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The job market timeline is a bit more spread out than it was in the past, but it's still pretty much the case that for most tenure track jobs, interview requests will go out this month, perhaps also next month. Job interviews have moved to Skype. It's been a while... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is the eleventh installment of The Cocoon Goes Global, a series that give a sense of what the philosophy profession looks like outside of the Anglophone West. This guest contribution is a fully collaborative, co-authored piece by two scholars in Mexico: Paloma Atencia is Research Associate at the Instituto... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
An anonymous reader writes: “I am currently in a tenure-track job that I love so far, and my partner and I are hoping to have kids (at least one, but maybe two). When I was a job candidate, I heard horror stories about departments not wanting to hire women candidates... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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This is the tenth installment of The Cocoon Goes G... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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This is our ninth contribution for The Cocoon Goes Global, a series that give a sense of what the philosophy profession looks like outside of the Anglophone West. Today: Belgium. This is a guest contribution by Sylvia Wenmackers, BOF research professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven. What... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is our eighth contribution for The Cocoon Goes Global, a series that give a sense of what the philosophy profession looks like outside of the Anglophone West. Today: Chile. This is a guest contribution by Leandro De Brasi, Director of the Master in Philosophy,, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is our seventh installment of The Cocoon Goes Global, a series of posts on what's it like to be a philosopher in different countries outside of the Anglophone west. This is a guest post by Gen Eickers, postdoc at the University of Education Ludwigsburg (Germany). I am not sure... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is our sixth installment of The Cocoon Goes Global, a series of posts on what's it like to be a philosopher in different countries outside of the Anglophone west. This is a guest post by David Villena Saldaña, Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, National University of San... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is our fourth installment of The Cocoon Goes Global, a series of posts on what it's like to work as an academic philosopher in countries outside the anglophone west. This is a guest post by Ignacio Silva, Research Fellow at the Philosophy Institute, Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is a guest post for our Unusual Teaching Ideas series, by Sophie Horowitz (UMass, Amherst) I teach at UMass, Amherst, and one of my regular classes is a large section of Medical Ethics (100-200 students, 3 TAs). After a couple of semesters of teaching the class, I realized that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is our third installment of The Cocoon Goes Global, a series of posts on what it's like to work as an academic philosopher in countries outside the anglophone west. This is a guest post by Santiago Amaya is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Universidad de los Andes in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is a guest post by Mary-Beth Willard, Weber State University As I thought about Jason Brennan’s post on work-life balance, I realized that while I agreed with most of it, I was doing the automatic mental translations I always do when R1 people write advice aimed at more general... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is the second installment of The Cocoon Goes Global, a look at what it's like to be a philosopher in countries outside the anglophone west. This is a guest post by Ada Agada, faculty member at The Conversational School of Philosophy, University of Calabar, Nigeria (read more about the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is a guest post by Jason Brennan, Georgetown University. I have a dirty secret: I generally work under 40 hours a week. Despite that, I made full professor at age 38, publish a bunch, and receive great merit evaluations every year. I also am actively involved with my kids,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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Updated: comments now open! We are excited to start a new series on the Cocoon entitled The Cocoon Goes Global, where we will host guest posts by philosophers who work in countries that are outside of the anglophone western world. We will feature philosophers who work in places such as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is a guest post by Adriel M. Trott, Department Chair at Wabash College. I grew up working class. One sign of my having grown up working class is that I don’t think it is a badge of honor. In the academy, it is generally something I hide. I’m writing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is a guest post by Jonathan Tallant, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. There is no one right way to write a short philosophy paper; one need only read the journals that publish them to appreciate that. What I’ll do here is say a little bit about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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I recently attended the workshop Rethinking formal methods in philosophy (RFMP) at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. It was organized by Samuel Fletcher and Nathan Lackey. The topic of this conference was unusual and exciting, asking deep metaphilosophical questions about how formal methods might contribute to philosophy, and what place... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This guest post by David McCarthy discusses how to respond to an invitation to revise and resubmit from a leading philosophical journal. David McCarthy works on ethics and epistemology, and teaches at the University of Hong Kong. Note: the present version, in the spirit of this article, is a revised... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is a guest post by Rebecca Kukla, Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University I have severe anxiety disorder that often incapacitates me. Often, my anxiety builds up around particular writing projects and professional tasks, for whatever reason. At the same time, while I often finish things much later than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
Kevin J.S. Zollman is an associate professor and director of graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is on the application of mathematical models to social behavior, and he is author of the popular book The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting. When I was a kid growing up in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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This is a guest contribution by Eric Schliesser, Professor at the University of Amsterdam and blogger at https://digressionsnimpressions.typepad.com/ where this post will be simultaneously posted. The blogpost is a contribution for our series Once Out of the Cocoon, which aims to provide support for midcareer academics in terms of time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This guest post is by John Greco, currently Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy at Saint Louis University, and soon in McDevitt Chair in Philosophy at Georgetown University I am sure that there will be varying opinions about how to write a referee report. In keeping with the spirit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
There are many ways to write a paper. Philosophy would be boring if that weren't the case. Still, I want to register a worry about what I think is an unproductive trend in how people write papers, that is, the increased tendency to "referee-proof" them, addressing all sorts of worries... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon