Month April 2021

Jargon & Citation in Philosophy

Kay Rosen, “Echoes” A study of papers published in academic science journals on the topic of “cave science” found that “papers containing higher proportions of jargon in their titles and abstracts were cited less frequently by other researchers.” If we…

$2 Million Gift Endows Kierkegaard Chair at St. Olaf

St. Olaf College is home to the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library. [Portrait of Soren Kierkegaard by Fabrizio Cassetta/LAUTIR] “We are thrilled to know our resources for teaching Christian philosophy, as well as 19th-century continental philosophy (including critics of…

Edmund Gettier (1927-2021)

He died two weeks ago. (via David Braun) Professor Gettier had interests in philosophy of language, metaphysics, and logic, but was known for his work in epistemology—famously, for his 3-page article, “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?“, published in 1963 in Analysis.…

The best coffee maker for 2021 – CNET

Read our Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 review. And there are plenty of compelling choices in between for a coffee lover’s brew. One is our Editors’ Choice winner, the Oxo Brew 8-Cup, our pick for best all-around automatic brewer. Another is…