How Not to Kill Yourself: A Portrait of the Suicidal Mind by Clancy Martin, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Ashoka University, is a finalist for the Kirkus Prize for nonfiction. (more…)
The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) has awarded its 2020 Frederic W. Ness Book Award to Jennifer Morton, associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for her Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility (Princeton University Press). (more…)
Douglas Edwards, assistant professor of philosophy at Utica College, has won the 2019 Sanders Book Prize from the American Philosophical Association (APA) for his book, The Metaphysics of Truth. (more…)
In a move that may signal disruptive changes to academic philosophy publishing, PhilPapers, the free, massive, online philosophy database, has published its first book—an open-access edited collection. (more…)
Imagine the following: you write an academic paper in philosophy, a poet then writes a poem about your paper, and then you respond to the poet. (more…)
A book on philosopher Alain Locke has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
The 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction has been awarded to Jeffrey C. Stewart of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), for his book, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press).
A reader writes in with a question about book publishing: (more…)
Each year, the Journal of the History of Philosophy awards a prize for the best book published in the history of philosophy the previous year.
Fox Broadcasting Company is in the process of developing a new comedy television series based on the book, Assholes: A Theory, by philosopher Aaron James (UC Irvine). The show will be called Type-A, reports TV Line (via Splitsider). (more…)
Joseph Raz, professor of philosophy and law at Columbia University and Kings College, London, has written reflections on his well-known and nearly 30 year-old The Morality of Freedom for a collection of critical essays by others on it, forthcoming in the Jersualem Review of Legal Studies. Rather than engage point-by-point with the criticisms the other contributors ..
The winner of the 2015 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize is Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco) for his Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility (Oxford University Press).
In what is being referred to as “an unprecedented example of library-author-publisher collaboration,” a new philosophy book and accompanying digital archive of its material were recently launched. The book is The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources, by Margaret Battin (Utah). Professor Battin worked with her publisher, Oxford University Press, and the University o..