Philosophy

Offend 2 Students, Lose Your Job

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An adjunct says that sharing his master's thesis on pornography with his class left him without any more teaching assignments.

What Would Wittgenstein Do?

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New Web site lets members of the public get expert answers from philosophy professors.

Faith on the Quad

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Scholars issue draft "declaration" calling for expanded role of religion in curriculum and student life -- at religious and secular colleges.

Scholar of Peace in the Line of Fire

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Earlham professor was home visiting his family in Beirut. Because he's not a U.S. citizen, he's not sure he can return to his job.

The 'Great Divide' in Religious Studies

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When it comes to introductory courses in religion and theology, the big division isn't a question of faith, but of priorities. 

Students want lots of discussion in class sessions and they want to learn facts about religious groups. They also want to become better people. Professors aren't opposed to any of those things, but they are much more interested in teaching critical thinking. While the numbers vary, the gap between students' and professors' goals for these courses is evident at both religious and non-religious institutions.

Did Peter Singer Back Animal Research?

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No, but the intellectual father of animal rights admitted the possibility that some experiments might be justified.

Stanford's New Grants for the Humanities

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Winning research support is tough for faculty members in all disciplines -- and makes or breaks careers, especially at research universities. For those in the sciences, competition from many federal agencies has grown more intense in recent years, but there are still billions given out annually and even relatively junior professors can hope to land grants of significant size.

A University Without Physics and Philosophy?

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Indiana State, citing accreditor's demand to end low-enrollment programs, draws criticism with its recommended choices.

Philosophical Questions

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William & Mary imposes outside chair on department. Is the college protecting junior faculty or punishing dissent?

Inspired by Aquinas

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Political scientist gets ready to end long career at Marquette to start a new university dedicated to the ideas of the 13th century thinker.

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