“To admit to any intention to use chemical substances, whether found in nature or synthesized in laboratories, in the aim of changing one’s apprehension of reality, is to leave the guild of the philosophers behind, with all its constricting norms and shibboleths, and to join the company, over in the deep end of the pool of life, of sundry countercultural weirdos and..
The British Society for the Theory of Knowledge (BSTK) is a new organization “dedicated to furthering philosophical research in epistemology.” (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…)
A trio of philosophers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have won €1.2 million (approximately $1.3 million) grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to study how universities can best enable epistemic progress in the humanities. (more…)
Welcome to another installment of the “Crash Course” series, this time on the metaphysics and epistemology of race. (more…)
Finnur Dellsén, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland and part-time associate professor at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, is the 2019 winner of the Nils Klim Prize. (more…)
Professor Jon McGinnis and Assistant Professor Billy Dunaway, philosophers at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, have received substantial funding for a project that brings together Medieval Islamic philosophy and contemporary epistemology of religion. (more…)
What are the most significant challenges facing philosophy of science today? Nick Zautra, a PhD student in the history and philosophy of science at Indiana University Bloomington, interviewed 30 philosophers of science over the past two years, asking them this question, and presented a summary of their answers at the recent 2018 Philosophy of Science Association (PS..
An interdisciplinary group of researchers headed by philosophers at Stockholm University has won a SEK 50,400,000 (approximately $5.6 million) grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) for their project, “Knowledge Resistance: Causes, Consequences and Cures.” (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the creation of two new prizes: one in metaphysics, named for Nicholas Rescher (Pittsburgh), and one in epistemology, named for Ernest Sosa (Rutgers). (more…)
It’s the latest dance, the best in town: / Grab a word like “epistemic”, then add a noun / Like “angst” or “insouciance” or “indulgence” or “greed” / If you want a paper topic that’s all you need! (more…)
By now, you’ve probably heard of the “laurel/yanny” audio illusion making the rounds. If not, you can hear it on the page of this article about it at The New York Times that embeds a helpful tool to modify its frequencies in various ways to adjust which of the two words it sounds more like. (more…)
“My views about how to do metaphysics as a feminist are undergoing a radical transformation… chiefly because of the Hypatia affair.” (more…)
There will be an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on Reddit today with Jennifer Nagel (Toronto). The session begins at 1pm Eastern Time (US), and you can submit a question ahead of time, check out the other questions, and then follow the discussion this afternoon, here.
The AMA is presented jointly between the moderators of the philosophy subReddit and the folks a..