Grinworthy Quotes (1)

October 1, 2014
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Justin Caouette suggested to me that I start posting some of the amusing, and sometimes shocking philosophical quotations that I come across, and often share with him. This will be an on going series, though it is a matter of what I happen to be reading at any given time. The reason I have been […]

Peirce, Reid and Kant

October 1, 2014
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It is known that C.S. Peirce had a Kantian bent. By his own description he had “devoted two hours a day to the study of Kant’s Critic of the Pure Reason for more than three years, until [he] almost knew the whole book by heart, and had critically examined every section of it.” However, in […]

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…

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