A Mini-Heap for Monday… (more…)
Åsa Wikforss, professor of philosophy at the Stockholm University, has been chosen as the newest member of the Swedish Academy, an “independent cultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustaf III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish literature” that is responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature. (more…)
The University of Georgia (UGA) has determined that Irami Osei-Frimpong, a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at the school, did not violate the school’s code of conduct.
The latest Mini-Heap… (more…)
We’re going to try to solicit recommendations for a “crash course” on an aspect of contemporary ethics. (more…)
David Bourget (Western University) and David Chalmers (NYU), the creators of PhilPapers and related sites, are planning a sequel to their 2009 survey of the philosophical views of professional philosophers for this December. (more…)
A note from the editor.
A project that “seeks to foster greater awareness among humanities scholars and editors about ethical issues in publishing, with a focus on the discipline of philosophy” (previously) last week published a white paper with its initial findings and recommendations. (more…)
Ruth Anna Putnam, professor emerita of philosophy at Wellesley College, died this past Saturday. (more…)
Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Sociological Association (ASA), the Associação Nacional de Pós-Gradiação em Filosofia (Brazil), and several other academic organizations have published a letter protesting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s proposed defunding of philosophy and sociology in his country’s institutions of higher education. (..
Happy Friday Mini-Heap of Links…
The Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University has made three senior hires: Shaun Nichols (currently at the University of Arizona), Karolina Hübner (currently at the University of Toronto), and Carlotta Pavese (currently at Duke University). (more…)
David Wallace, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California (USC), will be moving to the University of Pittsburgh, where he will hold the Mellon Chair in both History & Philosophy of Science and Philosophy. (more…)
“What would it look like if we taught only the most useful skills from the toolkits of philosophy, cognitive psychology, and behavioral economics?” (more…)
The Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association (BPA) has issued a statement responding to Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who last week proposed that federal funding for the study and teaching of philosophy and sociology be ended. (more…)
The Journal of Applied Philosophy has announced the winner of its 2018 essay prize.