New £20,000 Transdisciplinary Philosophy Book Prize
The Royal Institute of Philosophy (RIP) has announced the creation of a new book prize to recognize “the most original philosophical research that transcends academic disciplines”. The prize comes with a monetary award of £20,000 (≈ $24,600). (more…)
Three Authors Win Symposium Book Awards This Year
Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy has announced the winners of its 2022 Book Award. (more…)
Gifts Made By Philosophers
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…)
Which Philosopher Co-Authors Most?
In the wake of last week’s post about trends in co-authoring in philosophy, a discussion has been taking place on Twitter about which philosophers co-author the most. (more…)
Will the Next Philosophy Book You Acquire Be an E-Book? (with poll)
In a recent article at The Atlantic, Ian Bogost (author, game designer, and professor of computer science & engineering at Washington University in St. Louis) explains why he doesn’t like electronic books, or e-books (or ebooks). (more…)
Judging Philosophy Books By Their Covers
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Do, however, judge the cover.
Philosophy Journals’ Book Review Policies and Practices
A recent discussion on social media of a book in metaethics, self-published five years ago and authored by someone who had left academia, prompted questions about whether a review of the book would ever appear in an academic philosophy journal. (more…)
OUP’s Prestige Monopoly (guest post)
Oxford University Press (OUP) has an excellent reputation in philosophy and publishes a lot of philosophy books. That seems like a good thing, but are there reasons to be concerned by the publisher’s disciplinary dominance? (more…)
New: Virtual Publisher Showcases at the APA (guest post)
One of the pleasures of the divisional meetings of the American Philosophical Association (APA) is browsing the book displays. With the pandemic forcing the Eastern Division meeting online, it seemed like that wouldn’t be possible. Yet constraints can inspire innovation, and that is what has happened here. (more…)
2020 Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize
The 2020 Journal of the History of Philosophy (JHP) Book Prize, for books published in 2019, has been awarded to Sanford Shieh, professor of philosophy at Wesleyan University. (more…)
British Society for the Philosophy of Science Launches Open Access Book Publishing
The British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS) has launched a new program to publish open access philosophy of science monographs. (more…)
Independent Bookstores and Local Shops
Worried about your local independent bookstore surviving the shelter-in-place orders, curfews, and social distancing of the COVID-19 pandemic? (more…)
Eva Feder Kittay’s Recent Book Wins 2020 Prose Award for Philosophy
The Association of American Publishers has announced the Subject Category winners of its Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards. (more…)
Two Philosophers Make British Academy Book Award Shortlist
The British Academy, the UK’s national organization for the humanities and social sciences has released the shortlist of candidates for its 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding. (more…)
Winners of the 2019 Canadian Philosophical Association’s Book and Essay Prizes
The Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) last week announced the winners of its 2019 book and essay prizes.
Publishing Your Philosophy Book with Open Access
Some academic publishers offer authors of monographs an “open access” option. For a fee, the publisher will make a version of the text available online, free to anyone. (more…)
PROSE Award Winners in the Philosophy Category (Updated)
The American Association of Publishers (AAP) bestows awards on publishers for books that “demonstrate exceptional scholarship and have made make a significant contribution to a field of study.” Known as the PROSE Awards, they are given for books in various disciplinary categories, including philosophy. (more…)
Should PhD Students Embargo Their Dissertations?
Most universities offer PhD students the option to embargo their dissertations, usually for up to two years. During the embargo, access to the official dissertation is restricted. Its content is not placed online, and if someone wanted to read it, they would likely have to go to the library of the university at which the degree was earned and view the hard copy whil..
Philosophy Books for Non-Philosophers: Your Recommendations
The father of a student who is about to embark on his PhD in philosophy needs some assistance. But he’s probably not the only one. (more…)
Mill’s Myriad Marginalia: Mundane, Mysterious, Mocking
A website has been launched to display the handwritten annotations, marginal comments, and doodles made by John Stuart Mill in the approximately 1,700 books in his library.
Personality Traits and Book Genre Preferences
What do people’s tastes in books tell us about their personalities? More specifically, what can we learn about people’s personalities from their preference for philosophy books? A team of researchers from Disney Research and the Singapore Ministry of Defense (what a combination!) used self-reported personality data from Facebook and user-supplied book-genre tags fro..
A Graphic Review of a Graphic Philosophy Book (guest post by Adam Ferner)
The following is a guest post* by Adam Ferner (Royal Institute of Philosophy). (more…)
2017 PROSE Awards and Philosophy
The 2017 Winners of the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) have been announced, and among them, in the “Best New Journal in Humanities and Social sciences” category, is Cambridge University Press for the Journal of the American Philosophical Association (see here for more information). (more…)
Philosophy Books You Want Most Philosophers To Read, 2015-2016
So many philosophy books, so little time. What books should be on your list? One way to answer that question is to narrow the options down to books in your subfield. That’s a perfectly reasonable approach. But are there books in your subfield that you think philosophers who don’t specialize in your area should read? Or have you read a philosophy book outside your ar..
Best Non-Philosophy Books for Philosophers 2015-2016
The website Five Books asks Nigel Warburton, whom many readers will know as part of the Philosophy Bites crew, to pick and discuss his favorite philosophy books of 2016. Warburton does a lot to popularize philosophy, and his choices reflect that. They are: (more…)
Pick One Book for One Person to Read
Making its way around the internet is the question, “If you could get everybody to read one book, which would it be?” That’s an interesting question, but there are a lot of unspecified variables that will drive philosophers nuts. For example:
Most Cited Philosophy Books in the Social Sciences
Elliott Green, a professor in the International Development Department at the London School of Economics, looked at which works from anthropology, economics, education, geography, linguistics, management, philosophy, political science, and psychology are cited most by social scientists. At the top of the list of the 50 most cited books, he reports, is Thomas Kuhn’s ..
Favorite Philosophy of the Year 2015
A reader asks:
Was wondering if you could write a post asking for people’s favorite philosophy articles/books of the year.
People, what were your favorite philosophy articles or books published in or around 2015?
Now it’s your turn, people…