Arvan’s 2021 Philosophy Jobs Report

How many tenure track positions in philosophy were advertised during the 2020-2021 job market season? Related: Much Fewer Academic Philosophy Jobs Advertised This Season Second, according to a report from Marcus Arvan (Tampa), who regularly tracks this information, there were just…

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.…