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UKZN hosts MEPSS II in Durban

The second Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science Symposium (MEPSS) is to be held in Durban, hosted by the philosophy discipline at UKZN. Speakers and topics at the event, taking place on June 27 and 28, include: Jane Anderson (University … Continue reading

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February 2015 – More on philosophy and employability

Here’s an interested recent article about philosophy and employability, and more specifically about the impact on lifetime earnings of studying the humanities, and some humanities disciplines more specifically: Surprise: Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return On Investment This piece refers to an analysis, … Continue reading

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Recent articles about Philosophy and the workplace

Here are some additional articles about philosophy and the workplace. Key to Innovation: Hire a Philosophy Major This is a commentary on a 2013 piece in the New York Times called “How to get a job with a philosophy degree” … Continue reading

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Third Year Philosophy Courses in 2015

The following courses will be offered at final year level in 2015. Semester 1 Phil 301 (A central philosophical problem) Philosophy of Law – Prof Patrick Lenta This module, comprised of four sections, provides an introduction to the philosophy of … Continue reading

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What is Philosophy? A partial answer in quotations

Maria Popova over at Brainpickings has compiled a collection of statements about philosophy is, mostly by relatively well known contemporary philosophers. Taken as a collection, they give a sense of what it is that professional philosophers today think they are … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Employability – Update

Here is a recent blog post by David Bain about the topic of employability with a philosophy degree (or a first degree with a major in philosophy): Employability of Philosophy Students. In addition, the Subject Centre for Philosophy and Religious … Continue reading

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Public talks by UKZN Philosopher

In December of 2013 the Free Society Institute held a conference in Johannesburg called Thinking Things Through. One of the speakers there was UKZN Philosophy Professor David Spurrett, on the topic “Showing your working: Science, and the collaborative nature of … Continue reading

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