Month August 2021

Impostor Syndrome, Brilliance, and Philosophy

A new study concludes that the more a discipline is thought to value innate “brilliance” or raw intellectual talent, the more that women in it—and especially women from groups traditionally underrepresented in that discipline—experience impostor syndrome. [Alexandra Exter, “Cirque”] Inside…

APA/ASA Danto Prize Winner Announced

Sarah Lewis’s paper ‘Groundwork: Race and Aesthetics in the era of Stand Your Ground Law’ is a beautifully written, original, and penetrating paper that reflects on the concept of ‘grounding’ as it considers a range of works of art that…

Best 3D printer for 2021 – CNET

Thanks to an army of creators who are passionate about handmade goods, maker culture is alive and well — which is why 3D printers are now more popular than ever. I first became interested in 3D printing a few years…

First-Generation College Students and Philosophy

A philosophy professor has embarked on a project to understand and address issues faced by philosophy students who are first-generation college students or members of other traditionally underrepresented groups, and she could use your help. Bailie Peterson, assistant professor of…

Jeffrey H. Barker (1957-2021)

Dr. Barker’s scholarship and teaching focused on biomedical ethics, legal and political philosophy, and twentieth-century German philosophy. He earned his PhD from Purdue University and his undergraduate degrees from California State University, Chico. Before coming to Converse, he taught at…