Philosophy

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

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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

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.

Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints

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.

Author discusses new book on how Americans respond to discussions of race

Philosopher discusses his new book about how Americans respond to frank discussions of racism -- and about harassment he received for an essay in The New York Times.

Tommy Curry discusses new book on how critical theory has ignored realities of black maleness

Tommy Curry, the philosopher at Texas A&M whose comments on race set off a furor, discusses his new book on how critical theory has ignored the realities of black maleness.

Philosophy journal apologizes for symposium on Black Lives Matter written without black people

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Political philosophy journal, subject of two scathing open letters, apologizes for lack of black authors.

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