06 septembre 2018

National Culture and Philosophies of Learning

National Culture and Philosophies of Learning
Nice article that looks at some of the early failures of e-learning and attributes them to the ways different cultures approach knowledge and learning. More...

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02 août 2018

Unusually Large Gift for Philosophy at UCLA

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. While $20 million gifts for business or medical schools are common, they are rare for philosophy departments, where seven-figure gifts are generally considered exceptional. In January, philosophy scholars cheered a $75 million gift to the philosophy program at Johns Hopkins University. And on Monday, the University of California, Los Angeles, announced a $25 million gift for the humanities, of which $20 million will support the philosophy department. More...

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22 juillet 2018

'Hastily and Without Consultation'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Claremont Graduate University closed its philosophy department and laid off the program’s two main tenured professors this summer, just a year after approving a promising master’s degree-only model for the department. More...

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'The Integral Place of Philosophy in Catholic Higher Education'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Catholic Philosophical Association this month released a statement on the “integral place of philosophy in Catholic higher education.” It did so partly in response to threats to the future of philosophy programs nationwide and at Catholic institutions in particular. More...

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12 juillet 2018

Aboutness in imagination

Aboutness in imagination
Francesco Berto, Philosophical Studies, 2018/07/03
One of the reasons I favour a non-representational semantics is that I don't think we can really make the idea of 'aboutness' work consistently. And 'aboutness' is core to the idea of representation: we define (in language, say) the way one thing represents, or is 'about', the other. What this paper addresses in one of the problem areas for aboutness: the imagination. More...

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30 juin 2018

La dissertation de philo au bac: une création pour l’élite aux difficultés pérennes

http://blog.educpros.fr/claudelelievre/wp-content/themes/longbeach_lelievre/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Claude Lelièvre. La dissertation de philosophie au baccalauréat a été instaurée en 1864 explicitement pour l’élite (alors que la philosophie avait été jusqu’alors  »examinée » dans le cadre d’un oral). Cela n’a pas été sans difficultés, qui ont eu tendance à s’aggraver au fil de la » massification » des baccalauréats généraux et de l’apparition des baccalauréats technologiques dans ce champ là. Plus...

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26 juin 2018

From Thinkers to Clickers: The World Wide Web and the Transformation of the Essence of Being Human

From Thinkers to Clickers: The World Wide Web and the Transformation of the Essence of Being Human
This article tries to argue that our inclination to click our way through the world wide web has become a substitute for thinking. Oh for the days of the book, pines the author, when the delay of several hours or days before the next one arrives would give us time to think about, and perhaps even understand, the last one. More...

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The Four Basic Ontologies of Semantic Interpretation

The Four Basic Ontologies of Semantic Interpretation
This paper will require careful reading, but it really is a very nice analysis of four very different approaches to defining meaning in language or logic. Why is this important? Glad you asked. More...

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16 juin 2018

By Any Other Name

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Is philosophy really ignoring important questions about transgender identity, specifically what it means to be a woman?
As last year’s Hypatia debate revealed, writing philosophy about being transgender is tricky. More...

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04 juin 2018

The transformative power of ‘rupture’ in higher education

By Sharon Dell. A new book on African philosophy of education, which examines teaching and learning in the African university context, draws on its authors’ combined experience of setting up a massive open online course (MOOC) aimed at examining how teachers and students can use the African philosophical concepts of ubuntu and ukama to develop home-grown solutions to societal and educational concerns. More...

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