The American Philosophical Association’s Executive Director Amy Ferrer guest posted today on the newapps blog. I’m heartened that the APA is committed to collecting and reporting data on the profession in a rigorous and data-driven manner, unlike those blogs and rankings (actually I’m thinking of just one in particular) that are biased from the bottom up.… Continue reading Philosophy’s Big Data and why that is good
Reflections from Zachary Ernst who “jumped off the ivory tower” on the bad reasoning often invoked to discriminate against women in philosophy.
This is exuberance for the weary.
This agnostic loves this.
I’m sorry to see that the wonderful blog, Deliberately Considered, is closing down to make room for a new venture. Deliberately Considered brilliantly captured “the politics of small things.” The new Public Seminar is more of a group blog and links up more closely with the New School’s mission. I’m adding it to my blogroll.
My high school English teacher, Helen Foley, who helped me become who I am (at least the salutary dimensions), warned me against writing in clichés. These are the antitheses of thinking, she said, and she was so right. In all the years since, when I’m writing and a cliché floats to mind as an effective… Continue reading On the peril of cliché: Helen Foley, Peter Levine, Hannah Arendt
I largely agree with this but I would add that everything would be much more efficient if people would just say what they actually think so we can just plain figure out who they are and what they stand for. If you really don’t give a damn about diversity, just say so and stand by… Continue reading Why not to play nice
If so, then you will want to see some great new data on attrition and placement rates as well as numbers on degrees awarded and time to degree. The Daily Nous provides a nice summary of both.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has launched a new interface. I’m not sure what I think of it. I suppose this is better for searching but it seems less inspiring. As a member of the editorial board, knowing how much work goes into this, I applaud the editors and thoroughly endorse the encyclopedia. But… Continue reading New look for the SEP
Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Brian Leiter has long run a widely read blog that provides a lot of news information on the discipline of Philosophy. In that it is very useful. But he also uses it as a forum for his own views which I usually find uninteresting, not useful or sometimes just offensive.…