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  • For more than 20 years, Kristof Van Rossem has worked as an independent trainer in Socratic dialogue in various organizations from businesses to schools, non-profits, and prisons. He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and in Sciences of Religion and currently teaches Business Ethics at Odisee University College of Brussels and provides pedagogical training to []
  • The man in charge of getting me ready for my first round of job interviews asked me to define “The Epoché.” He watched disgustedly as I stumbled through it, sweating like a 9-year-old being quizzed by an overbearing father at the family dinner table. He could have just warned me that, if I were going []
  • Philosophy of economics is a topic I became interested in during the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. A lot of my post-PhD research before then had been in ethical theory, but I studied math as a graduate student before switching to philosophy, and Ive retained an interest in the philosophy of mathematics. Opinion pieces []
  • Doctoral programs in philosophy, and in the humanities in general, have several structural issues: high attrition rates; inadequate university teaching opportunities relative to the number Ph.D.s awarded each year; a lack of diversity (gender, ethnic, socioeconomic); and unreasonably long time-to-degree (TTD) medians. In this post we discuss TTD—why it’s important, the reasons for reducing TTD, []
  • caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. Audre Lorde As I near the end of my first year of my Ph.D., I find myself reflecting on my in-flux mental states during the application process through my integration into a Ph.D. program. I feel drawn to []

The Stone

Daily Nous

  • Philosophy of AI is a new, peer-reviewed, online, open-access philosophy journal. The journal is the creation of the Society for the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. The journals editors-in-chief...
  • The median time-to-degree for a PhD in philosophy in the United States is nearly 7 years. Is that too long? Martin Willard and Gina Helfrich (Edinburgh) think so. In the following guest post, they argue...
  • Philosophy teachersMichael Rota, a professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), is about to make your teaching a bit better and your life a bit easier. Professor Rota recently...
  • Mini-Heap

    Recent links Discussion welcome. “When Tisias took the floor, he contradicted Corax point for point. But he did so, quite remarkably, by using [Corax’s] same argument, altering nothing”  Robin Reames...
  • A reader recently pointed out that the philosophy journal Dialectica in 2020 became an open access journal, after 15 years of being published by Blackwell-Wiley, but that the journals latest issue was...

Philosopher's Cocoon

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Aeon Philosophy

  • Kinship

    Science must become attuned to the subtle conversations that pervade all life, from the primordial to the present - by David Waltner-Toews ...
  • Good chemistry

    The making of a revolution – the exciting history of the CRISPR gene-editing breakthrough, from the two women who did it - by Aeon Video Watch...
  • Over a weekend in 1995, a small group gathered in Ohio to unleash the power of the internet by making it navigable - by Monica Westin Read...
  • Scout’s honor

    ‘It was a Boy Scout camp, and I was far from a Boy Scout’ – shadow puppetry illuminates a skater kid’s unforgettable summer - by Aeon Video ...
  • As the crisis of democracy deepens, we must return to liberalism’s revolutionary and egalitarian roots - by Matthew McManus Read at Aeon