Reminder: there’s an open-access spreadsheet all about philosophy graduate program admissions, including relevant links and information about application deadlines, fees, requirements, funding packages, and which departments (if any) have suspended admissions for the next academic year. (more…)
The White’s Chair of Moral Philosophy at University of Oxford was established in 1621 with a donation from clergyman Thomas White. 400 years later, a new donation has resulted in the position, believed to be the oldest university professorship in philosophy, having a new name. (more…)
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“I hatched a dream of a zeal-driven education that might be offered with no strings attached to anyone who was interested. But the logistics of it flummoxed me…”
The weekly report on new and revised entries at online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books… (more…)
How many philosophy PhDs go on to pursue non-academic employment?
This guest post* provides some information about recent changes at two interdisciplinary journals, including one from which a previous editor resigned last year following a controversy surrounding a piece published in it. The authors are Lisa Bortolotti, professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham, and Katrina Sifferd, professor of philosophy at Elmhurst..
“We think philosophy is due an ethos change; one where the myth of the ‘lone genius’ is dispelled and where co-authoring is both encouraged and acknowledged.”
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Asian Journal of Philosophy is a new online academic philosophy journal that aims to publish “high-quality articles in any area of analytic philosophy, but with an emphasis on epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, meta-ethics, value theory, action theory, and the philosophies of mind, language, logic, technology, and mathematics.” (more…)
Stylistic norms for writing affect philosophers’ professional prospects in unfair ways, and what one thinks should be done about this may be tied to one’s conception of what philosophy is supposed to do. (more…)
“The project of ranking one place against another completely distorts the sorts of aspirations we should have for the field.” (more…)
“There are both intellectual and practical questions here. On the intellectual side, a major question is how the medium of email affects the communication and discussion of philosophical ideas… On the practical side… how do we approach the job of preserving a philosopher’s emails after her death, assuming there is sufficient scholarly interest in her corresponde..
When a field of study becomes large enough, its size “may impede the rise of new ideas,” according to Johan S.G. Chu and James A. Evans, in a new paper, “Slowed canonical progress in large fields of science,” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (more…)
An “anonymous, unaffiliated group of queer, trans, and non-binary students” at the University of Sussex is calling for the school to fire philosophy professor Kathleen Stock for her views and activism regarding trans women. (more…)
Emily is a seventh grade student who chimed in on an earlier post where she mentioned, “I am trying to get more people to join my philosophy club, but no one wants to. They don’t want the answers. I do though.”
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An effort is underway to curate the vast number of philosophy videos that can be found on YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and elsewhere on the web. (more…)
Many philosophy departments and programs have been targeted for cuts or elimination over the past several years, and many currently are undergoing reviews by administrators looking to make budget cuts or other changes that may end up negatively affecting philosophy departments. (more…)
Academic Placement Data and Analysis (APDA) is a resource for prospective philosophy graduate students and others to learn about how well particular graduate programs do with getting their graduates jobs, and what it is like to be a student in those programs. (more…)
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Reidar Maliks, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo, has won a grant of 12,000,000 Norwegian kroner (approximately $1.38 million) to support his project, The Kantian Foundations of Democracy. (more…)
“Through practical inertia, we end up duplicating what we’ve been handed down by our chauvinistic and often racist intellectual forebears, even if we have no intention to be racist.” (more…)
The Department of Philosophy at Rhodes College is scheduled to host an online event tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon on pandemic ethics, featuring a conversation with Peter Singer (Princeton) and the philosophers at Rhodes. Faculty in other departments at the College have called for Singer’s invitation to be rescinded, owing to their understanding of his views about d..
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There’s a new network of researchers working on questions on agency and action, free will, moral responsibility, moral psychology, and related topics—the Agency and Responsibility Research Group (ARRG)—and it’s launching an open access lecture series. (more…)
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