Live-Tweeting Conferences

October 14, 2014
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This is a repost from Daily Nous. The original can be found here. Here is what Justin had to say: “Leigh Johnson (Christian Brothers University) has issued a CFT — a call for tweeters — for the upcoming meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy (SPEP) later this month. (The tweets from last […]

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Grinworthy Quotes (2)

October 9, 2014
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Here is my favourite parable illustrating a serious problem with typed theories of truth, and drinking too much when having serious academic discussions, from Leon Horsten’s book  The Tarskian Turn (MIT, 2011). [S]uppose that you are convinced that on the subject of the history of Mayan civilization, Anna is extremely reliable. Suppose that even though […]

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…

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