Philosophy

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

Section: 

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

Section: 

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

Section: 

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.

Professor's reflections on his battle with depression touch many at recent disciplinary meeting

Section: 

A prominent professor uses a disciplinary meeting to discuss his struggles with depression -- and encourages others in academe to talk about mental health issues.

Marquette U. grad student she's being targeted after ending a class discussion on gay marriage

Marquette TA becomes focus of debate for telling a student his facts criticizing gay marriage were incorrect. Critics say she squelched a student's view, but many academics say she's become a target just for doing her job.

Colorado Boulder faces criticism over handling of alleged professor misconduct

As U. of Colorado at Boulder acts against two philosophers, critics say university officials are sacrificing faculty rights in an attempt to appear tough on sexual harassment.

Unofficial Internet campaign outs professor for alleged sexual harassment, attempted assault

Controversial Internet campaign "outing" an unnamed philosophy professor for alleged sexual assault and harassment attracts praise and criticism.

U. of Colorado plans to change culture of philosophy department found to be sexist

Section: 

U. of Colorado releases extraordinary report about sex bias and incivility in department, and brings in outside chair to change the culture. Move comes in a discipline regularly criticized for lack of support for women.

Georgia State tries new approach to attract more female students to philosophy

Georgia State will test idea that assuring a set percentage of slots on the syllabus for female philosophers will attract more female students to the discipline.

 

Some philosophy scholars raise concerns about Templeton funding

The influx of money for philosophy research from the religiously inclined Templeton Foundation has raised some eyebrows in the discipline.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Philosophy
Back to Top