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Summer 2022 Philosophy Programs Reminder
This is a reminder that you can find out about, and list information about, philosophy summer programs at the following posts: (more…)
Plagiarized Articles at the Internet Encylopedia of Philosophy? (updated)
Mark Thakkar (St. Andrews) says he has discovered plagiarism in around 40 articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (more…)
Desk Rejection Comments Revisited
A few years ago, Antti Kauppinen (Helsinki) suggested journals take up the practice of using a “desk rejection scorecard.” (more…)
Tiwald from San Francisco State to Hong Kong
Justin Tiwald, currently professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University, has accepted an offer from the Hong Kong University Department of Philosophy. (more…)
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To φ Or Not To φ
Why and How to Get a Job in a Business School: A Guide for Philosophers (guest post)
Philosophers, have you considered trying to get a job in a business school? In the following guest post*, Kenneth Silver, who earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Southern California and is now assistant professor in business ethics at the Trinity Business School at Trinity College Dublin, explains why you might want to, and how to do it. (more…)
UMass to Create Center for Philosophy and Children, High School Philosophy Summer Program
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is creating a Center for Philosophy and Children, and part of its development is the piloting of a summer philosophy program for high school students that will serve as a “bridge-to-college experience” for the participants. (more…)
Why a Crowd-Sourced Peer-Review System Would Be Good for Philosophy (guest post)
Would “an online, crowd-sourced peer-review system” work better than traditional peer-review as a “quality control device” in philosophy? In a paper forthcoming in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, three philosophers, Marcus Arvan (Tampa), Liam Kofi Bright (LSE), and Remco Heesen (Western Australia), argue for a positive answer to this question. (m..
Frank Cunningham (1940-2022)
Frank Cunningham, professor emeritus of philosophy and political science at the University of Toronto, has died. (more…)
Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update
The weekly report on new and revised entries at online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books… (more…)
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A Public Database of Referee Service (guest post)
A few years ago, Neil Sinhababu, associate professor of philosophy at the National University of Singapore, wrote about the “publication crisis” in academic philosophy in a post entitled “2,000 Spaces for 10,000 Papers: Why Everything Gets Rejected & Referees Are Exhausted.” In this guest post*, he follows up with a proposal for how to help make things better. (more..
Comesaña & Sartorio from Arizona to Rutgers
Juan Comesaña and Carolina Sartorio, both currently professors in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, will be moving to Rutgers University. (more…)
Which Topics Are Trending in the Work of Philosophy Graduate Students & Recent PhDs?
What areas, topics, and questions are going to be hot in philosophy? (more…)
Kershnar Cycle Reactivated (several updates)
Every few years, it seems, someone new will learn of the work of philosopher Stephen Kershnar (SUNY Fredonia), share their shock, amusement, or outrage about it on social media, and cause a brief spike in amazed, angry, or humorous commentary about it. Then people move on and tend to forget about it… until someone new learns of it and just has to share it. Call it..
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Philosophy Reading Group “Blueprints” & What’s Not Taught at University
Students and others may be interested in a philosophical topic, yet not have access to a course on it. One option is for them to form a reading group, but it’s not always easy to figure out what to read, in what order, what to pay attention to in the readings, what questions to discuss, and so on. Now there’s a new resource that provides “blueprints” for readings gr..
Former Postdoc Allegedly Threatens Philosophy Department (several updates)
A former postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) yesterday by email made “general threats… against the philosophy department and members of it,” according to a message circulated in the department. (more…)