowments for a faculty chair and a student scholarship. (more…)