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Someone has just drawn my attention to TeachingPhilosophy 101, a comprehensive teaching resource for philosophers. This is a very useful project with comprehensive open source content. 
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Pick a challengeany challenge. You don't have to pick a big challenge to begin. Think in terms of improving one percent a day or even a weeksomething very attainable. For example, if you drink several cups of coffee or tea a day, but

Starting roughly from the 1870's, philosophical journals were the only means of rapidly disseminating knowledge and/or make available the results of one's research to the public. This situation lasted until internet developed. Now knowledge can be disseminated in a click, research can be made available instantly, communities can be formed in which the degree of interactivity surpasses everything mankind knew before. So the existence of philosophical journals does not justify anymore in terms of dissemination of knowledge or forum for research. 

Philosophical journals have a very limited circulation and, instead of disseminating knowledge and research results, they store knowledge away from those who need it. In this way, only those living in Western countries, studying in major universities with rich libraries offering data-bases subscriptions can benefit. 

The only justification for the existence of philosophical journals nowadays is "quality". What is being published in our ... (read more)
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          İs ... (read more)

I really love the download spreadsheet feature!  
One thing that would make it even more useful would be if the downloaded information included the PhilPapers assigned AOS/AOC information.  As things stand, all you get is the description of the AOS and AOC provided by the advertising institution, which is informative but not very consistent (e.g. some say 'Ethics', some say 'Moral Philosophy', etc.), and thus hard to use to quickly answer questions like 'What are the most popular areas this year?'.

Hello, I have written a 'Short introduction to open access in philosophy' where I urge philosophers not to upload their articles to their homepage but to use PhilPapers. There is a longer text on this at I also make suggestions about open access for books. Comments and suggestions welcome.
Daniel von Wachter
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Dear PhilJobs administrators, thank you so much for creating a function whereby job seekers can download the listing information into a spreadsheet.  I cheered when I saw it!  However, the download spreadsheet function is not as useful as I had hoped, for several reasons:
  •  The date field does not translate consistently to Excel.  Currently it downloads Nov 1 as "1/11/2013," and it downloads Nov 15 as "15-11-2013."  This makes sorting job applications by deadline very difficult.  Having lived in the UK and the US, I am comfortable with either format, but it ought to convert consistently to Excel.  (I tried reformatting all the dates to DD-MON-YY, but then it just changes 1/11/13 to 11-Jan-2013.)
  •  The search function in the online listings offers various filters, but I don't see these in the spreadsheet.  Possible to include them?
    • job-type (faculty, post-doc, etc)
    • contract-type (fixed, open, etc)
  • The search function in the online listings also offers location.  Would it be possible to include thi ... (read more)
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Thank you very much for creating PhilJobs.

Would it be possible to add a widget creation wizard for PhilJobs (just as there is one for PhilEvents)?
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There isn't a category that perfectly suits this question, but here it goes. Could someone give me some advice on how to make diagrams or figures for a paper, of the sort you find frequently in science articles and the odd time in philosophy articles? I'd like to create a diagram consisting of circles, lines with arrows, and some text, though I've no idea how to do it.
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  • Ben Bronner, 2013-04-19 : Are you familiar with PowerPoint? I don't really have instructions for you, but that's how I make diagrams, and... (read more)
  • Kevin Lynch, 2013-04-19 : OK thanks, I thought there might be a more specialized program people use, but I'll try that.
  • István Zárdai, 2013-05-02 : You can use this program: It can make very good looking graphs even for very simple comparisons... (read more)
  • Jon Asper, 2014-06-23 : Microsoft Visio is the program you are thinking of.  It is entirely dedicated to things like flow charts, etc.
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The Witherspoon Institute is sponsoring the 8th annual Thomistic Seminar led by Professor John Haldane (University of St. Andrews) on themes in analytic and Thomistic philosophy, both modern and pre-modern. This year's seminar will study The Philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre and Thomas Aquinas. Topics tentatively include The Nature of Philosophy, Truth and Objectivity, Human Nature, Morality, and Politics.

Professor Haldane will be joined by Professors Sarah Broadie (St. Andrews), David Solomon (Notre Dame), and Candace Vogler (Chicago). The seminar will take place August 4-10 in Princeton, New Jersey.

The seminar is open to graduate students in philosophy. Students in related disciplines, and who have a background in philosophy, may also apply. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013.

For more information, including on how to apply, please visit

A flier for the seminar is available here: ... (read more)

I'm thinking of writing a paper on Wittgenstein and my goal is to get the paper published in a peer reviewed journal of Philosophy. I also have a blog about Wittgenstein so I was thinking of posting each section of the paper on the blog as I write it. If I do this, will I still be able to submit the paper to academic journals? I'm asking because I know that academic journals don't accept papers that have been published elsewhere. I'm just not sure if appearing on a blog counts as being "published elsewhere."
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it is a pleasure for me  to inform you that we have arranged a new course at distance on Quantum Cognition. Please, visit our web site  for details.
On the same site you find also details on a new at distance course on applications of Herat Rate Variability in psychophysiology. I retain it may be of interest. 
Regards. EC

Thanks to all involved for a really useful service.

I am writing to recommend that an anti-discrimination policy be enforced by PhilJobs.  For example, PhilJobs could adopt the APA Statement on Non-Discrimination, and either:
  • Refuse to advertise these positions (my preferred option); or
  • Allow them to be filtered out in search results.

It is a disgrace that the current issue of JFP includes the following disclaimer:
Due to technical problems resulting from our recent transition to new administrative software, we are unable to assure that all of the universities listed in this issue agree to abide by the APA's nondiscrimination policy. If you have any concerns about this, please investigate the individual institutions' policy before applying for a position.
...and it would be great if PhilJobs was able to help compensate.

This is excellent thanks. Here are a couple of suggestions:

(1) It would be good if one could filter the search by rank or by whether the job is for either junior or senior level position.
(2) I would prefer it if it just listed all the search results on one page.
(3) I find PhilJobs a little more difficult to read than And Phylo jobs has certain nice features (like integration with Google Maps). Perhaps, the two teams could get together and collaborate. Philosophy needs a service like this, but we need just one service, not two.

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Centre for Positve Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) worked on two documents i.e. Positive Philosophy for Contemporary Indian Society and Philosophy, Education and Indian Value System for online publication. We want to work on Research Methodology in Philosophy course. We need your help to draw an outline of course content which should be included in this course and suggestions for suggested readings/resources. This course will be a simple introduction for students of philosophy and will be helpful for students of graduate and postgraduate level. Always seeking your guidance and motivation for our work.

I wish to know what scope there is in academic philosophy for amateur philosophers? By amateur philosopher, I mean anybody who is not a professional philosopher, anybody whose livelihood does not depend on philosophy. And by academic philosophy I mean the philosophical discourse and dialogue that takes place on the venue of academic journals of philosophy, philosophy conferences and philosophy books.

Being a professional philosopher is certainly not an official prerequisite for participating in the discourse of academic philosophy. Let's just consider the case of philosophy journals for now - publish their articles in peer reviewed journals of academic philosophy is an excellent way for philosophers to participate in the discourse of academic philosophy is to. But being a professional philosopher is certainly not a prerequisite for this. Journals publish articles based solely on the credentials of the submitted article rather than the credentials of the author (this is what is meant ... (read more)
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Is there a reliable guide to the h-index that a philosophy researcher is likely to achieve through their career? Are there known issues with h-indices in philosophy (failure to pick up book chapters and citations therein)? I have been unable to find anything online or in print.
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I've just finished my MA and I'm thinking about writing a paper in my spare time in order to get my first publication, but I want to do it in a relevant area to give it the best shot I can.

In this respect, what do you think are the current trends in philosophical research? 
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  • Peter G. Jones, 2010-11-02 : My first reaction is to suggest that careers are not built on following trends but on setting them.   
  • Justin Hite, 2010-11-06 : You might check out this book, Also The Philosopher... (read more)
  • Evan Roane, 2011-03-26 : From the way your question is phrased, I suspect that you are hoping to make your mark on some current issue. If I am co... (read more)
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I am interested in starting a discussion on intellectual cultures in the institutions within which philosophy is placed today and how to shape the future of our field. It has often seemed to me that philosophy has a problematic relationship with the institutions that it helped to develop and on which it is more or less dependent. Does philosophy belong in universities? Do you feel at home where you are, as a philosopher? Are universities the right place for creative philosophical work? Why have so many of the great philosophers been either entirely outside of the academic industry, or in a very troubled relationship with it? What happens to philosophy when it makes itself comfortable in an institutions - the medieval Church, the modern research university. Is there a diference, really, between philosophy as the handmaid of theology and philosophy as the handmaid, the humble legitimator, of science and instrumental reason (analytical philosophy today, as well as large parts of continent ... (read more)
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