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MA in Philosophy of Nature, Information, and Technology, at Staffordshire

MA IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY – DISTANCE LEARNING

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

AVAILABLE FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME (START IN SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY)

The MA in the Philosophy of Nature, Information and Technology is a new programme taught by senior staff with extensive experience of distance learning. The course examines approaches to understanding the world as a complex network of material relations. It will combine an introduction to ontological perspectives on information and communication with work on new materialisms and posthumanism, and will address work by philosophers including Michel Serres, Donna Haraway, Karen Barad, Stacy Alaimo, Rosi Braidotti, N Katherine Hayles, Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others. Its aim is to encourage new thinking on the material world and the connections between nature, knowledge, and social and political life. Students will be encouraged to address contemporary problems such as the climate crisis, the relation between science and politics, and data-driven surveillance culture.

We welcome students from around the world and offer an intellectually challenging but friendly and supportive environment in which to study.

Further details: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/philosophy-nature-information-technology-ma

If you have any queries, please contact David Webb, d.a.webb@staffs.ac.uk.

Testimonials
“My experiences so far have been overwhelmingly positive. The tutors are very helpful, the modules generally well designed, and the literature interesting and intellectually stimulating. I’ve benefitted from other students’ insights, too, who, along with the tutors, have helped me gain traction on issues in continental philosophy. Philosophy at Staffs promotes a very convivial atmosphere for learning.”

“Having spent a year of distance learning studying analytical philosophy at another university, I wanted to get a solid grounding in European philosophy so I transferred to do my second year of the MA with Staffs. I am delighted that I did so, not least because of the quality of tuition and the participation of the other students on the lively discussion forums but also because you are challenged and encouraged at every stage to develop your thinking. It was demanding, of course, and the academic standard is very high. But having just finished, I am now confident that I have the skills and knowledge to continue in philosophy whenever I decide to. Thoroughly recommended.”

“Staffordshire’s Distance Learning M.A. In Continental Philosophy has been the perfect solution to mediate my work schedule and desire to continue learning philosophy! Dr. Webb and Dr. Burnham have been excellent teachers and guides in each module that I’ve taken – and I’m extremely pleased with their critical, yet thoughtful, engagement with students.”

Be interviewed for a project on diversity in Philosophy

Anne-Marie McCallion from Manchester University writes:

I am looking for students to take part in my research into diversity in philosophy and factors that cause the attrition of marginalised groups from the undergraduate to postgraduate levels. This research is part of an AHRC [Arts and Humanities Research Council] funded joint project with the British Philosophical Association and the Diversity Reading List.

I am interested in recruiting participants of all levels of philosophical study from undergraduate to postgraduate levels in order to discuss their experience of studying philosophy and thoughts about curriculum diversity. Participation in this research will involve a semi-structured interview concerning some central philosophical topics, experiences studying philosophy, and why you would like to continue (or not to continue) in philosophy. The interview will last approximately one hour and will take place via Zoom. There will also be a short questionnaire to fill out prior to the interview.  If you are interested in participating in this research please email me ( anne-marie.mccallion@manchester.ac.uk) so that I can send you a participant information sheet which will contain more information. I am also more than happy to answer any questions you may have via email.   

Undergraduate journal – Epistemai

Epistemai, the University of Minnesota’s undergraduate philosophy journal, is now accepting paper submissions for our 2021 edition.

We’re looking for excellent undergraduate papers from any philosophical tradition and discipline. Selections will be made based on originality, engagement with the source material, depth of argument, maturity of vocabulary, clarity, conciseness, and accessibility of thoughts and language. We welcome submissions from diverse philosophical backgrounds and on a broad variety of topics. 

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  •  all personal information (do not include name anywhere else in the paper): your name, your email, and your undergraduate institution name. 

Papers will be selected by early spring. You will be notified as to our decision at that time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Contact Kiley Komro at Komro012@umn.edu, with any questions.

Undergraduates! Publish your Papers! (In Idaho)

Hello,


The University of Idaho’s undergraduate journal of philosophy, The Hemlock, is looking to accept paper submissions for its 18th edition. Submissions from all areas of philosophical inquiry and from all institutions are welcome.


.PDF or .docx (word) format only

Include a works cited page

2000-4000 words (submissions slightly outside of this range are welcome)

<200 word abstract


The Hemlock is double-blind peer-reviewed. All authors whose papers are accepted for peer review will receive ample and constructive feedback. The top papers from peer review will be either accepted for publication or returned to the author for one opportunity to revise and resubmit the manuscript. We strive to maintain clear and prompt communication with all those interested in our journal.


The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2021. Please send all submissions to TheHemlockPapers@gmail.com, and do not hesitate to reach out to this address with questions about the journal. See here for a flyer with this information.


We look forward to seeing your work.


All best,

Trevor Woodward


Editor, The Hemlock Papers

Undergraduate reviewers for philosophy journal wanted

CALL FOR EXTERNAL REVIEWERS

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as manuscript reviewers.

Stance reviewers hone their writing, researching, and analysis skills by evaluating original papers by some of the world’s most talented undergraduate scholars. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. A letter of recommendation from a professor who is familiar with the student’s philosophical abilities is required.

Stance has two types of manuscript reviewers. “External Reviewers” evaluate two or three manuscripts, typically in late January or early February. “Assistant Editorial Board Members” serve on our major review teams. Assistant Editorial Board Members consider approximately 20 -30 papers in December. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review and are guided by an experienced Stance staff member. Reviewers are credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

To apply, please visit https://www.stancephilosophy.com/for-reviewers-1 and follow the instructions provided on the Call for Reviewers.

Please contact us at ballstatestance@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Deadline: October 16, 2020