News archive - January 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Patricia Marino: Philosophy of Sex

Patricia Marino's Philosophy Compass survey article, 'Philosophy of Sex,' is out. It covers some topics you might expect, like objectification, rape, and queer theory, and some you might not, like polyamory, the medicalization of sexual desire, and the need for a theory of sexual justice.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Heather Douglas: The Value of Cognitive Values

Heather Douglas's paper in the Philosophy of Science just came out, 'The Value of Cognitive Values', which organizes the various cognitive and epistemic values so often discussed by philosophers and shows that they are appropriate for different functions in scientific reasoning, thus reducing the tensions among them.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SRPoiSE: The Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering

Carla Fehr announces that the website is up and running for The  Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) and new content is being added daily.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tim Kenyon: 2013 Essay Prize

Tim Kenyon who co-wrote a paper with Guillaume Beaulac (PhD candidate at Western) recently won the 2013 Essay Prize from the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking. The paper is called 'Critical Thinking and Biases' and a version is available here.