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The Future of the Philosophy Profession

August 31, 2014


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


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 […]

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:
See on – Neural Sciences. Free will and neuroscience via @JustinCaouette @SashDavenport See on

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 […]


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