Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I've heard several times through the grapevine that accepting a position at a community college is career death poison. Is that right? Right now I have a part-time position at a well-ranked university, but the pay is shite and the possibility of advancement nonexistent. I look at the pay at some community colleges and see that it is double what I make now. Would accepting one of these positions be career suicide, even if only temporary?
June 28, 2011
Dear colleagues and friends:
I am writing with good news regarding the Department of Philosophy.
We received official notification on Friday, June 24, 2011, that the University of Nevada, Reno, budget
proposal recommended by President Johnson and approved by the Regents on June 17, 2011, did not
include any reduction of faculty or elimination of programs in the Department of Philosophy.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This summer Crispin Wright (NIP Director and Professor at NYU) will walk The Pennine Way, 268 miles across the Pennine mountain tops.
The Aim To raise money to support graduate students from elsewhere to visit the Northern Institute of Philosophy and to support Northern Institute of Philosophy graduate students to visit other institutions. This is in line with a general mission of the Institute to support early career philosophers to develop their interests and skills through collaboration and philosophical interactions. The costs of such visits and exchanges are seldom adequately provided for in the budgets of grant giving authorities, and philosophy departments, even when in principle willing to support research-related travel by graduate students, are less and less able to do so. We hope to build a Trust Fund at NIP to enable us to provide such support as a part of the regular working routine of the Institute.
Website with more information HERE
This website is dedicated to helping adults conduct philosophical discussion with and among elementary school children.
Contrary to what many people think, young children are both interested in and good at discussing philosophical questions. Picture books are a great way to initiate a philosophical discussion with young children and this site will help you get started.
Site HEREJoin me on Twitter or Facebook for updates. Please email suggestions, links and questions to PhilosoraptErs@gmail.com
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Newcastle University - Newcastle Law School
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Some really great comments:
Advice to philosophy graduate students about publishing (Leiter 2004)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Many students who are near completing their graduate studies want to enter the job market but are unaware of what sorts of placement service they can avail themselves of, both here at the Graduate Center and through the American Philosophical Association. This information pamphlet will provide that information by addressing those questions most frequently asked by students who are looking for a job.
Full article: CUNY's Placement Services FAQ
Questions (with links):
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
1. There is a very interesting article about the plight of the adjunct faculty member which I have mentioned before, the original article is HERE. Basically you work harder (teach more classes), are paid less, have not job security, usually have to hold positions at multiple universities and it hurts your career prospects.
2. Another article (HERE) suggests that the connection between academic freedom and tenure is no so tight as it may be thought to be. Tenure provides academics security in doing "risky" work, but now tenure is not happening at the age of peak productivity. Perhaps tenure should be reevaluated.
- Any thoughts?
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Submissions are invited for the International Society for
Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2012 Central Division
Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting
will be held at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in Chicago, Illinois,
from Wednesday, February 15 to Saturday, February 18, 2012.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
This is via Wikipedia, so be sure to hold a bit of skepticism, but from what I have read much of it is accurate. This is an interesting non-over-analyzed history of philosophy as it underwent the process of academic professionalization in the 19th and 20th century. This blog is hopefully helping you to acclimate and understand the current expectations of professional philosophy today. Comments on accuracy are welcome.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
These are some good ones from Leiter Reports, particularly about financing you education.PhilosraptErs@gmail.comJoin me on Twitter or Facebook for updates. Please email suggestions, links and questions to PhilosoraptErs@gmail.com
I found this a nice overview for when I reread a section. While It seems that some of the interpretations are a bit non-standard almost all are understandable.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
After a hiatus, I’m replacing my Philosophy Monthly podcast with a new series, microphilosophy. Each one will be an interview, talk, discussion or feature, no longer than half an hour but usually much shorter.
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- List of Philosophy podcasts
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The aim of this event is to examine the practical implications of teaching the subject to children in primary and secondary school settings, and to look at what the philosophical tradition - from Plato to the Enlightenment through to the present day - has had to say on the question.
We also want to look at the policy implications of instituting philosophy into the educational system, be it as an extra curricula activity or as an integral part of the school curriculum.--
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- The Delphi Report - Philosophy (Critical Thinking) in High school
- Teaching High School Philosophy