If you haven’t already seen it, let me recommend to you the recent documentary, The Red Pill, filmed by Cassie Jaye. Jaye begins the documentary as a full-blown Hollywood feminist. She hears about the so-called Men’s Rights Movement, which she views as sexist, bigoted, and, in general, hateful toward women. She begins to seriously investigate the movement, motivated by curiosity of what could be driving people (to her shock, the Men’s Rights Movement includes women too) [Continue reading]
In response to reader requests that we add a search bar so that old posts are easier to find, we have added one at the bottom right-hand corner. You can either type in a word, such as ‘feminism’, and all our posts on that topic will come up, or you can click on the “Category Search” button and search a particular author’s posts.
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]
PEA Soup announced its first annual PEA Soup Awards recently. Scanning the list of winners, I noticed that only two of the eighteen winners were women. This raises an important question: Are there really so few women doing quality ethics and political philosophy, or are the editors and readers of PEA Soup blinded by implicit bias? This doesn’t even come close to matching the rate of women in philosophy. Justin W., what do you think?
The president, vice president, and chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently released a statement on the administration’s ending of the illegal DACA program, calling the action “reprehensible.” You’ll notice I called DACA “illegal”. That is because President Obama, after going around the country in townhall meetings and correctly reminding frustrated supporters that he couldn’t just use executive action on immigration because he’s not a king, went ahead and did it anyway. Congress [Continue reading]
It’s hard to believe that a full year has gone by, but today is the first anniversary of Rightly Considered! We started this blog out of frustration with how nothing close to our views received any articulation, let alone discussion, on any of the other general philosophy blogs. We wanted to create a platform for right-leaning philosophers to find and talk to each other. In the first year we did 164 posts, and we gained [Continue reading]
Jason Stanley has a message for leftist professors, and I just thought I’d help him get the word out as far and wide as possible. Yes, it’s true, leftist professors. Jason experienced this first-hand when the so-far-right-they-are-Genghis Khan website Rightly Considered published his Facebook status, which said “Fuck those assholes,” about the stately Richard Swinburne and supporters of traditional views on sexual ethics. Of course, they completely ripped it out of context! So be careful leftist [Continue reading]
Poll Finds More Germans fear the Spaghetti Monster that ISIS (or might as well). You should be skeptical of arguments for open borders (duh). Is climate science Dadaist science? Friend of the blog, Neven Sesardic, weighs in on whether philosophy really improves thinking for students. Angelo M. Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University writes, ‘The Rise of Political Correctness‘. Is the political thought found in Martin Heidegger a threat to liberal democracy? [Continue reading]
Daily Nous just reported the blockbuster pickup of the summer: Restricted free agents Suzy Killmister and David Ripley, two philosophers I’ve never heard of, just signed with Monash University. This will surely shake up the Philosophical Gourmet’s very objective rankings, due to be updated soon. Look for Monash to contend for the top spot in Australia, while UConn will have to do some quick work to avoid slipping into the forties amongst U.S. schools.
A new paper on gender effects in philosophy: “Market outcomes starting in 2014 and going back 10 years offer no evidence women are at a disadvantage in tenure-track competitions. The same can be said for the other objective measures that were examined including publishing and the reputations of home and hiring departments. No statistically significant evidence that pervasive dysfunction in departmental cultures is harming early career market outcomes of budding women philosophers could be found.” (emphasis [Continue reading]