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Grad Traps! (Guest Post by Daniel Silvermint)

August 22, 2014


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…

University of Calgary Graduate Student Colloquium

June 17, 2014


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 […]

Call for Papers: Defining Sport

May 21, 2014


Originally posted on The Sports Ethicist:
Call for Papers: Book Chapters Working Title: “Defining Sport: Contemporary Explorations” Publisher: Proposal will be submitted to Lexington Books Editor: Shawn E. Klein, PhD; The focus of the book is to bring new scholarly attention to the issues and questions involved in defining and explaining the nature of…

Tweet from @JustinCaouette

May 17, 2014


Originally posted on the neuron club:
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In Memoriam: Dennis Mckerlie (1948-2014)

May 12, 2014


Sad News! From the University of Calgary Department Head, Nicole Wyatt: DENNIS MCKERLIE (1948-2014) I’m very saddened to share the news that Professor Dennis McKerlie passed away late last week. Dennis received his DPhil from Oxford in 1977 and joined the University of Calgary in 1984. He was a distinguished scholar, best known for his […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson and the value of philosophy

May 12, 2014


Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Massimo Pigliucci It seems like my friend Neil deGrasse Tyson [1] has done it again: he has dismissed philosophy as a useless enterprise, and actually advised bright students to stay away from it. It is not the first time Neil has done this sort of thing, and he is…

Is Dennett rethinking free will?

April 4, 2014


Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Reader Jiten called my attention to this post by Gregg Caruso on Flickers of Freedom about Dan Dennett’s comment on Free Will—a comment that appeared in a discussion in the journal Methode. I admit that I haven’t yet read Dan’s whole piece, but Caruso gives an interesting excerpt, which suggests…

On the Benefits of Being a Philosophy Major

March 23, 2014


Originally posted on Pleas and Excuses:
My fantastic colleague, Ty Fagan, made this graphic from recent data coming from the Educational Testing Service. I thought it was worth a blog post, because students interested in a philosophy major often ask me whether they should do a double-major or minor in “something more practical.” Often, business…

CFP: Synthese: Neuroscience and Its Philosophy

March 3, 2014


Topic areas Philosophy of Cognitive Science Details The journal Synthese publishes a yearly issue on Neuroscience and Its Philosophy. In recent years, this has been perhaps the highest profile venue explicitly devoted to articles in the philosophy of neuroscience. For example, two papers published in the 2011 issue have already been anthologized. The 2013 issue […]

CFP: 2nd Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference

March 3, 2014


Conference Venue: University of Tampa Tampa, United States Topic areas General Details I am pleased to announce this call-for-papers for the Second Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC), which I have tentatively scheduled to occur at the University of Tampa on Saturday July 19 through Sunday July 20th, 2014. As was the case at this year’s conference, the Second […]

CFP: Free Will (University of Michigan-Flint)

February 26, 2014


Details “Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.” — Martin Luther “[M]en believe themselves free, simply because they are conscious of their actions, and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined.” ― Baruch Spinoza We have an intuitive sense of ourselves as […]

Sam Harris Still Needs to Read More Philosophy

February 12, 2014


In a scathing review of Sam Harris’ pamphlet Free Will , Daniel Dennett rightfully calls out Harris for some obvious missteps that Harris has taken (once again).  Harris responds here. Though I am more aligned with incompatibilism these days, Harris again makes some serious missteps in his response. First, he forwards his compatibilist thesis with regards to […]

30 Views on Free Will

February 5, 2014


Anyone trying to get caught up to date with the contemporary views in the free will debate will do well to visit this site (see here). This is the newest issue of Methode, and they interviewed 30 philosophers working on free will. Each philosopher, the line-up is impressive, was asked the same series of questions […]

Calgary Woman Gets 18 More Months In Prison (36 Total!) For Killing 2 Children?

January 30, 2014


My initial reaction when reading the headline today was, WHAT!?! (see article here) Meredith Borowiec just killed two babies by putting them in the dumpster (leaving them for dead) and she can walk the streets in 18 months? I think my reaction is telling. To me, this woman ought to get punished with more severity. Why? Because […]

CFP: 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology

January 21, 2014


CALL FOR PAPERS 40th Annual Meeting Society for Philosophy and Psychology 19-21 June 2014 University of British Columbia Submission Deadline: 15 February 2014 Papers may be submitted for oral or poster presentation. Submitted papers are refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to philosophy, psychology and other sciences of the mind. [See the […]


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