The most recent additions to the Heap of Links… (more…)
Rani Lill Anjum, research fellow in philosophy at Norwegian University of Life Sciences, is trying something new with her introductory philosophy course this term: she has replaced all of the readings with podcasts.
An insightful and entertaining video that explains why some of J.K. Rowling’s writings and statements are transphobic, and does so in a way that expresses some sympathy for Rowling, may be very useful to those seeking to understand accusations of transphobia in philosophy (and bigotry more generally).
The organizers of conferences, the planners of colloquia, the inviters of speakers… these are some of the people who’d like to know when you think you’ll have permission and funding from your university or college to once again travel for work—and the willingess to do it.
The Raven is a new philosophy magazine supported by the department of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) that aims to “revive a more essayistic style of philosophy” and publish contributions to the philosophical literature “that deserve to be called literature.”
A Boston-area non-profit organization has created a free*, online, critical thinking course for students and teachers—a “boot camp for arguments”—based on a pedagogical technique that has some empirical research behind it. (more…)
Recent additions to the Heap of Links… (more…)
The faculty at the University of Kansas (KU) have organized a petition to pressure the provost and chancellor at the university to disavow the State Regents decision to permist Kansas universities to abandon tenure protections for faculty. (more…)
Here’s the report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
James “Jim” Edwards, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Glasgow, died earlier this month. (more…)
The Kansas Board of Regents yesterday approved a measure that, according to a faculty member representing the Council of Faculty Senate Presidents in Kanasas, “basically suspends tenure for a year” at public institutions of higher education in Kansas, “and sets a dangerous precedent for doing so again in the future.” (more…)
When the pandemic pushed professional activities online, “we organized the ‘talks’ of conferences, but neglected the conversation,” writes Georgi Gardiner, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Tennessee. (more…)
I’ve been receiving some queries about the site, so I thought a brief post was in order.
“A pandemic reverses the asymmetry of risk.” (more…)
New additions to the Heap of Links… (more…)
Looking for free, concise, and current ethics case studies? (more…)
Here are three trends in higher education: (more…)
New links of interest to those interested in philosophy… (more…)
Recently, an undergraduate applying to Ph.D. programs in philosophy wrote with an anxious query about a possible increase in the number of people doing so this year, in comparison to previous years. (more…)
Following up on yesterday’s piece regarding online conferences, Heather Douglas, professor of philosophy at Michigan State University, in this guest post,* asks us to consider: “When is it worth it (in terms of financial and environmental cost) to gather together in person?” (more…)
In the following guest post,* a group of scholars make the case that the online conferences, the recent prevalence of which has been spurred by pandemic precautions, should be “the new default.” (more…)