While the total number of undergraduate philosophy majors in Canada is down since 2010, a recent bump and some anecdotal evidence has University Affairs reporting that “philosophy is having a moment.” (more…)
Following years of extraordinary mismanagement by administrators, Laurentian University is attempting to address its current financial insolvency by eliminating a shocking number of academic programs and tenured positions. The Department of Philosophy and several of its faculty are among those slated for elimination. (more…)
A professor sends in a query about advising students on undergraduate philosophy journals. (more…)
Plato? Check. Descartes? Check. Hume? Check…. (more…)
As in years past, I’m creating a post for listing summer programs in philosophy for undergraduate students. (Similar posts will be forthcoming for graduate students and high school students.) (more…)
The administration at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is considering eliminating the school’s philosophy programs. (more…)
Do you know undergraduate philosophy students who might be interested in publishing their work? (more…)
The Guardian has released the 2021 edition of its “Best UK Universities” list, which includes discipline-specific rankings.
At some schools, there’s no philosophy major, just a philosophy minor. What should it be like? (more…)
Today the Board of Trustees of Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) met to decide on their proposal, announced last month, to eliminate various programs and departments at the school, including philosophy. Not all programs survived, but philosophy did. (more…)
Philosophy professors who will be teaching courses like “Contemporary Moral Problems” this fall may be interested in adding a unit on race, racism, protests, and related issues that have been at the forefront of the public’s attention recently. (more…)
Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences that gathers information about the humanities in the United States, has released a report that includes a variety of details about philosophy departments. (more…)
David Boonin, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and organizer of the Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy for undergraduates, was hoping to get Peter Singer (Princeton) to participate in one of the seminar’s sessions. But he knew that Singer, who is a very well-known philosopher and in-demand speaker, and who spends a lot of his time working to ..
The 2020 “QS World University Rankings” have been published, including rankings of philosophy programs. (more…)
Stephanie Brown, an undergraduate at Williams College majoring in philosophy and psychology, is completing a senior thesis on moral psychology, including “how familiarity with philosophy impacts moral decision making,” and she is seeking responses to a brief survey from people with Ph.D.s in philosophy. (more…)
As in the past, I’m opening up a post for the listing of summer programs in philosophy for undergraduate students. (more…)
“In the midst of this general sharp decline of the humanities, philosophy’s admittedly small and partial recovery stands out.” (more…)
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has received a $1.6 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation to expand its Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) program. (more…)
The University of Wollongong is creating a philosophy-based bachelor of arts degree program in “Western Civilization”, to be based in a new School of Liberal Arts, with the help of a AU$50 million (approximately $35.6 million) gift from the Ramsay Centre. (more…)
“What role should readings play at the lower undergraduate level in a philosophy class?” (more…)
How many of those who graduate with a degree in philosophy in the UK are employed six months after graduation? What kinds of jobs do they get?
Some philosophy professors, realizing that many of their students are unfamiliar with writing philosophy papers, provide them with “how-to” guides to the task. (more…)