The Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board has honored philosophers Philippa Foot and Iris Murdoch with plaques at their former homes. (more…)
Trinity College Dublin’s main library has been known as the Berkeley Library, after philosopher George Berkeley, since its opening in 1967, but its name will now change, owing to Berkeley’s ownership of slaves and his writing of a pamphlet suggesting slaves would be more obedient if baptised. (more…)
Three philosophers have been named 2023 Guggenheim Fellows. (more…)
Two philosophers were given honorary titles as part of the UK’s 2023 New Year Honours, which recognize people who have “made achievements in public life committed themselves to serving and helping the UK”. (more…)
Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford, as well as Professor of Philosophy and Legal Studies at the University of Bologna, has been awarded the Cavaliere di..
Vincent C. Müller, currently professor of philosophy and ethics of technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven, was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship to support his work on the philosophy of artificial intelligence. (more…)
Philosopher’s Annual, an attmpt to select the “best” articles published in philosophy each year—a task the editors admit is “as simple to state as it is admittedly impossible to fulfill”—has released its 40th volume, covering literature from 2020. (more…)
The government of Canada recently named 93 new Canada Research Chairs, and three of them are philosophers.
The Marc Sanders Foundation has announced that it has awarded its 2021 prize in Philosophy of Religion to Charity Anderson (Baylor University) and Jeffrey Sanford Russell (University of Southern California). (more…)
Kathleen Stock, professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex, was one of 1,123 people awarded honors at the end of December by Queen Elizabeth in the UK government’s annual “New Year Honours.” (more…)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAs) has announced its 2020 class of fellows. Most of the 489 new fellows are scientists, but three are philosophers. (more…)
The Philosopher’s Annual aims to identify “the ten best articles published in philosophy each year.” It’s an aim that’s “as simple to state as it is admittedly impossible to fulfill,” say its editors, but that has not stopped them from producing 39 volumes so far. The most recent one, for articles published in 2019, has just been compiled. (more…)
Several scholars who work on philosophy have made it onto Prospect‘s list of “The World’s Top 50 Thinkers” this year. (more…)
Philosopher’s Annual is “an attempt to pick the ten best articles of the year” in academic philosophy. Volume 38, covering articles from 2018, is about to be released. (more…)
The British Academy, an organization which, among other things, selects scholars in the humanities and social sciences as “fellows” to recognize their academic distinction, has included three philosophers as members of its 2019 class. (more…)
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the premier academic organization in Canada which, among other things, recognizes scholarly achievement, has named two philosophers among its class of 2017 Fellows. (more…)
The recent wave of student protests in the United States have focused on a range of issues related to the status and treatment of racial minorities and other vulnerable parties on campus. One issue that has come up on several occasions are the ways in which universities have decided to honor various historical figures—for example, by naming buildings after them, o..