Monday, May 30, 2011
Starts really simple gets more interesting later on. covers a lot of topics, See below.
http://peasoup.typepad.com/From Pea Soup Blog:
Starting next year, Fordham will be hosting a series of epistemology and ethics workshops at its Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan. For the 2011-2012 academic year, speakers will include...:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
PACIFIC SOCIETY FOR WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY
ANNUAL FALL MEETING
November 4-5, 2011
California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Host: Nellie Wieland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of
This year’s theme is “Recognition.” P-SWIP welcomes explorations
of this theme from all philosophical traditions.
Recognition can take the forms of legal entitlement,
compensation, associative obligations, group identity, or targeted exclusion. We invite discussion of the ways in
which recognition succeeds and fails, when we are (mis)recognized in loving
relationships or through community solidarity, or when we are (mis)recognized
and granted or denied rights, inclusion, or identities. We would like to encourage historical,
critical, moral/political, phenomenological, and other approaches to this
Although “Recognition” is our theme this year, P-SWIP
welcomes submissions on any relevant topics in feminist philosophy.
Essays should not exceed 4000 words, standard format, prepared for
anonymous review, and submitted electronically in WORD or PDF formats.
Draft or otherwise incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
Submission deadline: September 1, 2011
P-SWIP has a small number of travel
grants available for graduate students and underemployed philosophers. Please
indicate with your submission materials if you are interested in applying for
one of these grants.
Please submit essays to Emily S. Lee, Executive Secretary, Pacific
Notification of acceptance will be made by September 29, 2011.
Come join us and celebrate women in philosophy!
Emily S. Lee,
Department of Philosophy
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
"Part of what is happening, I'm sure, is something that has not been mentioned yet, namely the expectations on graduate students. Sven Ove mentioned the threshold between no publications and some publications in refereed journals. For graduate students the default assumption had been that there would be none, but now it is very difficult to get a job in the US without having a publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Consequently, there is huge pressure towards submission coming from graduate students wanting to get jobs"
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Open-access is a copyright issue, not (as many people think) an issue about the presense or absence of peer review or the replacement of hard-copy print publication.
Open-access publishing has three main implications: i) the author retains copyright; ii) the author grants permission to others to access and distribute that material for any non-commercial purpose, provided authorship and copyright are clearly indicated; and iii) the work is made available for free online at one or another sort of stable archiving source.
Note that (iii) does not rule out also making the same work available in hard copy. So for example, an open access journal could be simultaneously published online (with free access) as well as a hard copy print edition (perhaps with some sort of fee to cover the costs of producing and mailing the hard copy).
Also, note that open-access does not have any implications for the decision proceedure for what gets published. Some open-access venues might not have peer review (as indeed many current print journals operated by commercial publishers in our discipline do not), and some -- an excellent example as The Philosophers Imprint -- have very high peer-review standardshttp://commercialfreephilosophy.org/Join me on Twitter or Facebook for updates. Please email suggestions, links and questions to PhilosoraptErs@gmail.com
If the following is true, then learning how to write a good textbook for philosophy could be a decent career move. Some of the material I have read online suggests that only 1 out of 5 professors (in all disciplines) actually finish textbooks they have started. The textbook writing tutorial below is crammed full of information if your interested.
From: THE LONDON PHILOSOPHY STUDY GUIDE
One of the most noticeable trends in Philosophy publishing in recent years is the proliferation of books aimed directly at students. This is, of course, driven by thought that if a book gets on an 'essential purchase' list then it will make quite a lot of money for the publisher, but it does mean that publishers have started to do more to produce philosophy books that are both readable and useful, which once looked like an endangered species.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Just one of the many things you can do with your PhD in philosophy is apparently work for Google, pretty interesting stuff. Ethics and technology is a giant section of employment outside academia for philosophers be it bio-ethics, marketing, or advising. Anything which is important to our society is a great opportunity for philosophical, or at least ethical, employment. Pick one thing you are engaged with everyday and then think and expand upon the classical ethical systems and how they apply to said activity. Then all you have to do is write a book or send an email to the companies who do it!
The technology industry needs to think long and hard about ethics, according to Googler Damon Horowitz.
Horowitz has co-founded several startups, and he’s currently a director of engineering at Google. But he also has a Ph.D. in philosophy and apparently holds the title of “in-house philosopher” at the search giant.
Full article HERE
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
This was a somewhat interesting article, it started off interesting and then went in a direction I wasn't really hoping for but it may be interesting to some. It does have some entertaining comments about a philosophy departments 'value'.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Providence College, Department of Philosophy, part-time (2/3 load), one
semester (fall 2011) replacement position. Ph.D. preferred. Teaching
obligations include interdisciplinary team teaching in the College's
Development of Western Civilization Program; philosophy component begins
with Descartes and goes to Hegel, possibly Nietzsche. To ensure full
consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2011. Please submit
cover letter, CV, transcripts (copies acceptable) and at least three letters
of reference to:
ties%2f> . InterFolio materials may be sent to Dr. Laura Landen, Chair,
Department of Philosophy, Providence College, Providence, RI 02918.
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution
conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates
who can affirm and contribute to its mission. An AA/EO employer, the
College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
According to the (self-reported) information that philosophy applicants posted on a private forum on Live Journal, called philprospective , the competition is steep....
There were 47 applicants this year who shared profiles on philprospective. Profiles included GRE scores, GPAs, GPA within one’s major, graduate GPAs (if applicable), and schools that one was applying to. ....
For those who said something like “average verbal score” I estimated based on national averages....
Average GRE verbal score: 673
Average GRE quantitative score: 705
Average GRE writing score: 5.2
Average undergraduate GPA in philosophy classes: 3.84
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.70
Average graduate philosophy GPA: 3.94
Average number of schools applied to: 13 (high: 23, low: 1, mode: 16)
Number of applicants with M.A.s: Roughly 36%
These are lists of top continental programs which I have found all over the web. The full lists are included but I will also include a smaller list of which schools they all agree on and which almost all agree on.
SUNY Stony Brook:
Other Notable Programs:Northwestern
Loyola U. of Chicago
U of Texas at Austin:
The New School: