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Philosopher’s Annual is “an attempt to pick the ten best articles of the year” in academic philosophy. Volume 38, covering articles from 2018, is about to be released. (more…)
The British Academy, the UK’s national organization for the humanities and social sciences has released the shortlist of candidates for its 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding. (more…)
A project on the ethics of socially disruptive technologies, led by Philip Brey, professor of philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente and scientific director of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, has received a €17.9 million (approximately $19.6 million) grant from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Scien..
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of its 2019 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest.
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has received a $1.6 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation to expand its Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) program. (more…)
Maria Baghramian, Head of the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin, has won a €3 million (approximately US$3.3 million) grant for three-year research project on “the role of science in policy decision making and the conditions under which people should trust and rely on expert opinion that shapes public policy.” (more…)
The British Academy, an organization which, among other things, selects scholars in the humanities and social sciences as “fellows” to recognize their academic distinction, has included three philosophers as members of its 2019 class. (more…)
Prospect Magazine has revived its “World’s Top 50 Thinkers” list for 2019 after a few years’ break. The current list features a number of philosophers.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) have selected Michael Bratman and Margaret Gilbert as the winners of the 2019 Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution.
There’s a new prize and lecture that “recognizes junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics.”
Philip J. Ivanhoe and Hwa Yeong Wang, both of the Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University, have won a $75,000 grant from the Korean Studies Promotion Service to support their project of producing an annotated English translation of the work of two 18th-19th Century Korean Confucian women philosophers. (more…)..
Danielle Wenner, assistant professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, has received a $200,000 award from the Greenwall Foundation to support her work at the intersection of political philosophy, biomedical ethics, and research ethics.
The University of St Andrews has recently appointed five new Professorial Fellows in philosophy. (more…)
English philosopher Roger Scruton was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland by Polish President Andrzej Duda earlier today. (more…)
“Too many policy lobbyists have, often unknowingly, unthinkingly perhaps, accepted a narrow and utilitarian view of… education—one that suggests we exist to be made useful—which leads to a great loss of the capacity to critically evaluate, question and challenge.” (more…)
The American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in the United States (“founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of ‘promoting useful knowledge'”) has announced its newest class of members. (more…)
Åsa Wikforss, professor of philosophy at the Stockholm University, has been chosen as the newest member of the Swedish Academy, an “independent cultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustaf III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish literature” that is responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature. (more…)
The Journal of Applied Philosophy has announced the winner of its 2018 essay prize.