Recently Published Book Spotlight: The Rules of Rescue
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by Theron Pummer & Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen
2d ago
Theron Pummer is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He works on issues in ethics and metaphysics and has published on topics related to effective altruism, obligation, and rescue. His first book The Rules of Rescue: Cost, Distance, and Effective Altruism (Oxford University Press, 2023) addresses questions surrounding the ethics ..read more
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APA Member Interview: Kellan Head
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by Sabrina D. MisirHiralall
2d ago
Kellan Head is a Ph.D. student at Syracuse University. His interests are largely metaethical: Kellan’s research primarily examines normativity and the nature of value, especially in the epistemic realm. He is also interested in theories of well-being. What is your favorite book of all time? Nightwood by Djuna Barnes. It’s a fairly short novel published ..read more
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What Does It Mean to Be a Race in a Loving World?: Healing the Wounds of Racism in the Philosophy Classroom
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by Miguel Cerón-Becerra
4d ago
In this post, I will reflect on my experience in the Critical Philosophy of Race class I took with Jackie Scott at Loyola University Chicago in Spring 2022. I chose this experience because the pedagogical model of the class offered me something different from other philosophy courses I have taken. I would broadly describe this ..read more
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The Caribbean Philosophical Association’s 2023 Award Winners
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by Lewis Gordon
5d ago
The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the association’s awards for contributions to philosophical thought, literature, mentorship, and best papers at the association’s 2022 international conference: Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award Gerald Horne  Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award Nkiru Nzegwu Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Outstanding Activist Intellectual and ..read more
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GRIEF-SPUN WISDOM IN THE DIRT: Of Popular Death Practices
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by Shannon Lee Dawdy & Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
1w ago
A conversation about dirt becomes a discussion of death, grief, and philosophy ..read more
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APA Member Interview: Eric Shoemaker
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by Sabrina D. MisirHiralall
1w ago
Eric Shoemaker is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. His primary research interests are in democratic theory and the philosophy of law, and his work thus far has focused on the topic of the political applications of random selection. Eric completed his JD at the University of Toronto in 2020. Eric has taught ..read more
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R. Lanier Anderson elected next APA board chair
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by APA Communications
1w ago
The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that at its meeting last fall, the APA board of officers elected Prof. R. Lanier Anderson the association’s next board chair. Anderson, who will succeed Prof. Dominic McIver Lopes of the University of British Columbia, will begin his three-year term on July 1, 2023. R. Lanier Anderson ..read more
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Nope’s Social Demons
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by Jason Read
1w ago
In an interview that has gone viral in several places, Jordan Peele stated that he had five films planned on what he referred to as “social demons.” As he stated in the interview: “The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of, especially when we get together ..read more
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Simone de Beauvoir and “Women’s Work”
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by Anne van Leeuwen
1w ago
1. Crisis of Reproduction In the short film, Loin du 16e (Far from the 16th), Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas evocatively portray what we might identify as a contradiction within social reproduction. Lasting less than five minutes, the film depicts an otherwise unremarkable day for the nameless young woman that is its central protagonist: she awakens ..read more
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My Body, Not My Choice: The Complicated Ethics of Abortion
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by Perry Hendricks
1w ago
Editor’s note: This post is part of the Blog of the APA’s continued engagement with arguments related to the topic of abortion. Posts providing alternative perspectives can be found here, here, and here. Roe has fallen. Unsurprisingly, this has led to an increase in attention given to the ethical and legal status of abortion. Even less surprisingly, this has ..read more
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