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March 2nd – Some Upcoming Conferences

It’s a Saturday, so here’s some upcoming events that you may be able to check out. Feel free to tell me of any more!

The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations 2013 Conference – Philosophy in Schools: Supporting Teaching and Learning
12 -13 July, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.
Topics include Critical and creative thinking; Teaching ethics in schools; The Philosothon; General Capabilities in the new Australian Curriculum
Download RegistrationCall for Papers and Presentations, and Notes for Participants here.

The International Council of Philosophy Inquiry with Children ( – Thinking and Reasoning – in and Beyond the Curriculum.

The 16th ICPIC Conference is being held between August 30 – September 2, 2013, at the University of Capetown, South Africa.

23rd World Congress of Philosophy –  Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life.

Held in Athens from 4–10 August in 2013; includes a thematic section on Philosophy for Children.

January 23rd – Simone de Beauvoir And Philosophy Bites Back (I Won A Copy!)

Sorry for the rather off-topic post, but a little while back I saw this announced on Twitter: a competition to win a copy of the second Philosophy Bites book, Philosophy Bites Back, by authors Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds.

They asked via Twitter to nominate favourite philosophers and why, which you can can view on Storify – and I won runner-up with this Tweet!

Tweet on philosophy

Since this is the week that I’m posting blogposts about historical figures, I’ll consider this a good day to learn about Simone de Beauvoir, if you haven’t before:

Stanford Encyclopaedia Of Philosophy:

Identifying herself as an author rather than as a philosopher and calling herself the midwife of Sartre’s existential ethics rather than a thinker in her own right, Beauvoir’s place in philosophy is now gaining traction. The international conference celebrating the centennial of Beauvoir’s birth organized by Julia Kristeva is one of the more visible signs of Beauvoir’s growing influence and status. Her enduring contributions to the fields of ethics,politics, existentialism, phenomenology and feminist theory and her significance as an activist and public intellectual is now a matter of record.

Paris Review: Simone de Beauvoir, The Art of Fiction No. 35.

And of interest: “The Simone de Beauvoir Institute (SdBI) is a college of Concordia University dedicated to studying feminisms and questions of social justice.”

I also recommend listening to the podcast by the authors: Listen to Who’s Your Favourite Philosopher? and I’ll see about reviewing the book for the blog!

January 1st – What Is The 365 Days Of Philosophy?

Welcome to the 365 Days of Philosophy!

Happy New Year 365 Philosophy

The first thing you should know is that there are two sites – one is:

Yes, there’s a slight difference in url! But the content will be the same on both sites, with a different format for each. You can choose which you like, possibly depending on what reader you’re using.

  • There’s also the option of downloading a podcast version of the site, by taking the url of the blogpost and heading to Change the text to audio, when you want!

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