Åsa Wikforss, professor of philosophy at the Stockholm University, has been chosen as the newest member of the Swedish Academy, an “independent cultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustaf III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish literature” that is responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature. (more…)
The University of Georgia (UGA) has determined that Irami Osei-Frimpong, a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at the school, did not violate the school’s code of conduct.
Ruth Anna Putnam, professor emerita of philosophy at Wellesley College, died this past Saturday. (more…)
Last week, I reported on the proposal of the administration of the University of Tulsa (TU) to reorganize the school, reorient it towards vocational training, and eliminate departments and majors in philosophy and other disciplines. It turns out that the making of this disaster was itself pretty disastrous. (more…)
A book on philosopher Alain Locke has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Rosa Terlazzo, currently assistant professor of philosophy at Kansas State University, is moving to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rochester, where she will be an associate professor. (more…)
Jennifer Morton, currently associate professor of philosophy at the City University of New York (CUNY), at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center, will be moving to the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC). (more…)
“My core hypothesis was that student learning would actually be improved by eliminating instructor grading from the course.” (more…)
Duke University and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science have collaborated to create a new prize in philosophy of physics. Named the “Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics,” it “recognizes a U.S. or international graduate student or a recent Ph.D. for their previously unpublished work in philosophy of physics.”
3:AM Magazine, which was shut down by its editor Andrew Gallix this past Wednesday amid controversy over his decision to retract an interview of Holly Lawford-Smith by Richard Marshall, will return, and the hundreds of interviews Marshall has conducted with philosophers will again be available; however, the interview series, which will continue, will have a new onli..
Mary Warnock, a philosopher, crossbench peer of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and policy expert on education and biomedical ethics, died yesterday. (more…)
Gualtiero Piccinini, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, is the winner of the 2018 Barwise Prize.
Tom Dougherty, currently lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, is moving to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), where he will be a tenured associate professor of philosophy. (more…)
Anita Silvers, professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University (SFSU), has died. (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…)
Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is the new executive director of the Marc Sanders Foundation (MSF). (more…)
“It has been very smooth from a medical perspective, deeply moving and gratifying from an emotional perspective, a wellspring of reflection in my philosophical thinking, and a dramatic source of excitement in my teaching this semester.” (more…)
Vere Chappell, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, died on January 28th, 2019. (more…)
A University of Georgia (UGA) alumnus’s expression of bafflement at his alma mater’s failure to condemn remarks made by a philosophy graduate student at the school and his call for other alumni to withhold donations has apparently prompted the university to consider action against the graduate student. (more…)