Great moments in (extremely) obscure rock 'n' roll: Creepy John Thomas, "Gut Runs Great Stone," 1969
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by Brian Leiter
11h ago
Following up last week's discovery, I've been listening to his first album, which has many good tunes. This is the lead number ..read more
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The latest escalation of the war in Ukraine
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by Brian Leiter
2d ago
MOVING TO FRONT FROM JANUARY 31--A LIVELY, AND GENERALLY QUITE INTERESTING DISCUSSION IN THE COMMENTS, AS BEFORE Provision of tanks to Ukraine in the West's proxy war against Russia is another dangerous escalation of the conflict. We haven't discussed the ..read more
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Why British university faculty are striking
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by Brian Leiter
3d ago
A pretty grim state of affairs. What the author does not note is that the so-called "marketisation" of higher education in the UK was actually the worst of both worlds: universities continue to be under the control of state bureaucrats ..read more
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"Endings," professional and personal
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by Brian Leiter
3d ago
Philosopher Daniel Kaufman comments, and it's a very interesting read ..read more
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A documentary about "free will"
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by Brian Leiter
3d ago
The trailer: Among those I recognized were the philosophers Daniel Dennett, Robert Kane,and Gregg Caruso, as well as the physicist Sean Carroll and biologist Jerry Coyne. Oddly, the trailer features Dennett saying, incorrectly, that we have had the problem of ..read more
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Blast from the past: when Jordan Peterson threatened to sue philosopher Kate Manne....
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by Brian Leiter
3d ago
back in 2018 (with a guest appearance by the dishonest weasel Jonathan Ichikawa ..read more
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Scholars of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy rally to the side of Viktor DeSantis in Florida
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by Brian Leiter
4d ago
Not really, but there may be a silver lining for them in the latest rain cloud: DeSantis’s proposals include requiring that students at the colleges take certain core courses “grounded in actual history, the actual philosophy that has shaped Western ..read more
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Lateral moves/retirements (etc.) since the 2021 Philosophical Gourmet Report: 2023 edition
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by Brian Leiter
4d ago
In addition to the separate posts announcing (generally tenured) faculty moves, I will keep a running list of all lateral moves (and retirements and deaths) not reflected in the faculty lists for the last PGR (some moves that took place ..read more
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Richard Marshall interviews Ludwig Büchner...
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by Brian Leiter
4d ago
at 3:16 AM. Büchner was something like the Richard Dawkins of his day, a proseltyzer, not for Darwin, but for physiology and materialism. His Kraft und Stoff was the best-selling book in Europe in the second half of the 19th-century ..read more
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Charlie Kirk "solves" the Euthyphro dilemma
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by Brian Leiter
4d ago
It's not fair to idiots to observe that Mr. Kirk is one, but this video certainly drives it home: (Thanks to David Livingstone Smith for the pointer ..read more
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