The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently published a statement, “In Defense of Knowledge and Higher Education,” prompted by remarks from US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that disparaged professors for indoctrinating and intimidating students. (more…)
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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…)
Here’s the weekly report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
Roger Scruton, a philosopher who for many years taught at Birkbeck College, London, held various other academic appointments, wrote extensively for the public, and who was knighted in 2016 for “services to philosophy, teaching and public education”, has died. (more…)
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The Board of Directors of the Journal of the History of Philosophy has selected Jessica Moss (New York University) and Whitney Schwab (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) as the winners of the journal’s 2019 Best Article Prize. (more…)
The following is a guest post* by Philippe Huneman, Professor and Director of Research at Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences (CNRS / Paris I Sorbonne). (more…)
An institution dedicated to the study of the works of John Dewey will be opening in India later this week. (more…)
New Mini-Heap of philosophy-related links… (more…)
A collective auction is underway to raise money for firefighters battling fires that have been burning over 15 million acres of Australia. Called “Authors For Fireys,” the the fundraiser involves individual writers and illustrators putting goods and services up for auction on Twitter. The fundraiser began yesterday and ends on Saturday, January 11th. (more…)
First Mini-Heap of 2020… (more…)
The following is an announcement from Joshua Smart (Ohio State University) regarding virtual dissertation groups (VDG) for philosophy graduate students.
What news and issues concerning the philosophy profession received the most attention in 2019? Among last year’s top stories were a philosopher’s punishment for sexual harassment, the rallying of academics worldwide to defend the study of philosophy in a country in which it was under attack, philosophers commenting on a provocative physics experiment, the philosophy..
Hi readers. A couple of you have inquired about the dearth of posts over the past week or so. (more…)
Happy New Year’s Eve Mini-Heap! (more…)
Emma Worley, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of The Philosophy Foundation, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) as part of the 2020 New Years Honours.