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Blog of the APA

  • I am a graduate student in coursework, and I am also the parent of a 2-year-old. With offices and daycares closed due to COVID-19, my typical workday is shortened and often interrupted with requests to walk to the park, read a book, or get a snack. I bring this up not as a complaint, however; []
  • This is post nine in a short-term series by Prof. Nayef Al-Rodhan titled “Neurophilosophy of Governance, Power and Transformative Innovations.” This series provides neurophilosophical perspectives and multi-disciplinary analyses on topics related to power and political institutions, as well as on a series of contemporary transformative technologies and their disruptive nature. The goal is to inspire []
  • The APA Committee on Public Philosophy is partnering with the Blog of the APA to publish a series on how to do public philosophy. For its inaugural effort, we have invited editors from some of the most prominent publications of public philosophy to answer your questions. The editors are (in alphabetical order): Anastasia Berg, The []
  • Ben Birkenstock is completing his MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities in the philosophy stream at Trinity Western University in Vancouver, Canada. Ben was born in Germany, grew up in China, and has enjoyed trying his hand at teaching, especially when it involves complicating commonly-held ideas about the history of Western philosophy and its differences from Chinese []
  • This is the fifth piece in a several part series discussing ways to improve diversity in philosophy departments. The other pieces can be found here. I once gave a guest lecture in an undergraduate course at an elite research university with an elite PhD program. The lecture was about doing philosophy that was a bit []

The Stone

Daily Nous

  • Ad Hoc

    Ad Hoc by Rachel Katler Other Daily Nous Comics / More Info about DN Comics Rachel Katler on Twitter The post Ad Hoc appeared first on Daily Nous
  • How, if at all, should instructors grade their college students this coming term? In the following guest post*, Wes Siscoe, a postdoctoral fellow at Florida State University and the Mellon Course Design...
  • New: Phi (Φ) Magazine

    Phi Magazine, also known as Φ Magazine, is a quarterly, independent, non-profit periodical made by philosophy students. Founded at Kings College London not quite two years ago, Φ Magazine has published...
  • Mini-Heap

    Recent additions to the Heap of Links Interested in writing public philosophy but arent sure what the editors who publish such materials want?  heres an opportunity to ask them Pandemic restrictions...
  • There seems to be a very general pattern whereby the tensions in people’s intuitions tend to be surprisingly stable across both demographic groups and situations. The following is a guest post* by Joshua...

Philosopher's Cocoon

  • Many of us, indeed probably nearly all of us who teach at a university level, will be teaching courses in new ways this fall. Although most of us had...
  • In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: For nearly the entire summer, I had planned on administering my fall courses (all online...
  • In our August "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I'd love to hear people's views about the norms for initiating correspondence with other...
  • Now that it's been a month since our last "how can we help you?" thread, it's time for another one. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, this...
  • In our July "how can we help you?" thread, an Author writes: This might be a silly question but here goes. What would you think of a philosopher publishing...

Leiter Reports

Aeon Philosophy

  • Why we don’t feel pain in dreams, and other brain puzzles that neuronal assemblies might help neuroscientists unlock By Aeon Video Watch at Aeon...
  • What do shoes do?

    Partly of the earth, partly of our body, the shoe sits on the edge of an ontological threshold. Where can it transport us? By Randy Laist Read...
  • Plato’s timeless ‘allegory of the cave’, brought to life with retro-surreal animation and Orson Welles’s narration By Aeon Video Watch at Aeon...
  • For the warriors and wanderers who became the Aztec people, truth was not singular and history was braided from many voices By Camilla Townsend ...
  • Confidence tricks

    The ignorant pundit is absolutely certain; the true expert understands their own limits and how to ask the right questions By Andrew Little & Matthew...