Daily Archives: July 5, 2016

Center for Comparative Philosophy (Duke University)

The Center for Comparative Philosophy (CCP) at Duke was inaugurated in 2014 and is dedicated to teaching and research into the philosophies that animate different traditions.  From the Center’s introductory statement:

We live in multicultural, multiethnic, cosmopolitan worlds. Different traditions rest on different philosophies — different metaphysics, epistemologies, and ethics, sometimes different views of the nature of persons and the human good.  Understanding alternative philosophies that are lived by different people is a necessary condition for tolerant living.  But more importantly it is a wonderful tool for philosophical imagination, for exploring the resources in other traditions for better thinking about the nature of things, human knowledge, the good life, and politics.

And here are the websites’s addresses. 

CCP Website: https://sites.duke.edu/centerforcomparativephilosophy/

CCP Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/centerforcomparativephilosophy/

Journal Rankings

I am not sure what exactly to make of this data, which is based on a ranking system that may make ore sense for the sciences than for the humanities, but here is the latest ranking of philosophy journals, based on rates of citation over the last three years. This certainly is not the only measure of journal quality, but perhaps something worth taking into account.