Top Philosophy Profession News & Issues, 2018

What philosophy and academic news and issues preoccupied philosophers in 2018?

I went through 2018’s posts at Daily Nous, judged which ones were widely read, frequently commented upon, or otherwise significant, and then put them into the following groups, which are not listed in any particular order.

Transgender Identity

Political Correctness and Bias in Philosophy and Academia

Methods, Progress, Boundaries, and other Metaphilosophical Topics

Getting Along


Philosophy Journals and Publishing

The Public Face of Philosophy

Philosophy-Related Visualizations, Games, and Software

Philosophy-Related Philanthropy & Big Prizes


I wish you all a Happy New Year!

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Alastair Norcross
5 years ago

I counted 97 posts here Justin (I may be wrong, but I can’t be bothered to go back and check). That’s nearly 2 posts per week that fit your criteria for significance. How many posts didn’t make it to the list? And how do you have time to do anything else? (You didn’t have time to make it out to RoME this year 🙁 )

Reply to  Justin Weinberg
5 years ago

Get off those tracks! Those are real train tracks, not Gedankenexperiment trolley tracks! And thanks for the Daily Nous for all the days of 2018.

Reply to  Justin Weinberg
5 years ago

Wait is this the thread on why trolley experiments are too abstract….