Seventeen philosophers co-authored and submitted to the New York Court of Appeals an amicus curiae brief in support of legal personhood for a pair of chimpanzees. (more…)
What’s the current state of the philosophical study of consciousness? In The New York Review of Books, Tim Parks (Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan) and Riccardo Manzotti (Associate Professor in Theoretical Philosophy, IULM University, Milan) continue their series of public philosophy and science of mind conversations in “..
An article in the current issue of Foreign Policy,“German Philosophy Has Finally Gone Viral. Will That Be Its Undoing?” describes the surge in philosophy’s popularity in Germany and asks whether it comes at too high a cost. (more…)
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 philosophers are among this year’s recipients of “New Directions” Fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more…)
“The main thing is to be aware of how many of the students have only a very narrow background, and the pre-talk is a good opportunity for you to bring them up to speed on the existing literature,” .
“I don’t know any of the existing literature for this talk,” said the visitor, without a hint of embarrassment. (more…)
To what extent do philosophers’ quite understandable social needs and fears of failure compromise their capacity for originality? A lot, according to Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech), in his epistle to academic philosophers in the Los Angeles Review of Books, “Why We Fail and How.” (more…)
The mission of the Northern Institute of Philosophy, which was created in 2009 at the University of Aberdeen by Crispin Wright (NYU, Stirling) and which ceased operations there in January of 2015, will be continued by a new entity, the Thought Trust. (more…)
Matthew Noah Smith, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Leeds, and Adam Omar Hosein, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have both been hired by the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University. (more…)
Maximilian Noichl has designed a beautiful visualization of philosophy from the 1950s to today.
“I think of philosophy as partly a creative process and discipline, and I think it would be a tremendous shame if we lost sight of that part of things.” (more…)
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the winners of its latest round of grants. $39.3 million were awarded to 245 humanities projects, and some philosophers were among the winners. (more…)
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the winners of its 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowships. Among the 35 new fellows are two philosophers: David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, and Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard Univ..
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…)
“To change the perception of philosophy forever.” (more…)
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $18.6 million in grants for 199 humanities projects. A number of philosophers are among the recipients.
In honor of International Women’s Day, I’d like to open up a space for readers to identify articles by women philosophers published over the past 10 years that they think warrant more attention than they’ve gotten. (more…)
Jerry Fodor, one of the most influential philosophers of mind of the 20th Century, has died. (more…)
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the premier academic organization in Canada which, among other things, recognizes scholarly achievement, has named two philosophers among its class of 2017 Fellows. (more…)
A philosopher writes in with the hopes that the Daily Nous readership can help with a query: (more…)
As the discussion of funding in philosophy and its disclosure continues, it might be worth considering some related questions, prompted by this tweet from John Christmann, a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder: