It seems clear to me that the modern day sickness afflicting the West today, with its moral scepticism, feminism and liberalism, stems from the abandonment of the pre-modern Christian worldview, particularly its emphasis on nature and the natural order. Let me explain. Nature and the natural order was once seen as immanently ordered, purposed-driven, reasoned, moral, and hierarchical. God was the ruler of all things and all things were, ultimately, dependent upon Him and existing [Continue reading]
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]
When Daily Nous first broke the Hypatia story from last month with this post, it sparked a flurry of reactions from across the discipline of philosophy. Many far-left feminists objected to the article, claiming that its publication was irresponsible and harmful to both the transgender community and the black community. In this post, I’m going to examine the public Facebook reaction of professor Lisa Guenther at Vanderbilt University, who works in phenomenology, feminism, and mass [Continue reading]
A few day ago, Senator Bernie Sanders questioned Russell Vought’s beliefs regarding salvation. Here’s Vought’s questioned belief: Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned. Sanders didn’t like this belief. Here’s a bunch of stuff Sanders said to Vought and others as reported by Emma Green (see here): “In my view, the statement made by Mr. Vought [Continue reading]
…after his devastatingly well-argued piece on overrepresentation of women in philosophy. We ourselves have survived hacking attempts and thrived. Bring it. UPDATE: It is now back online.
Cato: The Scientific Argument Against The Paris Climate Agreement Andrew McCarthy’s Legal Analysis of Obama’s Illegal Actions The U.S. Can’t Quit the Paris Agreement Because It Never Joined The Ineffectiveness of Such Agreements on Reducing Carbon Is Global Warming a Myth: This Climate Scientist Says, “Yes” The 97% Consensus Fraud Debunked Here and Here
There is a a relatively new resource available to philosophers looking to publish work, which readers might find useful. This website gives information on 182 different philosophy journals’ average time of review, the percentage of papers accepted for publication, the quality of the review, the overall experience with the journal, and the average time to publication.
Federal Philosopher reported on this earlier, unlike the usual suspects. Social Injustice appears to score a minor victory.
Philosophical Studies published this specimen on the rate of women publishing in philosophy journals. Of particular note is not why in the hell Phil Studies published some half-baked social science paper, but that women were slightly overrepresented in journals that had non-anonymous reviews but underrepresented in those which had anonymous reviews. For analysis and to see how the authors spun the data (which no doubt will gain some traction) see this helpful commentary. Here is a [Continue reading]
This is the first in our “Basket of Deplorable Links” posts. We plan to make it a regular feature. Philippe Lemoine’s analysis of the Trump/Russia witch hunt and the recent New York Times’s fake news story. Germany cracks down on free speech. “On Friday morning Maas introduced a draft law to the Bundestag which requires social media networks to remove any references to the mass nonwhite invasion of Germany, and which forbids the spreading of any [Continue reading]