Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Philosophical Journal: Thought

A new philosophical journal of "short, sharp philosophical essays" has just been established at the Northern Institute of Philosophy in Scotland and published by Wiley-Blackwell: Thought. Better still, the first two years of the journal will be open access.

Here's what the editors, Crispin Wright and John Divers have to say about its focus in their inaugural editorial:
Thought will specialise in the publication of short original analytical philosophical papers bearing within the following areas of the subject: Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Epistemology (including formal epistemology and confirmation theory), and Philosophy of Mind. We intend that our readers will be exposed to the most central and significant issues and positions in contemporary philosophy that fall within this broad remit. We will publish only papers that exemplify the highest standards of clarity, and that promise to have significant impact on existing front-line debates or to lead to new ones. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Epistemology of Climate Change Denialism

Duane Griffin
Senior Philosophy Majors Jaclyn Skurko and Rachel Moger-Reischer recently interviewed Professor Duane Griffin of the Geography Department about anthropogenic climate change and the skepticism surrounding it as part of a project for Philosophy 311: Doubt, Disagreement, and Dogmatism. Listen to the audio of their discussion:

You might also be interested in a recent "Ask the Experts" Professor Griffin participated in.

Philosophical Films at the Campus Theatre next Fall!

We're excited to announce that four of the films for the upcoming Philosophy in Film course will be screened at the beautiful Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. This year's course will focus on philosophical questions about knowledge, mind, and reality primarily through contemporary science fiction film. For further information about the course, check out the course website and the Course Guides (8AM / 9AM).

Stay tuned to the blog for film announcements (you don't have to be in the class to come watch!).