Tim Maudlin in the Atlantic
By S. Matthew Liao

Here is a very interesting interview with Tim Maudlin (NYU) about the philosophy of cosmology in The Atlantic:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/what-happened-be fore-the-big-bang-the-new-philosophy-of-cosmology/251608/

Do check it out!

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Anniversary Workshop
Where: New Haven, Yale University
When: April 13, 2012
Deadline for submission: March 2, 2012

Sponsored by the Global Justice Program of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Centrefor International and Area Studies, Yale University and the Program in Cognitive Science, Yale University

Keynote Speakers: Paul Slovic, University of Oregon and Nicole Hassoun, Carnegie Mellon University

The call
Many individuals in affluent nations are aware that a vast number of people live in conditions of severe poverty. Yet they are more likely to go to the movies or to buy an expensive sweater than they are to give their money to humanitarian aid. The question arises, how can individuals be motivated to act on their duties to aid the global poor?

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Society for Applied Philosophy is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the SAP 30th Anniversary Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

The Fellowship is tenable for one-year in association with a UK Philosophy Department to work on a clearly defined research project in any area of practical or applied philosophy. The salary is at the lowest spinal point of the grade 6 scale (approx. £24k), plus on-costs (National Insurance and pension contributions, and London Allowance where appropriate).

It’s official! The Eastern APA is moving to early January starting in 2015. Based on the survey results, this should greatly improve the lives of many people in our profession. Certainly, it will improve mine and my family’s. A big thanks to everyone who completed the APA survey as well the surveys here and here on Ethics Etc!

Here’s the message from the APA:

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