Anti-colonialism, Kant, and modern academia

January 21, 2017
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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 […]

CFP: 6th Annual UCalgary Graduate Philosophy Conference – Ethics in the Age of Science

January 20, 2017
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS   6th Annual University of Calgary Graduate Philosophy Conference Topic: Ethics in the Age of Science   Conference Date: May 3, 2017 – May 4, 2017   This year’s graduate conference topic will be ETHICS IN THE AGE OF SCIENCE. Papers written in any area of applied or normative ethics will be […]

Posted in: CFP, Ethics, Philosophy

More About Forallx: Calgary Remix

January 18, 2017
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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 […]

Posted in: Logic, Philosophy, Teaching

Call for Applications: Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students

December 23, 2016
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I was reminded by Alison’s post yesterday, that the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) has recently put out their call for applications for their summer school for women. It is the fourth iteration of this summer school, and this year’s lecturers are a veritable who’s who of mathematical philosophy. Applications are due March 5th, […]

Posted in: CFP, Philosophy

Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups

December 22, 2016
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Recently the Center for Philosophy of Science released a call for applications for the Pittsburgh Summer Program: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups.  This will take place from July 10th to July 14th, 2017. Applications are due March 1st. Notably, costs concerning housing, meals, and transportation will be covered. A CV, […]

We Care a Lot: Stoicism and Troubled Times

December 15, 2016
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For a philosophical movement over two millennia old, Stoicism has been getting a lot of press of late. Perhaps because 2016 has felt like a year of one bit of bad news after another, people are looking for a way to cope with it all. At least one philosopher has begun to promote it as […]

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On Teaching Philosophy of Religion

December 11, 2016
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In his recent book, John Loftus argues that we ought to stop teaching philosophy of religion. This is not an extended review of the book; I might read it in the future and write a more fleshed out review, but rather a response to the excerpt (in the link above) that Hemant Mehta posted recently; it is […]

Posted in: Metaphysics, Philosophy