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New Contributor: Janella Baxter

May 24, 2018 by

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I’m happy to announce yet another solid philosopher to the fold here at A Philosopher’s Take. I had the pleasure of meeting Janella Baxter a few years back at one of our grad conferences here at the University of Calgary. Dr. Baxter is a pleasure to be around and talk philosophy with; here is a […]

New Contributor: Alfred Archer

May 12, 2018 by

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Nearly 4 years ago I traveled to Ireland with my coauthor (David Boutland) to deliver a talk at University College Dublin on the concept of supererogation. The conference/workshop was FANTASTIC and I made some friends that I still keep in touch with today. One of those friends was Dr. Alfred Archer and I am excited […]

New Contributor: Olivia Scheyer

April 30, 2018 by

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Join me in welcoming a new contributor to the fold; Olivia Scheyer obtained her B.A. in philosophy from Tufts University in 2017. Her philosophical interests include bioethics, especially neuroethics and AI, and moral psychology, all of which she is preparing to study further in law school. Find Olivia on twitter @oliviascheyer 

New Contributor: Oliver Lean

March 12, 2018 by


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 […]

Notes on Contributors (updated 3/7)

March 6, 2018 by


I hope the blogosphere is doing well. I’m looking forward to getting back into blogging after i defend my dissertation in April. In the mean time I’d like to give you all an update on what some of our contributors have been up to. Recently, Dr.’s Alison McConwell and David Boutland successfully defended their dissertations […]

New Contributor: Adam Hayden

October 16, 2017 by


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 […]

New Contributor: Joshua Stein

August 12, 2016 by


As I’m in the process of moving to the University of Calgary to join the terrific department, part of that process seems to include joining the crew here at A Philosopher’s Take. Justin and Alison suggested I write a short introduction for myself, to give reader’s some context. I am starting as a doctorate-pursuing-person at […]

New Contributor: Jamie Lombardi

August 9, 2016 by


It brings me pleasure to announce another new blogger to the fold here at APT, Jamie Lombardi.  Jamie Lombardi is a graduate student at New York University where she studies Bioethics. Her area of interests lie at the intersection of neuroethics and public policy. I’m looking forward to her posts as we share many of […]

New Contributor: Mike Steiner

July 13, 2016 by


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


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 […]

An Open Letter from a New Editor

May 15, 2016 by


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 […]

The Future of ‘A Philosopher’s Take’

February 23, 2016 by

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As readers are aware the posting here at ‘A Philosopher’s Take’ has been sparse. I’m hoping to remedy that situation over the next few months. The aim of this post is to keep readers and others in the loop for what’s in store moving forward and why things have been slow as of late. First, […]

New Contributor: Brandon Beasley

November 3, 2015 by

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Great news! Yet another talented PhD student from the University of Calgary has joined us here at A Philosopher’s Take. Brandon Beasley is a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Calgary. Born and raised in Calgary, he holds a B.A. (Honours, First Class) in philosophy from the University of Calgary (2009) and a M.A. […]

New Contributor: Alison K McConwell

October 31, 2015 by


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 […]

‘A Philosopher’s Take’ Reaches a Milestone

October 27, 2014 by


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 […]

New Contributor: David Boutland

November 19, 2013 by

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I would like to take this time to introduce a new contributor and a good friend to the fold, David Boutland. David is a PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary (his department webpage can be found here). His interests lie primarily in Political Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics, and Moral Psychology. He is ABD and his […]

New Contributors

September 3, 2013 by


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, […]

New Contributors

June 9, 2013 by

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I would like to welcome our newest contributors to A Philosopher’s Take, Lee Elkin and Ray Aldred. Lee recently accepted an offer from the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU in Munich to pursue his PhD. His interests lie in Epistemology, Time, Practical Reasoning, Decision Theory, Philosophy of Mind, Wittgenstein, and Philosophy of Science.  […]