The Politicization of Job Advertisements in Philosophy

December 14, 2017 Bob le flambeur 6

It has been noted that job advertisements in philosophy are increasingly moving away from core areas such as metaphysics and epistemology. For example, Prof. Marcus Arvan, of the University of Tampa, counted the number of times an area is mentioned as a desired area of specialization (AOS) in PhilJobs job advertisements in the period from August 1, 2016 to May 31st, 2017. For entry-level, tenure-track positions, he came up with the following numbers: Area Mentions [Continue reading]

Basket of Deplorable Links

December 11, 2017 AR-15 1

Catholic philosophers argue about whether the death penalty is intrinsically wrong. Modern day corporate culture squashes free speech, and government helped encourage this culture. Don’t know what to think about the Net Neutrality issue? Here’s everything you need to know on why it’s a terrible idea. More justification for skepticism about the catastrophic effects of “climate change”. You probably already knew this, because readers of our blog tend to be smart, but in case you [Continue reading]

In Defence of Philosopher Tully Borland

December 7, 2017 Catholic Hulk 12

Philosopher Tully Borland wrote an article arguing that Alabama citizens should still vote for Moore even if the allegations against him were mostly true. It’s a provocative argument, but it is still sensible and arguable. It’s worth the read. It is therefore surprising that this argument led to venomous abuse and slander toward Borland, with some writers accusing him of defending pedophilia and the molestation of children. These charges are not just false, but also [Continue reading]

On the Black Family, Absentee Parents and Progressivism

November 24, 2017 Catholic Hulk 2

In previous blogposts, I noted that 60s and modern liberalism have been unkind to the black family. The troubles of the black family are widely known, and it is without question that the black family has had a comparably bad run from the 1960s onward. But why? It’s hard to be exact and certain about that, but here is something to note: The black family has had greater problems with absentee parents than white families [Continue reading]

Progressive Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017 Progressive Pat 2

Hi, this is Progressive Pat. Thanks to the editors of Rightly Considered for allowing me to share some things for which I am thankful. Avarice—since everyone knows that what goes on in humanity departments isn’t worthwhile, we’re thankful for the motivation enabling us to complain that our salaries aren’t equal to those in the School of Profit Business. Pride—what fun is virtue signaling and humble bragging on social media about how “humbled” you are to [Continue reading]

University Teacher in Trouble for Presenting Jordan Peterson Neutrally

November 21, 2017 Catholic Hulk 6

The university is in a crisis. If you’re honest, lefties, you know that this crisis isn’t generated by conservatives and right-wingers, but by a loud and active portion of the socially left. They’re trying to reframe the goal of the university, control speech and dominate the platform. If you’re on the left and you oppose this action, you need to speak to them about it, because they are crazy. Lord knows I’ve tried, but none of [Continue reading]

Anti-Conservative Bias on the Job Market

November 20, 2017 Walter Montgomery 15

I once interviewed for a job, and in the process, my interviewers described what the ideal professor would be like at this university. They of course mentioned teaching and research. But they also said that the ideal professor would be someone who is transformative and makes an impact on not just students, but the community. If you are in academia long enough, you know that this is all code. It’s interesting because it’s the exact [Continue reading]

“A certain kind of conservative”

November 13, 2017 Bob le flambeur 14

Remember Oxford Professor of the Philosophy of Law Leslie Green, who stated that conservatives are not welcome at universities “because they are universities”? (Here, here and here are some good responses.) Admittedly, Green went on to qualify his claim by restricting it to “a certain kind of conservative” (at least at one point). However, he did not mention other, more welcome kinds of conservatives. At least in this respect, Professor Joseph Heath, of the University of Toronto, [Continue reading]

How to Do Philosophy Without a Hammer

November 8, 2017 Federal Philosopher 2

Social pressure is so powerful and so is self-deception. You have to be a bit anti-social to stand your ground. Selah You can be and do anything you want and be praised for it, if only you kneel in fealty to 21st century cultural Marxism and sexual paganism. And everyone is so nice. Like me. So why shouldn’t you kneel? Why shouldn’t I? What wonderful friends. Supportive, kind, virtuous, on the right side of history. [Continue reading]