Ian Phillips and Hanna Pickard, both professors of philosophy at the University of Birmingham, will be moving to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where they will each hold the title of Distinguished Professor. (more…)
Four philosophers are among the newly named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows. (more…)
Two philosophers are among the 222 newly named recipients of large grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
Philosophers may be forgiven for doing a double take at this headline at The Atlantic: “The New Science of How to Argue—Constructively“. New??? Hello there? Perhaps you’ve heard of… philosophy?
A new study is underway to learn about the relationship between personality and reasoning among philosophers. (more…)
Local intellectual traditions, the guidance of key people, a strong institutional infrastructure, a straightforward style of writing, and the fruitfulness of a of philosophical outlook, all under the protection of geographical distance and the technological limitations of the time, are part of the complicated story of how Australian philosophers came to have an “out..
Using data from the PhilPapers Surveys, Quentin Ruyant, a post-doc at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, has created a map showing the correlation of positions held by philosophers on different philosophical topics. (more…)
Five years ago Daily Nous came into existence, joining the amorphous and still growing collection of websites known as the philosophy blogosphere.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society, an academic organization that recognizes academic achievement and promotes education, runs a program by which undergraduates at different institutions across the United States can “spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars.” (more…)
Happy Valentine’s Day, philosofriends! (more…)
What philosophy and academic news and issues preoccupied philosophers in 2018? (more…)
Seth Lazar, associate professor of philosophy at Australian National University (ANU), is leading an interdisciplinary project on machine intelligence that just received a funding commitment from its university of AUD$1.65 million (US$1.17 million) per year for up to five years. (more…)
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…)
Happy World Philosophy Day! World Philosophy Day is the creation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It’s aims include recognizing the value of philosophy, encouraging philosophical work, and raising awareness of philosophy among the public. (more…)
J. Adam Carter and Neil McDonnell, both faculty in philosophy at the University of Glasgow, have received funding from the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to partner with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to create a new doctoral studentship. (more…)
Which philosophers have names that reflect what they study and write about? (more…)
What are the most significant challenges facing philosophy of science today? Nick Zautra, a PhD student in the history and philosophy of science at Indiana University Bloomington, interviewed 30 philosophers of science over the past two years, asking them this question, and presented a summary of their answers at the recent 2018 Philosophy of Science Association (PS..
Janet Stemwedel, professor of philosophy at San Jose State University, created a poster for the recent meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) laying out reasons philosophers of science might want to use Twitter, along with some basics for getting started. (more…)
Two years ago Daily Nous polled readers to determine which philosophers should be added to the collection of portrait shirts designed by Jeremy Kalgreen at Hirsute History. We’re doing it again and once again are asking for your input. (more…)
Happy Halloween! If well-known philosophers were to dress up for Halloween in what they’d think are scary costumes, what would their costumes be? (more…)