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  • Below is the audio recording of Gisela Striker’s John Dewey Lecture, given at the 2019-2020 Eastern Division Meeting. The talk is titled “The Academic Practice of Philosophy ( in Two Countries),” and she uses an account of her German training in juxtaposition to her American experience in order to feature two themes of great relevance [] The post The Academic Practice of Philosophy (... in Two Countries) first appeared on Blog of the APA .
  • The APA blog is working with Cliff Sosis ofWhat is it Like to Be a Philosopher?in publishing advance excerpts from Cliff’s long-form interviews with philosophers. The following is an edited excerpt froman interview withBryan Van Norden. This interview has been edited for length. The full interview is available atWhat Is It Like to Be A [] The post Bryan Van Norden: What is it Like to be a Philosopher? first appeared on Blog of the APA .
  • Is science the only or best source of knowledge, justification, and rational belief? If you answer in the affirmative, you are affected by an epistemic disease known as scientism. As a scientist myself, I think thats a problem. My friend and collaborator Maarten Boudry has recently mounted yet another defense of scientism, so I feel [] The post No Matter How You Put It, Scientism Is Still A Bad Idea first appeared on Blog of the APA .
  • Here’s a perverse thought experiment. Let’s suppose that we set ourselves the task of writing a history of philosophy that reflects and represents human thought in the period from, say, 1600 to 1800. But let’s suppose that we make our task a little lighter by narrowing the focus to the thoughts of one sex, one [] The post Early Modern Philosophy: A Perverse Thought Experiment first appeared on Blog of the APA .
  • Public philosophy is philosophy oriented towards the general public. In our class, titled “Public Philosophy” and taught at UC Berkeley in the Spring of 2020, philosophy majors used public philosophy to reflect on what philosophy is for them, reimagine what it could be, and explore the intersection between philosophy and accessibility. The class was structured [] The post Syllabus Showcase: Public Philosophy, Claire Michael and Ravit Dotan first appeared on Blog of the APA .

The Stone

Daily Nous

Philosopher's Cocoon

  • In our October "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I'm currently a PhD student in my second year at a department that I enjoy. However, I...
  • In our October "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: Could you address some potential strategies for interviewing at religiously affiliated...
  • In our October "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: How should talks appear on a CV? I'm late-junior stage (about to be tenured) so I've given...
  • This is just a quick note that the APA’s Committee on Non-Academic Careers has organized a webinar for APA members, Supporting Non-Academic Careers: What...
  • In our October "how can we help you?" thread, a reader writes: I haven't been able to get much work done in the last nine months on my research because...

Leiter Reports

Aeon Philosophy

  • My sister, my mirror

    Vanessa and Virginia – intimates in art, adversaries in love. Can we ever transcend the primal envy of the sisterly bond? By Lily Dunn Read at...
  • War hero or entitled opportunist? An alternative history of Winston Churchill combines claymation and biting iconoclasm By Aeon Video Watch at...
  • Against the capitalist creeds of scarcity and self-interest, a plan for humanity’s shared flourishing is finally coming into view By Dirk Philipsen...
  • How a friendship between a straight psychology professor and her gay student busted the myth of homosexuality as an illness By Aeon Video Watch...
  • Beautiful monsters

    Cancer is part of multicellular life. Now the riotous growth of crested cacti show how humans might adapt to live with it By Athena Aktipis Read...