John Tienson, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Memphis, has died. (more…)
Lawrence Becker, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of William & Mary and fellow of Hollins University, has died. (more…)
The 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction has been awarded to Jeffrey C. Stewart of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), for his book, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press).
Nicholas Meriwether, a professor of philosophy at Shawnee State University, a public university in Ohio, is suing the school for allegedly violating his freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and rights to due process when it disciplined him for alleged mistreatment of a transgender student in one of his courses. (more…)
“Philosophy as a Way of Life ” is a new project led by Meghan Sullivan, a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Launched with an $806,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project will collaborate with universities across the United States to “imagine new and higher impact ways” to introduce students to philosophical traditions focus..
Mary Midgley, a well-known British moral philosopher, has died at age 99. (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…)
Aaron Meskin, currently professor of philosophical aesthetics at the University of Leeds, has accepted an offer to become professor of philosophy and head of the philosophy department at the University of Georgia. (more…)
An investigation at Baylor University has determined that Trent Dougherty, a philosophy professor there since 2009 who specializes in philosophy of religion, violated the school’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy. Dougherty resigned from the University earlier this week, though according to a philosophy faculty member, “tenured m..
Barbara Cassin, senior researcher emeritus in philosophy and philology at the French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, or CNRS), is the winner of the 2018 CNRS Gold Medal, “France’s highest scientific distinction.” (more…)
Stefan Baumrin, emeritus professor of philosophy at Lehman College and the Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY), and emeritus professor of medical ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has died. (more…)
What is the difference between those accused of being whiny, coddled, politically correct snowflakes and those who are considered brave champions of free speech? (more…)
Sylvain Bromberger, professor emeritus of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has died. (more…)
In May of 2013, Konstancja “Koshka” Duff, then a PhD student at the University of Sussex and now a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, was arrested for handing a 15-year old a card with legal advice and contact information for legal aid services on it. (more…)
” commonly held, and wrong, belief is that colleges and universities suppress speech as a matter of course. In fact, the higher education sector is where the open exchange of ideas is more protected and valued than most other sectors in society.” (more…)
Yitzhak Melamed, professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack on the streets of Bonn, and then was beaten by German police who mistook him for the assailant. To add insult to injury, the German police are now apparently lying about what happened. (more…)
Looking for some good music? There’s a new EP out from Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò, a philosopher who just earned his PhD at UCLA and is starting as an assistant professor at Georgetown University this fall. (more…)
Philosopher Baruch Brody, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of the Humanities at Rice University, died on May 30th. He was 75.