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23 Apr 2022

  • this but unironically: philosophical hot takes (PART II)
    Aug 21, 2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    August 21, 2021
    In this second installment of hot takes, folks from Philosophy Twitter made their best case for even more unpopular and (too-)easily dismissed philosophical views.
  • ok, boomer: can the ancients tell us anything about today?
    Mar 20, 2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    March 20, 2021
    In this workshop, folks from Philosophy Twitter explored whether, and how, ancient philosophy can help us address contemporary problems.
  • idk who needs to hear this, but...
    Sat, Jan 30
    January 30, 2021
    Jan 30, 2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    January 30, 2021
    In our debut workshop, folks from Philosophy Twitter taught us about philosophers or philosophical traditions that most of us (probably) didn't know –– but should have.

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The Cogtweeto ("I tweet therefore I am") is a
free, fully-virtual workshop initiative developed 

to promote open and constructive engagement
with contemporary philosophical research.

Inspired by and originally 
designed for "Philosophy Twitter," Cogtweeto invites members of the online philosophy community to enrich their philosophical interactions by engaging more deeply with each other's work. Our aim is to maintain an academic standard, without the high-stakes feel and barriers of academia. 

to create a friendly, radically more accessible space for philosophy
 

the big idea 

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"APA-style" talks

25-minute talks followed by ten minutes of invited commentary, a

5-minute reply from the speaker, and then Q&A. Talk format intended for those looking for more experience with the American Philosophical Association (APA) session format, especially: 

– advanced undergrads

– grad students at any stage

– post-grad early career researchers

– independent scholars

Requires submission of a short (<3000 word) paper.

"coffee hour"  talks

Hour-long, informal conversations about a paper in progress (or even just an idea in progress!) between the speaker and participants. Talk format intended for those looking for a chance to bounce some new or not-so-fully-baked ideas off some cool people, especially:

– grad students at any stage

– post-grad early career researchers

– adjunct faculty

– independent scholars

Requires submission of an extended abstract (750-1000 words).

"colloquium" talk

Hour-long lecture presentation, followed by an hour of Q&A. Talk format intended for those looking for more experience with a longer-form/job talk presentation, especially: 

– late-stage grad students

– post-grad early career researchers

– adjunct and untenured faculty

– independent scholars

Requires submission of an extended abstract (750-1000 words)

how it works

 
 
 

founders

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Jennifer Foster | @philoso_foster

Jen is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the University of Southern California

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Cassie Finley | @Angry_Cassie

Cassie is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the University of Iowa