Friday, 21 February 2014

And the LSE too!

Congratulations to Jonathan Birch, who is awesome and who will be fighting the good philosophical fight as assistant professor at LSE!

Macquarie is on the up

I'm delighted that Rachael Brown, one of the best young philosophers of biology around, has been appointed lecturer at Macquarie in Sydney.

Monday, 17 February 2014

On posh cowboys, and other subject-specific heros

Peter Godfrey-Smith writes in Theory and Reality that scientists love Karl Popper because they enjoy the image he paints of them as "hard-headed cowboys, out on the range, with a stradivarius tucked into their saddlebags."

I remember well when I was scraping pennies as a grad student by invigilating at undergraduate exams,