Ignoble Prize Highlights at Choice & Inference

September 24, 2014
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The winners of the  2014 Ignoble prize have been published! Here are some highlights over at Choice & Inference. The full list is here. Enjoy.

CFP: 2015 Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Meeting

September 11, 2014
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The CPA’s Call for Papers Canadian Philosophical Association CALL FOR PAPERS, SYMPOSIA, ROUND TABLES AND WORKSHOPS 2015 Annual Congress University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, May 31 to June 3, 2015 ALL SUBMITTERS: 1) Everyone submitting an individual paper or a proposal for a symposium, round table or workshop must be a current CPA member. On-line […]

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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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