A New Philosophy Resource

May 30, 2017 Walter Montgomery 0

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.

Another Failed Attempt by Feminist Propagandists in Philosophy

May 26, 2017 AR-15 3

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]

Basket of Deplorable Links

May 25, 2017 AR-15 9

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]

On Disability: Should We Be Ableists?

May 22, 2017 Catholic Hulk 35

Remember when some members of the Society of Christian Philosophers lost their minds regarding Richard Swinburne’s claim that homosexuality is a disability (see here)? Part of their outrage emanated in response to the idea that disability is a bad thing, something to avoid, remedy, or cure. Apparently, that’s “ableism,” something we are called to see as bad or oppressive. But I don’t think so. As I see it, human beings are creations with a nature: There [Continue reading]

More Recordings Surface in the Curry Case

May 19, 2017 AR-15 2

This just in. I have not been following the story closely, so I will reserve the right to comment about the details later. I see that the Daily Noise is (of course) taking pains to defend Curry. One thing that we do know is that, if Curry were white, he would have been forced out long, long ago. Such is the state of Amerika. Do readers have any insight into this?

Dethroning King, Defending Dreher

May 18, 2017 AR-15 2

“A responsible critic aspires to the heights of intellectual charity, and at least rises to the level of fairness.” So says Nathan (Nate) King at The American Conservative in an article much lauded today by many professing philosophers.  The article is, for the most part, a criticism of Rod Dreher’s provocatively titled essay, “The Self-Murder of Academic Philosophy.”  In the latter essay, Dreher leads by asking why anyone would choose to go into academic philosophy today. He then [Continue reading]

Changes Coming

May 18, 2017 Walter Montgomery 0

Changes are coming to Rightly Considered. I wanted to take a moment to announce that, as some of our regular contributors finish up semesters. We started this website with hopes that it might gain some following, but not really knowing what to expect. We didn’t know whether anyone outside of ourselves would care. What we learned in the following months was that people do care—we’ve had a number of other major blogs link to us, we’ve gotten [Continue reading]

Hypatia: A Bridge Too Far?

May 10, 2017 Walter Montgomery 4

Some might look at the recent outrage over Hypatia‘s publication of Rebecca Tuvel’s paper defending transracialism as an indication that the radical left in philosophy has finally gone too far—we have finally hit the high water mark of cultural Marxism in the academy. I don’t see much grounds for optimism here, if you are on the right. The fact of the matter is that this is an in-house fight between people unified in their belief [Continue reading]

On Deadnaming and the Hypatia Debacle

May 9, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 15

In the wake of the fallout from Rebecca Tuvel’s Hypatia article, “In Defense of Transracialism,” I became acquainted with another leftist neologism—”deadnaming.” What’s that? Apparently, it’s referring to a transgender individual by his birth name. That’s a big no-no. Tuvel, an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, is guilty of it in her paper. According to the apoplectic, Tuvel “uses vocabulary and frameworks not recognized, accepted, or adopted by the conventions of the [Continue reading]