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…)
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).
Three philosophers discuss some of the moral and political questions involved in providing access to medicine and medical care in this edition of Philosophers On. (more…)
In 2009, the PhilPapers team—David Bourget of the University of Western Ontario and David Chalmers of New York University—conducted a survey of the views of professional philosophers in the English-speaking world. How have those views changed in the past 11 years? (more…)
“ME: Have you considered teaching Chinese philosophy in your department?
COLLEAGUE: Philosophy is by definition the tradition that goes back to Greece…” (more…)
The Geography of Philosophy project, launched in 2017 with a $2.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, has recieved an additional $546,777 from the foundation to “enable Project teams around the world to transition to online data collection and continue the Project’s cutting edge, in depth studies, despite the disruptions caused by the global Covid-19 p..
Earlier this month we looked at the University of South Carolina’s plan to offer in-person courses this coming fall term. The university has now updated its plans by announcing a change to the fall term schedule. (more…)
McGill University announced today that most teaching there in Fall 2020 will be done remotely, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)
A reader has asked I create a post that can serve as a place for people to share information about how the coronavirus is affecting events in philosophy departments, including visits from prospective graduate students, small workshops, and guest lectures. (more…)
This is just to let readers know I expect posting to be lighter over the next week.
“There’s been a lot of talk lately about self-censorship on campus. According to one popular theory, conservative students censor themselves because they believe that if they state their true views, they will get a lower grade. This theory is true.” (more…)
Here’s the latest Mini-Heap! (more…)
Happy Halloween! If well-known philosophers were to dress up for Halloween in what they’d think are scary costumes, what would their costumes be? (more…)
In May of 2013, Konstancja “Koshka” Duff, then a PhD student at the University of Sussex and now a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, was arrested for handing a 15-year old a card with legal advice and contact information for legal aid services on it. (more…)
Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources.
The other day Balkan Insight reported that a Bulgarian government committee alleged that Bulgarian-born philosopher, literary critic, and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva, currently emeritus professor at University of Paris 7 – Diderot, was an agent for the Communist-era Bulgarian Committee for State Security. Today, the same publication reports that Kristeva denies thi..
Trump’s egotism pushes him to a position on the alleged problem of political correctness run amok on college campuses that is close to mine: “it’s highly overblown.”
A group of scholars have undertaken a plan to design and erect a memorial monument for philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, to replace the existing gravesite markers, which have fallen into disrepair. (more…)
Here’s the weekly report of what’s new at some useful online philosophy resources. (more…)
Philip Pettit, distinguished university professor of philosophy at Australian National University and L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, has been named a Companion of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II. (more…)