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New Contributor: Alison K McConwell

October 31, 2015 by

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It brings be great pleasure to introduce Alison K McConwell to our growing list of contributors here at A Philosopher’s Take. Alison is an excellent philosopher and an even better friend. Alison received her BA in 2010 at the University of Regina and her MA at Western University in 2011.  Her MA project focused on […]

Schliesser on Shortening the PhD

September 24, 2015 by

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I  often reflect on my experiences in graduate school, especially now that they are coming to an end, and for what it’s worth I plan on writing about these crazy times when I come up for air in a  few years (It’s been 7 years between getting my M.A from Washington State Uni. and now entering […]

Neuroethics Symposium On Focquaert & Schermer’s, “Moral Enhancement: Do Means Matter Morally?”

August 28, 2015 by

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There is a great symposium taking place over at the Brains Blog on Focquaert & Shermer’s paper in Neuroethics titled “Moral Enhancement: Do MeansMatter Morally” (See here). Disclaimer: I am one of the commentators on the piece. My commentary can be found here. The symposium is a bit different than most in that there is a […]

A New Group Blog Worth A Look (PhilPercs)

May 27, 2015 by

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I’m happy to announce that I’ll be blogging over at Philosophical Percolations every Tuesday (and other times as well). I’ll be joining approximately 15-20 talented bloggers over there so please give the blog a look, it’s a great group of bloggers and I am more than delighted (whatever that may be) to be among them. […]

Adrian Currie on ‘Inclusivity’ in the Philosophy profession

March 24, 2015 by

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Adrian Currie has posted a very succinct and important post on how straight white males can help to make the discipline a bit more inclusive. It can be found here in it’s entirety, below is a snippet. Currie offers clear ways on how we could all do better. It is very much worth the read […]

Optimistic Skepticism and Forward-Looking Blame

January 8, 2015 by

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Below you can find the post in its entirety. Click here to see the original at flickers of freedom and to join in the discussion if you see fit. OPTIMISTIC SKEPTICISM AND FORWARD-LOOKING BLAME Many philosophers (1) have spent substantial time wrestling with, expanding on, and arguing against the central ideas put forth in P.F. Strawson’s […]

My Stint as Featured Author Begins at Flickers

January 1, 2015 by

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To say I’m excited would be an understatement. This month I’ll be blogging over at Flickers of Freedom and will be cross posting my posts here. Thomas passing the torch to me for the month can be found here. My tentative plan for the month can be found here. I hope everyone had a great […]

‘A Philosopher’s Take’ Year in Review (2014)

December 31, 2014 by

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It’s been quite a year! Personally, I was fortunate enough to give talks in Dublin, Oxford, Calgary, and San Diego. I was also able to secure a journal article publicationwhich will be forthcoming next year titled “Robust Alternatives, Blame, and the Tax Evasion Case”, in the Southwest Philosophy Review, 31 (2) as well as two […]

Free Will Skepticism and Its Implications: An Argument for Optimism — Part 1

December 27, 2014 by

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Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Gregg D. Caruso [This two-part essay was inspired by the author’s TEDx talk on the same topic, which can be viewed here.] [1] Contemporary theories of free will tend to fall into one of two general categories, namely, those that insist on and those that are skeptical about the…

Philosophers from Poverty

December 19, 2014 by

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I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in academic philosophy, and/or inequality issues to have a look at this discussion over at the Daily Nous.

Philosophy Blogging Prize (Vote)

November 20, 2014 by

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There is an annual philosophy blogging prize given out by 3 Quarks Daily which is judged by philosopher Huw Price At #8 is a post from ‘A Philosopher’s Take’. You can find the post here and you can vote here. I have read about 20 of the nominated posts and all of them are worth […]

Helen De Cruz and the Ethics of Self-Promotion Through Bragging

November 5, 2014 by

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In a very interesting post over at the Philosopher’s Cocoon Helen De Cruz considers a forthcoming paper by Mark Alfano and Brian Robinson where they define bragging as a special form of assertion where the bragger “aims to impress her audience with something about herself by asserting something about herself”. She then takes issue with this […]

Philosophical Sci-Fi Compilation

November 5, 2014 by

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Eric Schwitzgebel, who runs a very nice blog (The Splintered Mind),  has compiled and posted a list of about 360 sci-fi movies, novels, and short stories recommendations by 34 philosophers. This excellent compilation can be found here.  In his own words: “I have compiled two mega-lists, organized differently. One mega-list is organized by contributor, so […]

‘A Philosopher’s Take’ Reaches a Milestone

October 27, 2014 by

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At some point tomorrow the blog will hit 100,000 views! Congrats to all of our contributors and to my friend and fellow contributor Aaron for taking on a larger role in coordinating the blog with me. Once I finish up this dissertation I will be blogging more but in the meantime we’ll be sure to post […]

Live-Tweeting Conferences

October 14, 2014 by

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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 […]

A Free Will Resource via Al Mele

August 25, 2014 by

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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 […]

Philosophical Blogging and ‘Flickers of Freedom’

December 1, 2013 by

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For those of you not reading ‘Flickers of Freedom’, a blog dedicated to free will, moral responsibility, action theory, and moral psychology, I highly recommend it! No other blog has as many experts blogging regularly. The most influential philosophers in the field, those who have spent their careers wrestling with the questions surrounding the free […]

New Contributors

September 3, 2013 by

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I would like to take this time to welcome two new contributors to ‘A Philosopher’s Take’. Aaron Thomas-Bolduc and Niall Roe. Aaron is a PhD student at the University of Calgary. He received both his B.S and his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Bristol. His interests lie in the Philosophy of Mathematics, Cantor, […]

Time For A Change?

August 30, 2013 by

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When I initially started this blog 15 months ago I was unsure what to expect. I had no experience blogging and was quite busy pursuing my Phd at the University of Calgary (I am still quite busy). So far I am happy with the results. But I would like for it to be better and […]