The Future of the Philosophy Profession

August 31, 2014
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Originally posted on Daily Nous:
Many graduate philosophy programs rely upon what could be characterized as a game of bait and switch. These programs exist not because there is a job market for their graduates. They exist for a variety of reasons, including the intrinsic value of philosophy and institutional mandates to produce Ph.D.’s. But…

A Free Will Resource via Al Mele

August 25, 2014
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Al Mele, one of the most distinguished and recognizable philosophers writing on free will has launched a new blog where he plans to field questions and generate discussion a few times a week (see the blog here). He hopes to answer questions related to his last two books where he takes on scientific claims that […]

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Grad Traps! (Guest Post by Daniel Silvermint)

August 22, 2014
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Originally posted on Daily Nous:
Grad students of philosophy! And other relevant parties! Behold! Daniel Silvermint, assistant professor of philosophy and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Connecticut, has developed a list of unhelpful thoughts that might occur to you every once in a while. He calls them “grad traps,” and the idea is…

On Brian Leiter’s PGR and Graduate Schools in Non-English Speaking Countries.

August 22, 2014
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Brian Leiter has been ramping up to the next edition of the Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR) recently having posted the penultimate draft faculty lists of the departments to be evaluated (see here). There have been various criticism of the PGR throughout the years, sometimes resulting in changes in methodology, and I don’t wish to rehash […]

Bleg: Philosophy survey for mathematicians (From Logblog)

July 23, 2014
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There’s a new survey about the intuitions of mathematicians which will be very helpful for philosophers of mathematics (like me). Here is Richard Zach’s original post: A group of researchers in philosophy, psychology and mathematics are requesting the assistance of the mathematical community by participating in a survey about mathematicians’ philosophical intuitions. The survey is […]

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Philosophy of Mathematics?

June 23, 2014
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I work primarily in the philosophy and history of mathematics which has naturally led to discussion about the philosophy of mathematics with people outside my field, and outside of philosophy. In this post I will try to address, in a loose and (mostly) non-technical way, some of the questions that often arise in such discussions. […]

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University of Calgary Graduate Student Colloquium

June 17, 2014
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Today we’ll be having a graduate student colloquium in the Philosophy Department. If you’re around feel free to come by and join in the discussion. Here is the schedule: Special Summer Session of the Philosophy Graduate Colloquium Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary June 17, 2014   Session 1: Chair Aaron Thomas-Bolduc 10—10:45 Justin Caouette […]

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