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    - Brian Leiter
    MOVING TO FRONT Professor Christopher Pynes, co-editor of the PGR, has shared with me the FINAL draft of the faculty lists for the 2021 PGR, on which he welcomes feedback not later than September 27 (his contact information is on...
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    - Brian Leiter
    From an essay by philosopher Justin Smith (Paris VII): The political philosopher Jake McNulty reminded me recently of a wonderful observation of Adorno’s: that it was not the artists with firm political convictions expressed through their art, such as Bertolt...
    - Brian Leiter
    Joel Hamkins (logic, philosophical logic, philosophy of mathematics), currently Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University, and Barbara Montero (philosophy of mind and cognitive science, philosophy of dance), currently Professor of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island and the City...
    - Brian Leiter
    Back in 2011.
    - Brian Leiter
    Philosopher Lee Braver (South Florida) comments. Of course, Derrida really is a charlatan, but he is the exception and not the norm in the post-Kantian traditions in Continental European philosophy.
    - Brian Leiter
    Philosopher Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) comments.
    - Brian Leiter
    I'm skeptical, given the incursions of the authoritarian government in Beijing. Universities in Taiwain and Singapore (and maybe also New Zealand and Australia) may be the beneficiaries if a real exodus begins.
    - Brian Leiter
    MOVING TO FRONT FROM THIS MORNING[--UPDATED Professor Mills, a leading figure in political philosophy and philosophy of race, was, since 2016, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, before that having spent...
    - Brian Leiter
    This is instructive.
    Cora Cruz finds that sometimes you have to take both.
    by Chris Gill
    Dan Ray asks why drugs cannot be a part of good sport.
    Thomas R. Morgan notes a diabolical, and angelic, case of anti-realism.
    Jonathan Head looks at the life and thoughts of an early animal equaliser.
    Peter Adamson and Hanif Amin Beidokhti on Persian cross-cultural interpretations.
    Annabel Abbs follows Simone de Beauvoir’s thoughts over the horizon.
    Todd Mei says yes, as a duty of practical reason.
    Gary Cox considers the problematic side of freedom, from the edge of a cliff.
    Greg Artus contemplates (dis)embodiment, Zoom life and social media, through the ‘Looks’ of Sartre, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty.
    - Philosophy Now
    The Mental Universe Debate
    Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now (and author of The Metarevolution) is joined by members of London philosophy groups Philosophy For All and the Philosophical Society of England to debate an argument advanced by PFA member Kieran Quill that according to quantum mechanics the universe is mental in nature. Join us to hear the fallout. First broadcast on 29 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    The Linguistic Wizardry of Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein worked out how language has meaning, twice. He also thought that some of the most important things we can know we can’t express at all. Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now finds out the meaning and limits of language from guest Daniel Hutto from the University of Wollongong, NSW. First broadcast on 22 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Philosophy, Lies and Politics
    Might Nietzsche be right, claiming that lying is “a condition of life?” – Or Kant, arguing that lying means annihilating human dignity? Is it ever acceptable for governments to lie to the public or for individuals to lie to the government? Anja Steinbauer is joined by politician and philosopher Shahrar Ali and moral philosopher Piers Benn to discuss whether lying can be a good thing. First broadcast on 15 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Beyond Right and Wrong
    What is meta-ethics? How does meta-ethics differ from ethics, and what does it tell us about ethics? Why is it important for how we should live our lives? Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and his guests Edward Harcourt from Keble College, Oxford, and Richard Rowland from the University of Warwick, to find the answers to these questions and more. First broadcast on 8 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    The Hidden World of Immanuel Kant
    Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and guests John Callanan from King’s College, London, and Andrew Ward from the University of York to talk about the most important idea you’ve never heard of, and some other persuasive arguments from revolutionary but unfortunately unknown-to-the-world philosopher Immanuel Kant. First broadcast on 1 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    How Come Consciousness?
    Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and guests Philip Goff from the University of Liverpool and Tom McClelland from the University of Manchester as they try to work out how all that electricity between your nerve cells relates to and produces all your experiences and thoughts. First broadcast on 25 May 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Buddhist Philosophy
    What has Buddhism to offer the 21st Century? Join Anja Steinbauer and her guests, Martin Muchall and Rick Lewis, for a critical discussion of ideas in and about Buddhism. First broadcast on 18 May 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Impressions of David Hume
    Isaiah Berlin said of David Hume, “No man has influenced the history of philosophy to a deeper or more disturbing degree.” Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now plus guests Jane O’Grady, Peter Kail and James Arnold to find out why. First broadcast on 11 May 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    In Defence of Wonder
    Look inside the mind of a famous thinker: Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and writer Daryn Green talk to author and Philosophy Now columnist Raymond Tallis about his latest book, In Defence of Wonder, and about the influences and motivations which have made him a philosopher. Recorded on 31 May 2012.
    - Philosophy Now
    Philosophy and Literature
    Both philosophy and literature represent the world and reflect on it. They are clearly different, yet converge, overlap and relate to one another in various ways. Can anything be gained philosophically by examining literature? Conversely, does it add to our understanding of literature to look at it from a philosophical point of view? Anja Steinbauer, President of Philosophy For All, and her guests Gregory Currie from the University of Nottingham, Stacie Friend from Heythrop College, University of London, and Edward Harcourt from Keble College, University of Oxford, discuss truth and ethics in philosophy and literature. First broadcast on 27 March 2012 on Resonance FM.
    - Julian Savulescu
    Ethics of Vaccine Passports
    Vaccine Passports as a Human Right The main way to control the pandemic, as we have all painfully found out, has been to restrict the movement of people. This stops people getting infected and infecting others. It is the justified basis for quarantine of people who have been in high risk areas, lockdown, isolation and […]
    - Doug McConnell
    By Doug McConnell The European Parliament has adopted a tool called the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) which will apply the EU’s carbon pricing to imported goods. This means that imports from countries with lesser or non-existent carbon pricing will effectively face a tariff. Various governments including Australia and China have objected strongly to the […]
    - Alberto Giubilini
      Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford   Against the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)’s advice that did not recommend COVID-19 vaccination for children, the four Chief Medical Officers in the UK have just recommended that all children aged 12-15 should be vaccinated with the mRNA Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. […]
    - Charles Foster
    By Charles Foster An unprecedented editorial has just appeared in many health journals across the world. It relates to climate change. The authors say that they are ‘united in recognising that only fundamental and equitable changes to societies will reverse our current trajectory.’ Climate change, they agree, is the major threat to public health. Here […]
    - Lisa Forsberg
    Written by Lisa Forsberg, Anthony Skelton, Isra Black In early September, children in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to return to school. (Scottish schoolchildren have already returned.) Most will not be vaccinated, and there will be few, if any, measures in place protecting them from COVID-19 infection. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and […]
    - Stephen Rainey
    Written by Stephen Rainey Artificial intelligence (AI) is anticipated by many as having the potential to revolutionise traditional fields of knowledge and expertise. In some quarters, this has led to fears about the future of work, with machines muscling in on otherwise human work. Elon Musk is rattling cages again in this context with his […]
    - Ben Davies
    By Ben Davies Academics, especially early in our careers, move around quite a lot. Having done my PhD in London, I have also lived or worked in Leeds, Liverpool, Oxford, and rural Pennsylvania; I am far from the most well-travelled academic I know. In many cases, when we arrive at a new job, we know […]
    - Roger Crisp
    by Roger Crisp In recent decades, it has often been said that we are living at the ‘hinge of history’, an unprecedented period during which some catastrophic event such as rapid climate change, a nuclear war, or the release of a synthesized pathogen may bring an end to human and perhaps all sentient life on […]
    - Gabriel De Marco
    Written by Gabriel De Marco This blog post is based on a co-authored paper (w. Tom Douglas and Julian Savulescu) recently published in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.   When it comes to determining how healthcare resources should be allocated, there are many factors that could—and perhaps should—be taken into account. One such factor is […]
    - Alberto Giubilini
      Alberto Giubilini, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and WEH, University of Oxford Erica Charters, Faculty of History and WEH, University of Oxford     A discussion on the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is overdue. We keep hearing that ‘we are in the middle of a pandemic’. However, it is not clear what […]