"Of course, any institution--the university included--will impose constraints on its members. Philosophy done within an institutional context will be constrained along lines that conform to the institution's agenda. You don't need…"
The BioPolitics of Homelessness Kevin S. JobePhilosophy DepartmentSUNY at Stony BrookDissertation Proposal Outline, in progressOne of the central problems of the public health industry at least since the 1960s has been to address what theNational Center for Health Statistics has called “the burden of death and illness experienced by low-income groups as compared with the nation as a whole”. This focus on improving the overall health of ‘populations-at-risk’, however, has produced what some…See More
"For what it's worth, I wrote a paper that might be of use, using John McCumber's work, "Time in the Ditch" (McCumber's book with same title, came out a couple of years later, and I think it would be a must read for your…"
So, I'm working on this paper in hopes to present at the Foucault Circle next Spring. Thoughts/comments? (I'm also considering creating an entirely separate forum concentrating on the genealogy of professional philosophy and moving this post over there; thoughts?)A Genealogy of the “PhD Octopus”: A Foucaultian Case Study of Professional Philosophy Kevin S. JobeStony Brook University (SUNY)PhilosophyDepartmentThe professionalapparatus of the PhD system in philosophy and its related disciplines…See More
"Dear Sharon (and all),
The website is great. I'll keep the accolades short: this project is not only overdue, but extremely relevant in probably more ways than can be expressed. With that said, let's think about the question "What is…"
Kevin: Welcome! the general forum is intended to be a place specifically where all of us can engage in a philosophical dialogue about what public philosophy is. The site is organized so that members can pursue both particular questions that engage them (and the public) as well as questions that cut across issues, questions about the very nature of our work. Sharon