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Philosophy News Share: End of May, 2022

As mentioned in my Summer 2022 Plans, to help keep readers up to date with philosophy news this summer, I’ll be be creating a space each month for individuals and institutions to share news. ¶ This is the first of these, for the remainder of May. ¶ If you have news of the sort that would typically appear on Daily Nous, please share it in the comments. By now most readers have a sense of what such news is, but just in case, here are some examples: faculty moves at the associate level or higher involving at least one department with a graduate program in philosophy philosophers winning awards, prizes, or other honors philosophers receiving substantial grants new philosophy journals new philosophy programs new research resources for philosophers new associations or groups for philosophers policy changes of note at philosophy journals, publishers, institutions data regarding philosophers, philosophy students, and philosophy (or efforts to gather such data) innovative presentations of philosophical information (e.g., visualizations) recognition or development of new methods of teaching philosophy new or unusual forms of public-facing philosophy major programs or initiatives regarding issues in the profession philosophy programs, majors, faculty, threatened with cuts noteworthy discoveries in the history of philosophy (such as a previously unknown manuscript by a well-known philosopher) scientific findings or technological developments of particular interest to philosophers current events regarding philosophers and academic freedom and freedom of speech philosophers involved with government or government policy philosophers filing amicus curiae briefs philosophers or philosophy playing... -

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The Pros and Cons of Technology in Gaming

Even while it used to be confined to a narrow demographic, online gaming is now enjoyed by individuals of all ages, especially children and teenagers. Adults are becoming increasingly interested in gaming as they are with events like the Coca Cola 600 since more and more games have more adult themes. ¶ We must weigh the drawbacks and benefits of the onslaught of new and contentious video games currently available on the market. Below are the pros and cons of technology in gaming: Pros of Technology in Gaming ¶ Even though gaming technology is widely stigmatized, it can have several positive effects. Sharpens Mind ¶ Children’s minds are stimulated and occupied when playing online games. Multiple levels or objectives are typical in video games,... -

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Philosopher Melissa Jacquart Awarded a Whiting Programs Fellowship

The Whiting Foundation has just announced that they will be awarding six $50,000 Fellowships and five $10,000 Seed Grants to a vibrant cross-section of public-humanities collaborations. We are pleased to announce that the APA’s nominee Dr. Melissa Jacquart (University of Cincinnati) has been awarded one of the $50,000 Fellowships for... -

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Wilhelm von Humboldt

[Revised entry by Kurt Mueller-Vollmer and Markus Messling on May 24, 2022. Changes to: Bibliography] Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand) von Humboldt, German man of letters extraordinary, close friend of the poets Goethe and Schiller, whose life's work encompasses the areas of philosophy, literature, linguistics, anthropology, education, and political... -

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Philosopher Melissa Jacquart Awarded a Whiting Programs Fellowship The Whiting Foundation has just announced that they will be awarding six $50,000 Fellowships and five $10,000 Seed Grants to a vibrant cross-section of public-humanities collaborations. We are pleased to announce that the APA’s nominee Dr. Melissa Jacquart (University of Cincinnati) has been awarded one of the $50,000 Fellowships for her project, Bringing Philosophy to […] Blog of the APA -


Philosophy News Share: End of May, 2022 As mentioned in my Summer 2022 Plans, to help keep readers up to date with philosophy news this summer, I’ll be be creating a space each month for individuals and institutions to share news. This is the first of these, for the remainder of May. If you have news of the sort that would typically appear on Daily Nous, please share it in the comments. By now most readers have a sense of what such... Daily Nous -


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Wilhelm von Humboldt [Revised entry by Kurt Mueller-Vollmer and Markus Messling on May 24, 2022. Changes to: Bibliography] Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand) von Humboldt, German man of letters extraordinary, close friend of the poets Goethe and Schiller, whose life's work encompasses the areas of philosophy, literature, linguistics, anthropology, education, and political thought as well statesmanship was born in Potsdam on June 22, 1767 and died at Tegel near Berlin on April 8, 1835. Although there has... Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -


GreaseWeazle I'm trying to thin the herd of old computers at home. I realized that the only real reason I had a 20-year-old Linux box at home was if I ever wanted to use a 3.5" drive in it to deal with floppies for various systems, especially my HP 1653B oscilloscope (I could get a USB floppy drive for one of the laptops at home, but they aren't usually compatible with non-DOS disk formats). Moreover, the 3.5"... Alexander Pruss -


Summer 2022 Plans: a Note to Readers Dear Readers, [J. Weinberg]I’ve been running Daily Nous for over 8 years with very few pauses. Maintaining the site consumes a fair amount of my time, energy, and attention. In part that’s a function of its success, and I feel quite fortunate to be able provide something that so many of my colleagues in philosophy find useful. But I also feel that I need a break from it—for various reasons, including that I have other... Daily Nous -


Advancements in Gaming Technology Technology has advanced in every aspect of life, including industries and the gaming industry has not been left out as seen in sports news online. Gaming apps can now be accessed by players easily and at a lesser cost, all thanks to technological advancement! Here are some awesome advancements in gaming technology. Development Tools With the advent of new tools, development has become easier and more accessible. The first advancement was the advent of 3D... Certain Doubts -


How Technology Has Changed the Gaming Industry The history of gaming is long and complicated, but it has always been about innovation and convenience as seen in the best online casino. If you’ve ever played a video game, you know that it’s more than just fun; it can also be challenging and even educational. The first video game was Spacewar by MIT students Steve Russell and Martin Graetz in 1971. Technology has impacted the gaming industry greatly, with everything around gaming changing... Certain Doubts -


The Pros and Cons of Technology in Gaming Even while it used to be confined to a narrow demographic, online gaming is now enjoyed by individuals of all ages, especially children and teenagers. Adults are becoming increasingly interested in gaming as they are with events like the Coca Cola 600 since more and more games have more adult themes. We must weigh the drawbacks and benefits of the onslaught of new and contentious video games currently available on the market. Below are the... Certain Doubts -


Influence of Videogames Technology on Social and Cultural Development Video games are a part of society and culture. They have been around for decades and the popularity of games is growing. We can only liken the growth to the popularity we see with NBA odds. With technology, things have changed and gaming has now more positive effects on social and cultural development. Playing video games is one of the easiest ways to have fun and spend time with your loved ones. Here is our... Certain Doubts -


Voluntary Euthanasia [Revised entry by Robert Young on May 24, 2022. Changes to: Main text] The entry sets out five conditions often said to be necessary for anyone to be a candidate for legalized voluntary euthanasia (and, with appropriate qualifications, physician-assisted suicide), outlines the moral case advanced by those in favor of legalizing voluntary euthanasia, and discusses the five most important objections made by those who deny that voluntary euthanasia is morally permissible and who are, in... Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -


New: Journal of Social and Political Philosophy The Journal of Social and Political Philosophy (JSPP) is a new peer-reviewed journal that aims to serve as a “forum in which to address the new challenges facing social and political thought in the twenty-first century.” The result of an initiative by the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University and published by Edinburgh University Press, JSPP is the first English language academic journal of social and political philosophy based in China. The journal is edited by... Daily Nous -


Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update The weekly report on new and revised entries at online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books… SEP New:     Normative Theories of Rational Choice: Rivals to Expected Utility by Lara Buchak. Revised: Nāgārjuna Jan Christoph Westerhoff. Algebraic Propositional Logic by Ramon Jansana. Peirce’s Deductive Logic by Sun-Joo Shin. Origen by Mark J. Edwards. Johann Gottfried von Herder by Michael Forster. Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher by Michael Forster. Friedrich Nietzsche by R. Lanier Anderson. Defaults... Daily Nous -


SENIOR MOMENTS A senior moment is a momentary mental lapse of the sort that people in my age bracket experience all too often. Forgetting where one put the car keys, blanking on the name of someone one has known for years, that sort of thing. It may be, but need not be, a distressing evidence of the onset of dementia. A charming cinematic example is Eli Wallach, in Holiday, who goes out for a walk, forgets where... The Philosopher’s Stone -


Ballantyne from Fordham to Arizona State Nathan Ballantyne, currently associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will be moving Arizona State University (ASU), where he will be associate professor of Philosophy, Cognition, and Culture in the university’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. Dr. Ballantyne works on several topics in epistemology concerning human judgment and inquiry. He is the author of the book, Knowing Our Limits, and several articles, which you can browse here and here. He takes up his... Daily Nous -


Skipper and Vassend to Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer Mattias Skipper, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Singapore, and Olav B. Vassend, currently an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, are both moving to the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Lillehammer). Mattias Skipper and Olav Vassend Dr. Skipper specializes in epistemology, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and philosophical psychology. You can check out his research here. Dr. Vassend specializes in formal epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of statistics, and decision theory.... Daily Nous -


Philosophy in a Newer Key: Outside the Professional Academy and Inside the Real World, #1. This is the first of two installments. Philosophy in a Newer Key: Outside the Professional Academy and Inside the Real World, #1. 0. Introduction If one feels the need to philosophize, how should one finance it? This is the real question for many postgraduate and PhD students who leave the university without a paid job. … [continue reading] Against Professional Philosophy -


THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE FUTURE, #24–Po-Mo Architecture, Crises in Physics and Big Science, and The One-Two Punch. This book, THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE FUTURE: Uniscience and the Modern World, by Robert Hanna, presents and defends a critical philosophy of science and digital technology, and a new and prescient philosophy of nature and human thinking. It is being made available here in serial format, but you can also download and read or share … [continue reading] Against Professional Philosophy -


TRANSLATION Marc asked for a translation. Here is my feeble effort:Dear Sir, I have just come from examining a bit your work: it is pretty silly; we do not need silly American thinkers (we already have enough problems with our own thinkers, influenced by the Americans); you can read or reread Tocqueville (and Marx) and leave this country, please, best regards Jean-Pierre Joffrin As I say, somewhat less charming in English. Oh well, he gets his wish.... The Philosopher’s Stone -


APA Member Interview: Martina Favaretto Martina Favaretto is a PhD candidate at Indiana University Bloomington. She works on ethics and history of philosophy, with a special focus on Kantian ethics.  What excites you about philosophy? Something that I find exciting is participating in a community that aims to advance the scholarship by critically evaluating each other’s contributions. And, even though […] Blog of the APA -