“I view the philosophical essay as an art form whose medium is ideas.” (more…)
Can you do philosophy with comics? “Yeah, sure, easy.” But why do it? (more…)
The holiday season is upon us. As you go about your holiday shopping, might I suggest you to consider some gifts made by philosophers? (more…)
A research team has amassed a collection of Aristotelian diagrams created between the years of 830 and 2021 and have placed them online.
A philosophy professor has launched a project to create 3D-printed models of philosophical thought experiments, along with other open-access materials “designed to teach learners of all ages about the problems of philosophy.” (more…)
Artissima, a major Italian international contemporary art fair, has chosen a philosophical theme for its 2022 edition: “transformative experience.” (more…)
“Which living philosophers review fiction, movies, television shows, plays, music, art, etc. for non-academic publications?” (more…)
“I suspect I’m not alone among philosophers in finding colloquia almost universally frustrating: the speakers are more interesting than the conventional talk allows them to be…” (more…)
Erin Kelly, professor of philosophy at Tufts University, together with the late Winfred Rembert, have won the the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for biography/autobiography for their book, Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South. (more…)
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Do, however, judge the cover.
Maximilian Noichl (University of Vienna), whose visualizations and data analysis has been featured before on Daily Nous (see here), has taken up a new project: using computers to find haiku in the text of the Stanford Encylopedia of Philosophy (SEP) and make art to accompany them. (more…)
“I realized I couldn’t be what the officials were expecting of me. You got to put that in your head so they can’t break you. They want to break you. If you’re not broken, they say you’re crazy.” (more…)
A few months ago I learned about the brilliant conceptual artwork of Dana Wyse. Since the mid 1990s she has been producing a series of fake pharmaceuticals packaged to look as if they were supposed to be sold at a convenience store in the 1970s or ordered from the back of a magazine or comic book. And she actually sells them—mainly at museum shops and now online. ..
“There appears to be no room within ethics for humanistic thinking or artistic expression as such, and this represents a massive and practically catastrophic contraction of ethics.” (more…)
Nine philosophers explore the various issues and questions raised by the newly released language model, GPT-3, in this edition of Philosophers On, guest edited by Annette Zimmermann. (more…)
William Paterson University will be getting $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to develop an exhibition on fashion, art, and philosophy as a result of a successful grant application by assistant professor of philosophy Laura T. DiSumma-Knoop and Kristen Evangelista, director of the William Paterson University Galleries. (more…)
Some people are concerned about Immanuel Kant’s image. (more…)
Sometimes a little beauty is in order. (more…)
Maximilian Noichl has designed a beautiful visualization of philosophy from the 1950s to today.
The following is a guest post* from Yann Benétreau-Dupin, a lecturer in philosophy at San Francisco State University, about an interesting and innovative response to the California State University system’s change to its general education requirements: a course on math and the arts, taught in the philosophy department. (more…)
Every four years, the city of Hamburg, Germany awards a prize, named for Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, to honor achievements in German culture. This year’s winner of the Lessing Prize is Juliane Rebentisch, professor of philosophy and art history at Offenbach University of Art and Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main).