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Philosopher-Scientists, Scientist-Philosophers and Philosopher- Philosophers: An Exercise in Futurology

April 17, 2017 by

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Futurology comprises the study of possible futures and, as such, it is a cheap thing: it does not require much to speculate about how things can be in the years to come. Futurology also produces inaccurate predictions most of the time, which could render this post useless. Nevertheless, here I am concerned with the future […]

Bleg: Short Video Lectures by Philosophers

January 23, 2017 by

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Our friend Ted Shear (Queensland) is hoping to organize a collection of short video lectures by philosophers aimed at a general audience. This seems like a great idea, and if you’re at all interested, read on. UPDATE: We want to make it very clear that an important part of this project will to be to keep […]

On Breed Specific Legislation, Public Safety, and Why The Research Matters

July 16, 2016 by

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There is recent nation-wide attention to animal control issues concerning dogs in Canada.  The target is “pit bulls” or dogs with traits that resemble particular characteristics of breeds included in this generic term.  One common response to serious dog bites and maulings is to lobby for a ban of particular breeds by enacting Breed Specific […]

New Contributor: Mike Steiner

July 13, 2016 by

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I had the pleasure of meeting Mike during his presentation for UCalgary grads on philosophy and the industry job market.  He shared valuable information concerning how to create a professional resume, explained the transferable skills one gains from philosophy, and ultimately demystified industry job postings and jargon.  Mike’s perspective on how philosophy translates outside of […]

New Contributor: James DiGiovanna

June 2, 2016 by

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It brings me great pleasure to add Dr.James DiGiovanna to our growing list of contributors here at ‘ A Philosopher’s Take’ (APT). I first met James in Oxford at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Applied Philosophy in 2014 and we’ve been staying in contact (electronically) ever since. He and I share a number of […]

Summer Productivity and Relaxation: We Really Can Have It All

May 25, 2016 by

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While thinking about how the month of May has zoomed by and engaging in a quasi-productive procrastination on the Daily Nous website, I conveniently stumbled upon a post concerning how to actually work during the summer. Here are some highlights from this hilarious, but scarily accurate article that truly resonated with my ‘summer self.’ Going […]

An Open Letter from a New Editor

May 15, 2016 by

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Hi Everyone, As the new managing editor of this blog, I oversee blog activity for the foreseeable future.  Business is as usual–we will continue sharing ideas with posts ranging from research that our contributors are interested in to topics concerning the profession.  I also promise that Aaron’s Grinworthy quotes series will continue to be raw […]