Philosophy News Summary


Recent philosophy-related news.*

1. A new journal, Passion: the Journal of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, has just published its inaugural issue. The journal is a peer-reviewed (double blind), open-access, biannual publication. Its editors-in-chief are Alfred Archer (Tilburg University) and Heidi Maibom (University of the Basque Country, University of Cincinnati). The first issue is here.

2. The popular nationally-syndicated radio program Philosophy Talk, co-hosted by Ray Briggs and Josh Landy (Stanford University), has been awarded a media production grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create “Wise Women,” a 16-episode series about women philosophers through the ages. The series, which will feature different guest scholars in conversation with the show’s hosts, begins on July 23rd with an episode on Hypatia.

3. Butler University just wrapped up its first ever philosophy camp for high school students. You can learn more about it here.

4. PhilVideos (previously), a project from researchers at the University of Genoa that aims to sift through the abundance of philosophy videos online and present an expert-curated and searchable selection of them, is now online (in beta). You can try it out here and read more about its features (including a more specific search interface) here. If you’re interested in becoming a reviewer for the site, you can find out about doing so here.


Over the summer, many news items will be consolidated in posts like this.

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Patrick S. O'Donnell
8 months ago

Re: Passion: the Journal of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions

I am delighted to learn this journal is open-access. Anyone else interested in this subject matter may find my compilation on emotions helpful in their research (despite its constraints), as it is in keeping with the stated aims and purposes of the journal, although I would have liked to have seen mention of the relevance of the philosophy, science and therapeutic approach to the emotions in psychoanalysis which I think is as important, indeed, perhaps more so, than the “(cognitive) science of emotion.” Here is the aforementioned bibliography: The Emotions: a transdisciplinary bibliography.