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Marcus Arvan
Tampa, FL
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In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader asks: As a graduate student working on the History of Africana Philosophy, where do you think would be good venues for me to try to publish my materials in. My sense is that I am past the implicit threshold... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader asks: I've had a paper with a journal that has not been able to secure external reviewers for almost four months now. I know everyone has different tolerances for review times given their career stage, but I'm wondering if... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader asks: When I applied for jobs when finishing my PhD, I used my institutional email address and institutional letterhead in my job applications. Now that I am in a TT position, I am not sure what email address to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader asks: Can there be overlap between a writing sample and a job talk? I have a paper that I want to use as a writing sample in the next cycle. I’m also working on a separate paper that applies... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, a reader asks: I'm trying to publish a paper of about 12,000 words. For reasons I won't go into, I'm not willing to shorten it (any further than I've already shortened it). Does anyone know which of the top generalist journals... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, an early-career grad student asks asks: I have occasionally come across graduate students and/or other early-careers list their "managing editor" experiences, at various journals, sometimes during summers, on their CV. These strike me as potentially quite valuable opportunities -- getting to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: Is it permissible to cite a talk you went to at a conference, even if, as far as you know, no paper version of that talk exists? How about a paper from a preread workshop? Does it matter... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: I had a paper I was planning to submit to Philosophy & Public Affairs in the next month—until the recent news came out. It seems like the perfect venue. Should I wait until September or submit it somewhere... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: I had a paper I was planning to submit to Philosophy & Public Affairs in the next month—until the recent news came out. It seems like the perfect venue. Should I wait until September or submit it somewhere... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: I am working on a manuscript (to be submitted for publication eventually) where another author's paper is relevant. However, this latter paper is listed as "provisionally forthcoming" on the author's webpage. Is it okay to discuss and engage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: How are Christian philosophy journals received by the broader community? As examples, The Heythrop Journal, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Angelicum, Gregoriaum, Res Philosophica, Review of Metaphysics, Review of Politics, etc.? I have no... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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By Sam Duncan As I said in my last post I think the APDA is a much better place for those considering graduate school in philosophy to start than is the PGR, but I think using the APDA as a ranking would be a bad idea and I hope Jennings... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: How do you start a new academic journal? Who (think: career stage) should start a new academic journal? Should you even bother...? These are all good questions, though I expect the answers to each of them are likely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: Has anyone ever got "in trouble" for freely posting pdfs of their papers on academia, philpapers, etc.? I guess that there's often some legal contract that I didn't bother reading. I always put all my papers up, since... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: I've seen many "What I wish I knew when I started grad school" threads. How about a thread entitled: "What I wish I knew when I started at my first TT job?" This is a wonderful query. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: I have questions about miscellaneous things for a CV. Should conference panel moderating go on a CV and, if so, where? Should academic journals or articles which are reviewed by the editorial board, but not external blind reviewers,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: Does it ever make sense to re-submit to the same journal after desk-rejection? For context: I recently submitted an article to a leading generalist journal. The article was desk-rejected for reasons of framing -- specifically, they said that... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
By Sam Duncan I believe rankings in general are harmful to higher education and that potential graduate students in philosophy are making a huge mistake if they rely primarily on the Philosophical Gourmet Report to choose a program. But I’ve been thinking about a challenge posed by Shen-yi Liao’s comment... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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David Bourget (Western University) wrote in by email: I'm writing to invite you to check out Beat AI, an online game for philosophers that I just released with the PhilPapers team. You can try it out here: https://philpeople.org/beatai Please give it a try and mention it on your blog! If... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: This semester my freshmen philosophy class was the worst I’ve ever had in almost a decade. The main reason for this was the conduct of several students, who enrolled in groups (to be together in class as friends),... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: Can we get a thread that provides information to those interested in contributing to one of the Oxford Studies journals? The information seems to be not centrally collected anywhere, hard to find, possibly outdated in some cases, and... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: What has happened to essay prizes (particularly ones for grad students)? Many seem to have stopped. Does anyone know why? Does anyone think this is a good/bad thing? Hmm...I seem to recall a number of prizes disappearing from... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: Is it imprudent to contact schools you think you'd be a good fit for and ask if they anticipate hiring anyone in the next academic year? I want to do this for two reasons: a) I'm just really... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: Is it imprudent to contact schools you think you'd be a good fit for and ask if they anticipate hiring anyone in the next academic year? I want to do this for two reasons: a) I'm just really... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread a reader asks: Do you have any general rules of thumb that guide prepping a syllabus for a new course? Suppose, for example, you are teaching X in the Fall, and you have no familiarity at all with X. Do you... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2024 at The Philosophers' Cocoon