Browsing Archives of Author »Alison McConwell«

The Gould (I) Files #2

March 9, 2019

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What’s the ‘I’ for you ask? It’s Friday night. TGIF folks. I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss archival work because I’ve caught archive-fever, as it were. I recently read “Blue Years: An Ethnography of a Prison Archive” by Angela Garcia (Stanford University) published in Cultural Anthropology. Actually, I was fortunate enough to listen […]

The Gould (I) Files #1

February 22, 2019

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What’s the ‘I’ for you may ask?  It’s Friday. TGIF. This is the first post of what I hope to be a series tracking my access to archived work by Stephen Jay Gould at the Stanford Special Collections & University Archives. Up to this point my experience with archived and unpublished work in any special collections is limited. […]

Congratulations to our Founding Editor: Dr. Justin Caouette

October 2, 2018

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Bridgewater State University recently published a profile of our very own Dr. Justin Caouette outlining what many people close to him already know: Justin is currently making a difference in the lives of students attending BSU. Many of us (myself included) who are first generation college students–students with neither parent having attended college–are often faced […]

Russell and Philosophy in Real Life

May 10, 2018

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Bertrand Russell (May 18th 1872-February 2nd 1970) writes in the prologue of his autobiography “What I Have Lived For”: Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and […]

New Contributor: Oliver Lean

March 12, 2018

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It is a pleasure to introduce our newest contributor, Dr. Oliver Lean! Oli completed his PhD at the University of Bristol (2016) under the supervision of Samir Okasha. Previously, he also completed an MA in Philosophy and History of Science, and a BSc in Biochemistry at Bristol. Oli is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at […]

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 […]

CFP: Western Canadian Philosophical Association

June 15, 2017

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I am very pleased to announce that the 54th meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association (with CSEP-SCEP) will be held in my hometown university, the University of Regina from October 13th to 15th, 2017.  Having completed my undergraduate degree there, I have fond memories of the Department of Philosophy and Classics in Regina including […]