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The Mesoamerican Philosophy Renaissance

500 years after the conquistadors began burning books written by the original philosophers of Mexico and Guatemala, America’s classical thinking now rise like a phoenix from the ashes. Nahua and Maya philosophy hand us a mirror for our era. On October 1st, the renowned emeritus professor Miguel León-Portilla (1926–2019) passed away in Tenochtitlan, better known [More]

Postdoctoral research position

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Duisburg-Essen University Town:  Essen Country:  Germany Job Description:  The Philosophy Department at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for a postdoctoral position (‘wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin’, comparable to an assistant professorship, 100% [More]

War Crimes

After assassinating Soleimani, Trump went on Twitter to threaten a “disproportionate response” to any Iranian retaliation and to destroy Iranian cultural sites. Intentionally targeting cultural property violates the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. As such, Trump seems to have been threatening to commit a war [More]

Philosophers Raising Funds for Firefighters in Australia

A collective auction is underway to raise money for firefighters battling fires that have been burning over 15 million acres of Australia. Called “Authors For Fireys,” the the fundraiser involves individual writers and illustrators putting goods and services up for auction on Twitter. The fundraiser began yesterday and ends on Saturday, January 11th. Instructions on how the auction works, and how you can participate in it, are here. Several philosophers are taking part. Check what Erin Nash (a former firefighter-turned-philosopher) put up for auction here, as well as the offerings from Skye Cleary, Kate Manne, and Patrick Stokes. Further information here. The post Philosophers Raising Funds for Firefighters in Australia appeared first on Daily [More]

Hanétha Vété-Congolo, President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association

by Lewis Gordon Dr. Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Professor of Romance Languages and an affiliate in the Latin American Studies Program and the Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Program at Bowdoin College, was elected President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) in August 2019.  She began her three-year term on January 1, 2020. Professor Vété-Congolo earned doctorate [More]

Hausman from Wisconsin to Rutgers; Antony Gets Long-Term Visiting Position

Dan Hausman, currently the Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be moving to Rutgers University. At Rutgers, Dr. Hausman will be Research Professor of Bioethics in the Rutgers’ new Center for Population Level Bioethics, and hold a secondary appointment in the university’s department of philosophy (half his teaching will be in the philosophy department). Hausman is known for his work in philosophy of economics and the philosophy of health and health care. He takes up his new position at Rutgers this coming Fall, and will be there for six years. Rutgers has also hired Louise Antony, professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. She will teach one graduate seminar at Rutgers each year at for (at least) the next five years. Professor Antony is known for her work in a variety of areas, including philosophy of mind, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Her appointment at Rutgers will begin in the 2020-21 academic year. (via Dean Zimmerman) The post Hausman from Wisconsin to Rutgers; Antony Gets Long-Term Visiting Position appeared first on Daily [More]