A Norm for How Much Service Work You Should Take On
In a post about work-life balance at Crooked Timber, Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht) writes: “it would help if we would all agree that we should do our fair share of the slack & service work, and what that would entail”. (more…)
Times Higher Ed (THE) has released results from its 2022 Work-Life Balance survey. (more…)
“I can do both these jobs. But can I do them both at once?”
“Is Aristotle a person, or is he a subject that you study?” This is a question from my youngest son, a star, a tap-dancer, almost eight, standing beside me in our living room as I conduct a Zoom class for my undergraduates. (more…)
A “Tragic Question” of Academic Life (guest post by John Schwenkler)
The following is a guest post* by John Schwenkler, assistant professor of philosophy at Florida State University.
A “Tragic Question” of Academic Life
by John Schwenkler
In her splendid essay “The Costs of Tragedy”, Martha Nussbaum relates a story from her days as a young professor at Harvard:
When I began teaching as an assistant professor at Harvard, phi..