How to Improve the Situation for Women in Philosophy

by Nicole Hassoun The Demographics in Philosophy project (women-in-philosophy.org) evaluates the proportion of women at various ranks in approximately 100 departments for the past ten years … Read more…

APA Newsletters, Spring 2017 Edition – Part One

The latest edition of the APA newsletters was posted online recently. In case you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, I’m going … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Immigration Detention and the Threat of “The American Dream”

This series, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, is aimed at exploring the various ways philosophy can be used to discuss issues of relevance to our … Read more…

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Dialogue and Demons–Plato on the Dangers of Normalization

By Ada Bronowski “What? Can the devil speak true?” Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, sc3. There is a great deal of talk of ‘normalization’ in the … Read more…

Non-Canonical Texts and Teaching the History of Modern Philosophy: Why We Might as Well Go Ahead and Abandon the Survey – Part II

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by Kristopher G. Phillips In my previous post, I made a case for abandoning the survey approach to the teaching of modern philosophy. In place … Read more…

Non-Canonical Texts and Teaching the History of Modern Philosophy: Why We Might as Well Go Ahead and Abandon the Survey – Part I

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by Kristopher G. Phillips There has been significant discussion of late regarding the importance of expanding the canon when discussing the early modern period. (See … Read more…

The Teaching Workshop: Gina Schouten on Preparing to Trust One’s Judgment

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One of the best things we can do to improve our pedagogy is share and think seriously about our teaching failures–our missteps, our lost opportunities, … Read more…