The administration of Baker University in Kansas has decided that in order to address the financial difficulties it is facing owing to the pandemic, its students should no longer be able to major in philosophy. (more…)
Holly Lawford-Smith, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Melbourne, has created a website that solicits and publishes anonymous complaints about the presence of trans women in typically women-only spaces. (more…)
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Fabrizio Mondadori, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, died earlier this month. (more…)
“There has to be a balance between the formal and the conversational.” (more…)
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“One of the many things we don’t usually teach people how to do in our profession is construct a CV.” (more…)
Richard Boyd, emeritus professor of philosophy at Cornell University, has died.
Last week, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) landed its rover, Perserverance, on Mars. It is the latest in a series of human efforts now spanning six decades to physically explore and travel to parts of the the universe beyond our terrestrial home. Scientific and engineering matters tend to dominate public discussion of these efforts, yet..
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh has made two recent hires. (more…)
The weekly report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books… (more…)
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New links of possible interest to those interested in philosophy… (more…)
Cornel West is threatening to leave his position at Harvard University following a decision by university officials to not honor his request that he be considered for tenure, according to The Boston Globe. (more…)
Andreas Teuber, associate professor of philosophy at Brandeis University, has died. (more…)
“Time and again, papers identify a lack of clarity, an ambiguity or a contradiction in the work of others. They then go on to try to clear up the alleged mess. But if something really is puzzling in the work of a colleague, why not just ask them about it first?” (more…)
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Please use the comments section on this post to share information about 2021 summer programs in philosophy for graduate students. (more…)
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Philosopher Ingrid Robeyns, who holds the Chair in Ethics of Institutions at the Ethics Institute of Utrecht Universit, has won the AcademieKus (“Academy Kiss”) Prize from the Dutch General Education Union AOb (Algemene Onderwijsbond). (more…)
“Why did my professors always encourage me to live the philosophical life, yet suddenly change their tone when asked about graduate school? I thought about all my interests outside of philosophy. I wondered whether philosophy was worth pursuing at all. I wondered how anyone can know what is worth pursuing.” (more…)
The weekly report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books…