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Blog of the APA

  • The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that David Christensen (Brown University) will deliver the inaugural Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture at the 2021 Eastern Division meeting in New York City. The Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture, in the amount of $1,500, is awarded biennially to honor substantial achievement in epistemology. The chair of the selection []
  • In a previous post, we three members of the Graduate Student Council of the APA offered general recommendations to all departments about how they can better support their graduate student teachers during the period of transition and uncertainty arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In this follow-up post, we want to highlight some of the []
  • The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Professor Tyler Burge (UCLA) will deliver the 2021 Sanders Lecture at the 2021 Eastern Division meeting in New York, NY. The Sanders Lecture was established in 2013 to honor a distinguished scholar in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology who engages the analytic tradition. It is []
  • It is with great pleasure that I announce Nathan Eckstrands appointment as Editor-in-Chief of the Blog of the APA, starting July 1st, 2020. Nathan has been part of the team since soon after the blog launched over four years ago, and has been an integral part of the Blog’s success. Nathan is an excellent editor []
  • Although the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are both provoked by natural phenomena, the dangers they present are political. The size, scope, and longevity of the suffering they trigger will be largely decided by the institutional responses to these challenges and the power dynamics that structure them. A historic debate about the relationship of []

The Stone

Daily Nous

  • The fake outrage of academic philosophy amazes me. Those are the words of Tommy J. Curry, professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, in a recent public Facebook post. Professor Curry specializes...
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    New links of interest to those interested in philosophy If one is sure there is no loving God, there is a pretty decent argument against doing philosophy  Alexander Pruss (Baylor) on the relation between...
  • Protests against the institutionalized racist violence against blacks in the United States, most recently exemplified by the recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin...
  • Here’s the weekly report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books. SEP New: Scientific Research and Big Data, by Sabina Leonelli (Exeter). Kantian...
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    Friday Mini-Heap That the analytic philosophy we have ended up with exists as a ‘sociological’ phenomenon is a very important fact about where academic philosophy has been since, and still is today...

Philosopher's Cocoon

  • This is the second installment of our series on how to counter racism in philosophy, and as philosophers. This entry is written by Saba Fatima, Associate...
  • In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I will be teaching a summer course to a group of talented high schoolers in a few weeks...
  • This is a first installment for a series on anti-racism in philosophy, written by guest authors. This entry is written by Alexus McLeod, Associate Professor...
  • In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I have seen some discussion online (Reddit) recently discussing the trade-off between focusing...
  • Now that it's been a month since our last "how can we help you?" thread--and now that we've continuing a vastly new personal and professional reality...

Leiter Reports

Aeon Philosophy

  • After probing disaster and war, Svetlana Alexievich turns to that other great source of human suffering: romantic love By Aeon Video Watch at...
  • Why do so many see vaccines and other medical interventions as tools of social control rather than boons to health? By Bernice L Hausman Read...
  • Scars

    How scars can fundamentally alter the way people view themselves, others and the world at large By Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
  • What if we see the history of philosophy not as a grand system of sustained critique but as a series of brilliant fragments? By Andrew Hui Read...
  • Racists use it to bolster their ethnohistorical myths, but historians and archaeologists should not abandon the term By Howard Williams Read at...