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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project

We are delighted to announce the Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project, a new initiative to help scholars effectively teach philosophy as a way of life. If you teach philosophy at a post-secondary institution and are interested, please check out our website: philife.nd.edu and consider submitting a letter of intent. The deadline for applying for the first cohort is Jan 15, 2019.

We are putting together a network of interested scholars to share resources and to participate in a week-long workshop we will be running at the University of Notre Dame for members, each of the next three summers. You can apply for travel funding and we have seed grants for undergraduate peer mentorship programs. We are also building up a digital portal to share experiences, teaching materials, and research in this area.

The PhiLife project is open to anyone teaching classes that incorporate aspects of philosophy as a way of life. It is not just for courses specifically dedicated to philosophy as a way of life: we want to encourage PhiLife elements in a wide variety of courses. The workshops and portal will have resource for incorporating philosophy as a way of life ideas and exercises into various types of courses.

Everyone who teaches at a post-secondary institution (adjunct,tenure-track, and tenured philosophy teachers) is eligible to apply. International applicants are also very welcome.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest outlining your experience with teaching philosophy as a way of life and your reasons for wanting to participate in the network. If you wish to be considered for travel funding for the conference, your letter should also outline your level of need for this funding. Letters of interest for the first cohort are due Jan 15, 2019 and should be sent to philife@nd.edu.  The subject line should include “Letter of Interest: NAME INSTITUTION”.  Again, the deadline for applying for the first cohort is Jan 15, 2019.

Network members commit to attending at least one of the summer workshops and to sharing teaching resources from their courses with other members on the upcoming *PhiLife* portal. Funded participants are expected to attend each of the three annual weekly summer workshops and to either develop or expand a “way of life” course at their institution. Any questions about
this project or about letters of interest may be directed to philife@nd.edu.

With best wishes,

Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project Team

January 8th, 2019 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Opportunities, Pedagogy | no comments

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