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…)
Over 350 people have added their names to a petition calling for John Finnis, emeritus professor of law and philosophy at the University of Oxford, to be removed from his position teaching compulsory seminars in the law curricula at the university. (more…)
Looking for some good music? There’s a new EP out from Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò, a philosopher who just earned his PhD at UCLA and is starting as an assistant professor at Georgetown University this fall. (more…)
John Tienson, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Memphis, has died. (more…)
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).
George Yancey, a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas who works on anti-Christian attitudes in the United States, has researched bias in academia, and recently shared some information he had collected regarding philosophers’ hiring preferences. (more…)
A book on philosopher Alain Locke has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Last month it was reported that several students had accused a professor of philosophy at Concordia University of sexual harassment. Faculty in the university’s Department of Philosophy have now issued a statement in response to the allegations. (more…)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews has made two senior hires: Francesco Berto, currently professor at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, and Imogen Dickie, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. (more…)
Gualtiero Piccinini, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, is the winner of the 2018 Barwise Prize.
In June, 2016, Adam Hayden, then a philosophy student in his lower 30s, and also a husband and a father of three young boys, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that attacks the brain or spinal cord. (more…)
“Philosophy always causes offense—perhaps it should cause offense,” says philosopher Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, in a recent interview, below. (more…)
Katharine Jenkins, currently an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, has accepted an appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
Anita Silvers, professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University (SFSU), has died. (more…)
Vere Chappell, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, died on January 28th, 2019. (more…)
Julio Covarrubias, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Washington, is the winner of the 2018 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought, awarded by the American Philosophical Association (APA). (more…)
“Philosophy as a Way of Life ” is a new project led by Meghan Sullivan, a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Launched with an $806,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project will collaborate with universities across the United States to “imagine new and higher impact ways” to introduce students to philosophical traditions focus..
What is the difference between those accused of being whiny, coddled, politically correct snowflakes and those who are considered brave champions of free speech? (more…)
“I was lucky. There were multiple joints in this path where things could well have gone sideways. Indeed, sideways was my more natural trajectory and temperament. But my luck, I hasten to say, was not just dumb luck. Instead, much of my luck was given to me by others.” (more…)
Is philosophy hot? Following the commercial success of The Good Place, a television sitcom on NBC with a moral philosophy professor as one of its main characters (which, by the way, recently featured a discussion of Jonathan Dancy’s moral particularism, not to mention a re-enactment of part of the trolley problem), the network will be releasing A.P. Bio.
Michael Martin, currently Professor of Philosophy at University College, London and Mills Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley, will be moving to Oxford University to become the next Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy. (more…)
Robert S. Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy and physics at Boston University, died yesterday, June 19th, 2017. Professor Cohen was known mainly for his work in the philosophy and history of science. (more…)