30 November 2011

Colloquium reminder

from today's Dateline:

--SPEL Colloquium Thursday
Jess Kyle, PhD candidate in philosophy at Binghamton University will speak on "The Problem of Global Worldlessness: Competing Care Values in Military Humanitarian Intervention Debates" from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in UUW-324. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robert Guay at rguay@binghamton.edu.

21 November 2011

Black Friday

even at Schoenhofs, apparently, and lasting four days.

not much philosophy in their inventory, but go read Proust or something.

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17 November 2011

world philosophy day

oh shit, almost missed it, still 51 minutes to celebrate:


14 November 2011

new JFP came out last week, fwiw

highlight, though you'd really think this one should be online only:

17. CYCORP, AUSTIN, TX. Cycorp has an immediate opening for an Ontologist. The opening is for regular, full-time employment with a private company, and involves no teaching duties. Nonteaching duties: The successful candidate will help us bring human-level AI into existence and into widespread use. You will be extending the world’s largest knowledge based system, Cyc, both in its breadth of general common sense and in its depth in fields ranging from finance to energy to manufacturing to search to medicine to counterterrorism. You will work as part of a team, alongside other ontologists and AI programmers. Through introspection, reading, and discussions with domain experts, you will codify and formalize important, general pieces of knowledge about the world, and you will test the growing AI system’s understanding of what you’ve taught it.

it's nice to see 'introspection' part of a job description.

13 November 2011

SPEL workshop reminder

"abstracts and turning seminar papers into gold"

Thu 17 Nov
usual time
usual place

mandatory for 1st and 2nd year students; optional for everyone else.

06 November 2011

SPEL workshop reminder

"Syllabus construction/course design"

Thu 10 Novemeber
usual time
usual place

mandatory for 1st and 2nd year students

I think this is what a "research assistantship" is for

it's about time we had some
randomised controlled trials of parachute intervention


02 November 2011

what can I do with a humanities degree? and so on.

some linkage: