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  • There are just under two weeks left to nominate qualified candidates for APA leadership positions.The deadline for nominations is October 31.The terms for these positions will begin on July 1, 2022, and most are three years in length. All nominations must be made through the online nominations system.Nominations submitted by email, phone, or postal mail []
  • Many recent readers of jurist and gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, including Carolyn Korsmeyer, Jessica Jacques, Roland Barthes, and Michel Onfray, see his magnum opus entitled Physiologie de goût as a foundational text in contemporary gustatory aesthetics and aesthetics generally with Jacques going as far as to say that it is “the foundational conceptual []
  • Sonam Kachru, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, considers himself a historian of philosophy without borders. His research centers on the history of philosophy in premodern South Asia, with particular emphasis on the history of Buddhist philosophy. His first book, Other Lives: Mind and World in Indian Buddhism, discusses contributions to []
  • A goal of this series is to explore the relationship among science, philosophy and faith. Previously, I made the case that modern physics is recasting philosophical questions, suggesting that quantum artificial intelligence invigorates Spinoza’s strict rationalism. As a counterpoint, before I further this argument in later essays, I would like to pause and recognize the []
  • The following is an excerpt from Vincenzo Di Nicola and Drozdstoj Stoyanovs Psychiatry in Crisis: At the Crossroads of Social Science, The Humanities, and Neuroscience (2021). For more information about Di Nicola and his work, check out last weeks Recently Published Book Spotlight. * In an early form of empiricism, Protagoras proclaimed that, “Man is []

The Stone

Daily Nous

  • I hatched a dream of a zeal-driven education that might be offered with no strings attached to anyone who was interested. But the logistics of it flummoxed me In the following guest post*, Zena Hitz of...
  • When an author gets all fairly positive referee reports (acceptance, conditional acceptance) on a manuscript, but the editors decide not to accept it, what kind of explanation, if any, is it reasonable...
  • The weekly report on new and revised entries at online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books… SEP   New:    Philosophy and Christian Theology, by William Wood. Revised: Friedrich Albert...
  • How many philosophy PhDs go on to pursue non-academic employment? 14%, according to surveying done by Academic Placement Data and Analysis (APDA). In a post over at The Philosophers Cocoon, Marcus Arvan...
  • This guest post* provides some information about recent changes at two interdisciplinary journals, including one from which a previous editor resigned last year following a controversy surrounding a piece...

Philosopher's Cocoon

  • In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I wonder whether it is considered permissible to send a revised version of a manuscript...
  • Over at Daily Nous the other week, Carolyn Dicey Jennings (UC Merced) provided a 10-year update on the Academic Placement Data and Analysis (APDA) project...
  • This is just a quick note that Micro-Digressions: A Philosophy Podcast has a new interview up with me on my approach to morality and moral epistemology...
  • In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I'm around midway through my PhD, and have been struggling more than I normally do with...
  • In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a perplexed reader writes: What are the standards of honest co-authorship in philosophy? I have recently...

Leiter Reports

Aeon Philosophy

  • Blinkity blank

    The optical illusion known as persistence of vision bursts to vivid life in this Palme d’Or winner from 1955 - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon...
  • Music and sex

    A song can take you on a journey of ecstatic arousal. Is music imitating sex, inviting it, or something else altogether? - by Michael Spitzer ...
  • Defend the deep

    Instead of letting waves of exploitation sweep through the deep ocean, we could choose to protect this vast living realm - by Helen Scales ...
  • The animated story of the autistic, self-taught artist Gregory Blackstock who mines creativity from life’s endless variations - by Aeon Video ...
  • Fear not

    You might think that horror movies are a delicious, trashy pleasure. But watching them has surprisingly wholesome effects - by Mathias Clasen ...