World philosophy day Show more
On this momentous day, I present to you
one of the many books that poked me into where I'm at
kink Show more
trawling through back issues of defunct academic journals
Hot take Show more
If you treat social science as a series of propositional statements, you have failed social science
Kink Show more
A gender-neutral pronoun with which to greet your colleagues Show more
Reasons why citations appear in papers Show more
25% grounding your arguments in previous works
75% positioning yourself within your field
15% showing off the books you've read
5% boosting your friends
I am become the skateboard academic, surveyor of words
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We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
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Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
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