Instance registration by invitation notice Show more

New publication on ethics of workplace safety Show more

Dissertation haiku / senryu Show more

Fediverse meta; instance policy; actually looking for input Show more

Fediverse meta; instance policy; actually looking for input Show more

@noelle CWs are also useful for hiding punchlines and spoilers!

Scholar Social meta; instance longevity Show more

Theranos and the SEC Show more

Ethics courses in business schools Show more

uspol Show more

@teioh When you publish, find out your publisher's rules about sharing your work online. Many academic publishers allow authors to post accepted manuscripts on a personal website (but not published versions).

If your publisher allows you to post your work on your website in any form, do it. This will make it easier for other academics to read your work, especially if it is published in an edited volume or in a new journal. This will also enable people outside academia to read your work.

@teioh Creating a personal website is a good idea!

The front page of your website should present a concise description of your work.

If you have published, include links to your publications. Consider adding short descriptions of each.

If you are on the job market, post whatever dossier materials can be shared publicly (e.g., in my field, writing samples, research and teaching statements). This makes it easier for hiring committee members to discuss your dossier.

@Azure By "prison," I mean involuntary confinement that
physically separates people from the rest of society.

It's an interesting and difficult question whether other restrictions on movement, such as house arrest and the use of ankle monitors, raise the same ethical concerns as prison.

More here:

@bgcarlisle Thanks for the welcome! One of my interests is in how views of transactional justice in business ethics and in medical ethics differ. Are there justifications for having different standards in these two domains? If not, who (if anyone) got the ethics right?

Hello! I teach normative business at the School. My main research questions:

1) Ethical limits on law enforcement. Should all good laws be enforced? Should all important criminal laws be enforced with prison?

2) Economic civil disobedience and the ethics of obeying the law. When, if ever, is it OK to treat fines as a cost of doing business?

3) Transactional justice. Consent is not always enough to make an economic transaction ethical. What else is needed?

Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on is open to anyone who is willing to abide by our Community Standards. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite!

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

Read more ...