Teaching Logic and Forallx Update

December 7, 2017
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As many of you might remember, I taught the Logic I course here at UCalgary for the first time, and blogged about the experience here, here and here. You might also remember that I was involved in remixing a version of PD Magnus’ and Tim Button’s forallx open textbook for that course (see here and […]

Failures in teaching, discipline

November 21, 2017
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A few notes before I get into the nitty gritty of this issue: I’m a graduate student at the University of Calgary, a member of the university’s Graduate Student Association (our union), and the president of the philosophy department’s affiliated Graduate Student Association chapter. Nothing I say in this post is made in those roles; […]

7th Annual University of Calgary Graduate Philosophy Conference

November 8, 2017
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The topic of the 2018 University of Calgary Graduate Philosophy Conference is the Philosophy of Biology broadly construed. The aim of the conference is to explore the newest work at the intersection between philosophy and life and medical sciences. We welcome submissions from philosophers and biologists, and have no restrictions concerning preferred topics or approaches […]

Scientism is a Non-Threat: Considering Susan Haack and the Role of Philosophy

October 16, 2017
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“The school is in financial crisis,” reports a friend and emeritus professor as I take my seat at the table in the back corner of a campus coffee shop and bookstore. We meet monthly with the frequency and punctuality expected from five philosophers: every six weeks, 15 minutes late. Professor Haack greets readers with just […]

New Contributor: Adam Hayden

October 16, 2017
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We’ve added another philosopher to our growing list of bloggers here at A Philosopher’s Take. Let’s all welcome Adam Hayden to the fold. I had the pleasure of meeting Adam virtually (on twitter) some time in late 2013/early 2014 and we’ve stayed in pretty steady contact over the last 3-4 years. We’ve had many philosophical […]

Metaphysics: The Good, The Bad, and The Harmful?

September 28, 2017
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Recently I began a postdoctoral research position at the University of Calgary with the project From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics.  I (along with Oliver Lean) was asked to present Amanda Bryant’s paper entitled, “Keep the chickens cooped: the epistemic inadequacy of free range metaphysics” (2017) as part of a graduate seminar taught by Ken […]

The Further Adventures of Hero and Hera.

September 27, 2017
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Those familiar with the neo-logicism literature, may also be familiar with the characters Hero and Hera. Hero was introduced by Crispin Wright in the late `90s, and the story Hero and his sister Hera was fleshed out by Philip Ebert and Marcus Rossberg in 2007*. In that paper, we learn that Hero and Hera both […]