The American Philosophical Association is the largest learned society for professional philosophers and for decades it has organised professional gatherings for its members through three annual conferences: the Eastern division in early January, and in February and April for the Central and Pacific divisions. These events usually take place over a long weekend based around one or more hotels in cities with good transport connections and conference facilities. In common with other learned societies, the APA realised in the course … Keep Reading
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Because the Exact Editions platform is a streaming solution rather than downloads based, it has been feasible to develop a flexible way for magazines to provide time-limited access to individual issues or the complete magazine archive. Short-term ‘trial’ access to the complete archive is proving to be a compelling way to promote specialist magazines to libraries.
Exact Editions introduced a new feature for magazine publishers in 2019: Reading Rooms. The ability to create time-limited, short term, open access to an issue of a magazine or its whole archive (see here for an explanation of how to use Reading Rooms with social media). The facility is now available to book publishers using Exact Editions and in this post we give some guidance as to how the toolset can be used with books. Each book on the platform … Keep Reading
Frank Ramsey who made seminal contributions in four disciplines dying at the tragically early age of 26, is the subject of a brilliant and rounded biography by Cheryl Misak: Frank Ramsey: a Sheer Excess of Powers. Catherine Belton has written a deeply researched and bold book on the murky backgrounds of Russia’s populist autocrat: Putin’s People. Whereas Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind is the intriguing title of a philosophical-neurological treatise that snuffles its way … Keep Reading
How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues.
Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined is both an introduction to the capability approach and a thorough evaluation … Keep Reading