Beyond Leiter Reports – different sources for philosophy news

Reblogging Progressive Geographies’ post on what’s new in the philosophy blogosphere.

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. Recently he has, for many people, crossed a line. Fortunately a collaborative, and much more open site with a distinguished group of contributors has decided to devote some of its focus to fulfilling part of the news side –  New APPS. You can submit news on hiring decisions here. There is also a new site called the Daily Nous which is also going to provide news reports. Both these sites will require information to be submitted to them, so please spread the word.

Given these welcome developments – and in light of recent events (mainly a post…

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By Noelle McAfee

I am professor of philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Kettering Review. My latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, explores what is behind the upsurge of virulent nationalism and intransigent politics across the world today. My other writings include Democracy and the Political Unconscious; Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship; Julia Kristeva; and numerous articles and book chapters. Edited volumes include Standing with the Public: the Humanities and Democratic Practice and a special issue of the philosophy journal Hypatia on feminist engagements in democratic theory. I am also the author of the entry on feminist political philosophy in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and well into my next book project on democratic public life.