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Gabriele Contessa
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Prize: Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics
The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this com...
The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of ongoing support for the work of youn...
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Logic versus Rhetoric in Philosophical Argumentation
A few nights ago, I watched the first few minutes of Particle Fever , a documentary on the ATLAS project (I ended up only watching a bit of it but that's a different story). One of the most striking things for me as an ESL philosopher was to notice how much...
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"But You Are White!"; or What It's Like to Be A Wop in Philosophy
I have always been painfully aware of how insensitive and oblivious to matters of race (white) analytic philosophers are. However, I have never been as aware as in the last few days (in the wake of the LCC backlash) of the extent of the racial insensitivity...
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The LCC Backlash
About a week ago I wrote a post in which I proposed a Languaged Conference Campaign to highlight the underrepresentation of non-native English speakers in the line-ups of philosophy conference. I was expecting this to be a relatively uncontroversial move, s...
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> A first group were NES philosophers who seemed to be mostly intent on trying to undermine the campaign aims and methods, while seemingly asking innocent questions. 

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"But You Are White!"; or What It's Like to Be A Wop in Philosophy [UPDATED!!!!]
[UPDATED (November 2, 2014) I have revised the original post in light of the feedback I have received. I hope the new post is an improvement on the old one. I would like to thank John Drabinski and Mike Otsuka for their critical comments. Needless to say, a...
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Is Linguistic Bias Unfair or Just Unfortunate?
In a guest post at Feminist Philosopher, Sara Protasi argues that, while gender and racial biases are unjust , linguistic biases are merely unfortunate  (click the link "ESL philosophers" at the bottom of this post to see my posts on the topic so far). Sinc...
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"But You Are White!"; or What It's Like to Be A Wop in Philosophy
I have always been painfully aware of how insensitive and oblivious to matters of race many white analytic philosophers are. However, I have never been as aware as in the last few days (in the wake of the LCC backlash) of the extent of the racial insensitiv...
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I don't think so. I might be biased, since I stopped to care being a philosopher in the first place. But I know I ought to care. It's an interesting question. There are just too many interesting questions.
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    Philosophy, 2002 - 2007
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    Philosophy and History of Science, 2001 - 2002
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Verbal Disputes
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Abstract. The philosophical interest of verbal disputes is twofold. First, they play a key role in philosophical method. Many philosophical

BREAKING NEWS: Error Undoes Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results - Science...
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It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake a

Ordinary Objects (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
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