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Just a small rant v.1

August 10, 2016 by

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Why is there not a ‘punch’ button on Twitter? It would seem incredibly useful to have some way to condemn a tweet rather than giving said tweet a platform by sharing.  In effect, the ridiculousness or stupidity of a tweet would be evident by the number of punches it receives.  One might also punch a […]

Grinworthy Quotes (12)

July 24, 2016 by

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Here’s W. V. O. Quine discussing the fact that Frege didn’t adopt a type theoretic approach (like Russell and Whitehead’s) when faced with Russell’s paradox. Actually, it is not to be wondered that Frege did not think of this course, or, thinking of it, adopt it. It was by having all his classes at ground […]

Philosopher’s Cocoon: Seeking Philosophical Mentors

June 9, 2016 by

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Helen De Cruz and Marcus Arvan are seeking mentors for their Philosopher’s Cocoon Job-Market Mentoring Project. The philosophy job market is a tough place (I’ve applied to a few jobs over the past year or so) and this project seeks to help as much as a project can help during this difficult process. Below is a […]

Philosophy and Industry: We Have Transferable Skills

May 20, 2016 by

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Over the last year I’ve been thinking about how to identify and present the transferable skills one gains from philosophy.  Recently Mike Steiner, a UCalgary alumnus, gave a presentation to grads in our department concerning his experience with the non-academic job market.  Mike demystified the process of applying for jobs in industry. Although many of […]

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 […]

What’s Wrong With Punishing Children?

September 3, 2015 by

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Originally posted on What's Wrong?:
(image: spanking) UCLA graduate student Laura Gillespie gave an intriguing talk on childhood punishment at this year’s Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress.  In it, she proposed a novel account that would justify the practice in at least some cases.  For those who were unable to attend her presentation, she has…

The Killing Game by Joy Williams

August 1, 2015 by

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Originally posted on Howling For Justice:
Dr. Denise Albert was able to remove a snare from around a wolf’s neck and treat the animal with antibiotics. NPS photo It’s hunting season and blood is in the air. Oh the joy of seeing a bullet hit its mark into unsuspecting flesh. Or an arrow that wounds,…

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