The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP), an initiative “to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in Illinois” while reducing recidivism, led by Northwestern University professor of philosophy Jennifer Lackey, has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand its programs. (more…)
Are you organizing a summer program in philosophy for high school students, or know of any? (more…)
This is a post for the listing of summer programs in philosophy for graduate students. (more…)
As in the past, I’m opening up a post for the listing of summer programs in philosophy for undergraduate students. (more…)
Luc Bovens, professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has created a website that gathers together and organizes various “short stories in world literature by both classical and contemporary writers” that may be useful in teaching a range of questions in ethics and social and political philosophy. (more…)
The true humility, the sort of wonder which we wish to induce as philosophers, can only be achieved when one has achieved a certain degree of well-founded confidence in one’s ability to understand and assess claims. (more…)
What role do philosophy courses play in the general education requirements of your college or university? (more…)
It’s not unusual to solicit books, movies, and television shows that might be particularly useful for teaching about certain philosophical problems. What about video games? (more…)
“Question asking… is a skill all-too-often undervalued in philosophy pedagogy and philosophy pedagogy research”
“Working for an instructor is worlds apart from working with an instructor with the aim of learning about the practice of teaching.” (more…)
Jonathan Weisberg, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, has created a new open-access book on probability and decision-making. It has the brilliant title Odds & Ends. (more…)
The fall term is getting underway at many institutions of higher education, and a philosophy professor has written in with a suggested topic for discussion: syllabus sleeper hits. (more…)
The fall term is almost upon us, so let’s talk teaching.
Which philosophy PhD programs focus on training students to teach and getting them placed into permanent teaching-oriented jobs (with some success)? (more…)
Welcome to another installment of the “Crash Course” series, this time on the metaphysics and epistemology of race. (more…)
“I didn’t know that there is a field of study that counted as sensible the questions that were always in my head. Even more amazing is that the type of thoughts I offered as answers, while ramshackle, were the same type of answers philosophers provide. I changed my major before the end of the semester. But I had a problem. I did not know how to read philosophy.” (mo..
We’re going to try to solicit recommendations for a “crash course” on an aspect of contemporary ethics. (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.
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…)
The Guardian has published its 2019 “University Guide,” a set of rankings of schools aimed primarily at undergraduate students. The guide includes discipline-specific rankings, including for philosophy. (more…)
Computer scientists and philosophers are working together at Harvard to bring ethics into computer science courses. (more…)
“What role should readings play at the lower undergraduate level in a philosophy class?” (more…)
“What would it look like if we taught only the most useful skills from the toolkits of philosophy, cognitive psychology, and behavioral economics?” (more…)