Philosophy

Is philosophy really ignoring important questions about transgender identity, specifically what it means to be a woman?

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Is philosophy really ignoring important questions about transgender identity, specifically what it means to be a woman?

How sexual harassment allegations against a guest speaker rocked Santa Barbara City College last semester -- and, one professor says, cost him his job

How sexual harassment allegations against a guest speaker rocked Santa Barbara City College last semester -- and, one professor says, cost him his job.

Investor's $75M gift to Hopkins philosophy department shows breadth and potential of fund-raising

Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.

Furor over Texas A&M philosopher's comments on violence against white people

Texas A&M president calls remarks “disturbing." Many colleagues say his quotes have been distorted and that his work in critical race theory and his academic freedom deserve support.

Accreditor's rules about faculty members spark debate at Wayne State College and among philosophers

Accreditor’s new rules are forcing a professor who has taught philosophy for 50 years to stop doing so, because her Ph.D. is in English. Many object.

Stony Brook philosophy Ph.D. says his department plans review amid claims he's a neo-Nazi

Stony Brook may be reviewing scholarship behind dissertation approved in philosophy for figure active in white nationalist circles. Some worry about academic freedom implications of such a review.

Philosopher proposes code of conduct for academics as MIT professors affirm commitment to shared values

Philosopher proposes a code of conduct for academics in a time of political uncertainty. MIT faculty members affirm their commitment to shared values.

Philosophers' comments at two conferences spark debate over the limits of scholarship and how scholarly societies police them

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After controversial remarks about reproduction at one conference and gay people at another, scholarly groups consider whether they have an obligation to apologize for what was said or whether doing so constitutes censorship.

Philosophers move to limit alleged harasser's influence within the discipline

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After an alleged harasser holds on to a powerful academic position, professors try to limit his influence, in part by excluding his work from their syllabi. Is that the right strategy?

Philosophy association board reaches out to victims of sexual assault and harassment

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Disciplinary association issues open letter to victims of harassment and sexism, and calls for departments to promote equity. While some philosophers welcome the move, others doubt it will change anything.

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