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The Challenges Faced by Adjunct Faculty

Jonathan D. Parsons, adjunct professor of philosophy at the College of DuPage, will be giving a presentation on the curricular and professional challenges faced by adjunct faculty at the upcoming Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). He has put together a short survey “to collect information on those challenges and identify potential trends.” If you are an adjunct professor, please consider taking it. Click here for the survey. The post The Challenges Faced by Adjunct Faculty appeared first on Daily [More]

Down Girl by Kate Manne Wins APA Book Prize

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University, has won the 2019 Book Prize from the American Philosophical Association (APA) for her Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. The APA states: In Down Girl, Kate Manne calls attention to an underappreciated question in the literature: how should we understand misogyny? She advances a new account of it to make sense of some of the most fundamental issues in feminist thought and political philosophy. Despite the ambitious nature of her project, the end result is a powerful view that nevertheless seems like common sense. Manne has succeeded in measurably improving the quality of public discourse on very timely and vexed issues by writing a book that is both accessible and rigorous. The APA’s Book Prize is awarded every other year for the best, published book that was written by a younger scholar during the previous two years. The prize is $4,000, which will be presented at the upcoming Eastern Division meeting of the APA. Honorable Mention for the prize went to Sarah Moss, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, for her book, Probabilistic Knowledge.   The post Down Girl by Kate Manne Wins APA Book Prize appeared first on Daily [More]

Lopes Elected Next Chair of APA Board of Officers

The Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association (APA) has elected Dominic McIver Lopes, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, as its next chair. Professor Lopes has served in many leadership roles in the APA, including that of secretary-treasurer of the Pacific Division from 2008 to 2016. He is also the winner of the APA’s 2018 Quinn Prize, which is awarded “in recognition of service to philosophy and philosophers, broadly construed.” He is also president of the Canadian Philosophical Association. Professor Lopes will be succeeding current chair Chesire Calhoun (Arizona State University). He begins his three-year term as Board Chair on July 1st, 2020. More information here. The post Lopes Elected Next Chair of APA Board of Officers appeared first on Daily [More]

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