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  • Dr. Lonneke Peperkamp is a research fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations (University College Dublin) and an assistant professor in philosophy of law at Radboud University (Nijmegen). Lonneke has an interdisciplinary background in law, philosophy, and conflict studies, and holds a Ph.D. in just war theory (specifically jus post bellum and peacebuilding). []
  • Marisa Diaz-Waian runs a community-based learning program in outdoor Montana.
  • Thomas Colclough is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are generally focused on mathematical logic, the philosophy of set theory and the philosophy of mathematics in general. What are you working on right now?  Currently, I’m interested in exploring the extent to []
  • The philosopher Allan Bloom once lamented: ‘There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.’ Perhaps Bloom overstated his case, but as a university teacher myself, I think he’s onto something. Do people who proclaim that ‘truth is []
  • The email from my daughter’s elementary school principal arrived one spring afternoon. It stated that effective immediately for all elementary school students (K-6th grade), halter tops and spaghetti straps were no longer allowed. Aside from the inconvenienceI had just purchased several sundresses, some with spaghetti straps, for my five-year-old daughterI was surprised not only by []

The Stone

Daily Nous

  • Jeffrey H. Barker, professor of philosophy and president of Converse University, has died. Dr. Barker’s scholarship and teaching focused on biomedical ethics, legal and political philosophy, and twentieth...
  • The weekly report on new and revised entries at online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books… SEP    New:     Regularity and Inferential Theories of Causation, by Holger Andreas (British...
  • Mini-Heap

    New links added lately to the Heap “A box much lighter than the others, nearly falling to pieces with a red cloth hanging out on all sides, caught my attention. Opening it gently, I was met with a face...
  • Richard Double, emeritus professor and former chair of philosophy at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, has died. Professor Double was known for his work on free will. You can browse some of his writings...
  • Mini-Heap

    Philosophy-related links “In Socrates’s late-night imagination, sex ought to benefit neither church nor common good but philosophy students”  Mary Townsend (St. Johns) on eugenics, Socrates, and the rationalization...

Philosopher's Cocoon

  • A reader writes in: Do you have a post already with advice for a first time commentator? I've got one coming up at the Eastern APA in January, but I've...
  • Summer sounds

  • In our new thread soliciting questions from new and returning grad students, a reader writes: I've written a paper for a conference that's due in the...
  • Given that many MA and PhD students will be either starting or returning to graduate school in the next month or so, I thought it might be good to have...
  • In our latest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I am wondering what philosophy books people read in their spare time "for fun" (or, at least...

Leiter Reports

Aeon Philosophy

  • Around is around

    A classic stereoscopic animation from 1951 illustrates why we don’t need goggles to perceive flat surfaces in 3D - by Aeon Video ...
  • Poseidon’s wrath

    Vanished beneath the waves in 373 BCE, Helike is a byword for thinking about disaster, for ancients and moderns alike - by Guy D Middleton...
  • I self-published erotica to make ends meet. Could I follow in Anaïs Nin’s footsteps or was I doomed to churn out filth? - by Sam Mills...
  • After decades of progress, cosmology is at a crossroads. Can it take its next big leap to solve the puzzles of dark matter? - by Aeon...
  • We live in a world that must move beyond identity politics and embrace new models of the mind. Enter psydiversity - by Bonnie Evans...