Browsing All Posts filed under »The Discipline«

Teaching as a Grad Student: Philosophy of Science

January 25, 2017 by

0

Thanks to Aaron for starting this series. There are particular challenges that grad students might face as instructors, some of which I imagine are exclusive to grad students, whereas others could probably be generalized to new professors on the track. And perhaps in my case, grad students, new professors on the track, and maybe even […]

Bleg: Short Video Lectures by Philosophers

January 23, 2017 by

1

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 […]

Teaching as a Grad Student: Logic Week One

January 22, 2017 by

1

I have just started teaching my first course as instructor of record (i.e. I’m lecturing, not TAing), and I thought that this would be a good opportunity to start an occasional series on teaching as a graduate student. What follows are my thoughts after finishing my first (and now second) week of teaching. I plan […]

Anti-colonialism, Kant, and modern academia

January 21, 2017 by

8

Disclaimer: I should state, first and foremost, that though I am a student in the philosophy department at the University of Calgary, my opinions in no way represent or reflect those of my peers and supervisors. Lately, a great deal of ink has been spilled on a recent move by the University of London School […]

More About Forallx: Calgary Remix

January 18, 2017 by

0

The Winter 2017 edition of Forallx: Calgary remix has been out for a few weeks. Indeed, I’ve started teaching from it. Richard Zach has blogged about our progress here. Later this week I’ll be posting about my experience getting ready to teach “Logic I” for the first time, so stay tuned!   (Photo credit: Richard […]

The Status of Black/African-American Philosophers in the U.S.

November 15, 2016 by

Comments Off on The Status of Black/African-American Philosophers in the U.S.

I confess: I am a sort of observer. Perhaps something like an amateur anthropologist observing the philosophical community. I enjoy going on the web searching pictures and videos from all kinds of philosophy conferences around the world. I love to see philosophers “in action”, being caught on camera while giving talks, discussing formally or (even […]

An Open Source Logic Text

October 18, 2016 by

Comments Off on An Open Source Logic Text

The Open Logic Project, initiated by my supervisor, Richard Zach, is a project to produce a comprehensive free and open source intermediate logic text. More recently, Richard and I have been putting together a Calgary remix of forallx, a free and open source text for introductory logic, originally written by PD Magnus. Below is the […]