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Philosophy, Tenured/Tenure-track

Job List:  Asia/Africa/Australasia Name of institution:  NYU Shanghai Town:  Shanghai Country:  China Job Description:  NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Philosophy. We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy. We invite applications from candidates in any field, but have special interest in those with expertise in moral or political philosophy and/or history of [More]

Dialetheism and its Applications

2020.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adam Rieger and Gareth Young (eds.), Dialetheism and its Applications, Springer, 2019, 176pp., $119.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783030302207. Reviewed by Riccardo Bruni, University of Florence Dialetheism (or, more simply, "glut theory" as dual of familiar truth-value "gap theories") is the view according to which there are true contradictions. Quite a hard view to legitimate, which explains why it seems to have only very few genuine supporters. Yet, it is not, or it is supposed not to be, confused with the view according to which every contradiction is true, also known as "trivialism", which entails that there is not even something such as "true" different from "false" and everything is both true and false. To fortify the difference between glut theory and trivialism is possibly even a harder task, especially if one sticks to forms of reasoning somewhat committed to classical logic and the principle of ex-falso quodlibet, that... Read [More]

Religious Freedom and COVID-19

Lawsuits have been filed by some religious groups because of certain restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19. One obvious concern about these lawsuits is that churches have been among the super spreaders of COVID-19. The spreading, obviously, has nothing to do with religion but with people holding in person gatherings without masks and then going [More]