Philosophy

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints

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Berkeley has launched investigation into plagiarism allegations against Terrence Deacon in response to very public campaign for Deacon to admit to alleged oversight errors in citations.

Should philosophy professors boycott conferences without female keynoters?

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2 male philosophers propose that scholars stay away from conferences that don’t have female keynoters.

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