“One thing that is a real problem with philosophers is making sure they are not hunched over.” (more…)
Two philosophy professors recently announced their resignations from their respective universities. Both say that their administrations failed to adequately defend their freedoms and protect them from harassment and threats. But there are some differences between the stories that affect what might be learned from them. (more…)
It’s a near certainty that humanity will come to an end, but what form this end might take, and when it might happen, are of course unknown. What should we think about the end of humanity and its various variables? What do we think? (more…)
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently announced the winners of its 2021-2022 fellowships, and three philosophers are among them.
A murder of crows. A cackle of hyenas. A knot of toads. A confusion of philosophers? Or is it a fog of philosophers? Or…? There was some discussion of what we should call a collection of philosophers here several years ago. (more…)
The government of Canada recently named 93 new Canada Research Chairs, and three of them are philosophers.
In a new article, Michael Kremer (University of Chicago) describes the results of some philosophical detective work he did uncovering the “philosophical friendship” of Margaret McDonald and Gilbert Ryle. (more…)
“There is a clear signal in these results that very many professional philosophers of science want to be working in a more online environment as a consequence of the climate crisis.” (more…)
Four philosophers have been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). (more…)
Saul Kripke, Kit Fine, Timothy Williamson, John McDowell, Jonathan Schaffer, Graham Priest, Robert Brandom, and other philosophers are the unwitting stars of films created by an unknown YouTuber who is editing footage of them speaking in order to produce bizarre montages, shorts with augmented visuals and music, and other strange and funny videos. (more…)
I didn’t have time to put together a gift guide this year. Sorry.
Joseph Biden has defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. Trump’s 2016 victory was shocking to many, and his administration has been a remarkably continuous assault on normal expectations for presidential leadership, competence, responsibility, and humanity. (more…)
Joseph Biden has defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. (more…)
Halloween is coming around again, that time of year where we have fun making things extra scary. But hasn’t this past year been frightening enough? (more…)
Three philosophers have been named winners of the 2020 Philip Leverhulme Prizes. (more…)
In 2009, the PhilPapers team—David Bourget of the University of Western Ontario and David Chalmers of New York University—conducted a survey of the views of professional philosophers in the English-speaking world. How have those views changed in the past 11 years? (more…)
Over the past few months, Sahana Rajan (University of Delhi) and Alan Nelson Isaac have been conducting interviews with philosophers, with a focus on “exploring the philosophical dimensions of pandemic situation.” The result is In Limbo Conversations. (more…)
How does Wikipedia “see” philosophy? (more…)