Many institutions control your choices in various ways, and bend your time to their aims, by suggesting that you must serve limitlessly or else you have not adequately demonstrated your devotion to the mission. It is satisfying and empowering to ignore that narrative… (more…)
Following close on the heels of the last edition, here’s another Mini-Heap post—10 recent items from the Daily Nous Heap of Links, our regularly updated list of material from around the web that philosophers may want to check out. (more…)
In June, 2016, Adam Hayden, then a philosophy student in his lower 30s, and also a husband and a father of three young boys, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that attacks the brain or spinal cord. (more…)
Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the Daily Nous Heap of Links, our regularly updated list of material from around the web that philosophers may want to check out.
Too many of us have been denied economic security and equal opportunity. I have spent my life trying to address these societal problems. Now I want to take the fight to Congress.
The 2017-18 edition of the Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR), a ranking of the reputation of Ph.D. programs in philosophy, has been published. (more…)
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to a a team undertaking the development of a code of publishing ethics for philosophy. (more…)
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…)
The Public Philosophy Journal (PPJ) has published its inaugural issue. The editors describe the journal as “an open forum for the curation and creation of accessible scholarship that deepens our understanding of, deliberation about, and action concerning issues of public relevance,” and have instituted a novel form of peer review they think fits better with the jour..
The motion filed by Laura Kipnis and her publisher, Harper Collins, to have philosophy graduate student “Jane Doe”‘s lawsuit against them dismissed has been denied. (more…)
‘Impostor syndrome’ describes a problem I don’t especially wish to solve. Its remedy is to recognise that one does in fact belong. Yet I can’t convince myself I want to fully belong—indeed, I would experience belonging as a loss. The reasons for this are several, though all converge on a conviction that being ill-adapted has a value I would not forfeit. (more…)..
The Whiting Foundation, a grant-making organization promoting the humanities in American culture, has awarded one of its Public Engagement Fellowships to Cristina Cammarano, assistant professor of philosophy at Salisbury University. (more…)
Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources. (more…)
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has announced plans to eliminate the philosophy major at its school, along with majors in American Studies, Art, English, French, Geography, Geoscience, German, History, Music Literature, Political Science, Sociology, and Spanish. (more…)
Edward Hinchman and Andrea Westlund, both of whom are currently associate professors of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will be joining the Department of Philosophy at Florida State University (FSU) as associate professors. (more…)
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…)
This past year, nearly 60 high schools in Ireland began offering philosophy courses or introducing philosophy modules into existing courses, and the nation’s president, Michael Higgins, launched the Young Philosopher Awards for primary and secondary school students. (more…)
Late last year, the Journal of the History of Philosophy (JHP) had announced that it would not be accepting new submissions on early modern philosophy and would be treating “revise and resubmit” verdicts on manuscripts as rejections. JHP editor Jack Zupko (Alberta) has now announced that these measures are no longer in effect. (more…)
The 2018 “QS World University Rankings” have been published, including rankings of philosophy programs.
Are you helping to organize a summer philosophy program for undergraduates? What are the details? (more…)
More interesting stuff: the latest installment of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the Daily Nous Heap of Links, our regularly updated list of material from around the web that philosophers may want to check out. (more…)
As usual, here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources. (more…)
“But one great thing about our profession is how flat and un-hierarchical it is. I still think it’s the best job any one can have.”