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.
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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…)
Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
There are a number of universities and organizations that host summer programs in philosophy for undergraduates. (more…)
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The holidays are coming up. What should you get the philosophers in your life? It depends, of course. Do you want to keep them in your life? (more…)
The following is a guest post by Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside), on trends in the numbers of philosophy majors, following up on previous posts on the subject), with some interesting speculation at the end about possible causes. A version of it originally appeared at his blog, The Splintered Mind.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the recipients of its latest round of grants offered by its Small Grant Program and Diversity and Inclusiveness Grant Program. (more…)
John Tienson, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Memphis, has died. (more…)
A graduate student writes in with a question about submitting articles to journals:
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Jonathan Simon, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Philosophy at New York University (NYU) and a research fellow at the school’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, is the winner of the 2018 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind. (more…)
Lawrence Becker, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of William & Mary and fellow of Hollins University, has died. (more…)
Hello! Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
Philosophy-related links, right here, in the latest edition of Mini-Heap.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope there’s some beauty in your day. (more…)
I appreciate the responses, here and elsewhere, to my idea of using stakeholder refereeing as an alternative to the pseudonymous authorship policy planned by the Journal of Controversial Ideas. (more…)
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A philosophy professor writes in with questions about when to let one’s current institution know one may be pursuing employment elsewhere, being recruited by other schools, and fielding offers. (more…)