Scholar Social policy explanation (long thread) Show more

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@y6nH is focused on academia. It's well run, and has a good code of conduct.

@Cyborgneticz This is specific to philosophy: the PHILOS-L mailing list. And, sometimes, just chatting with colleagues.

@Fairphone It's a pity that they didn't mention

That's one reason that I have a too.

We've heard a lot of advice to move away from to smaller instances. While is useful, how about some reviews from the people on the ground?

What's good about your instance? What's bad? Who is it for? Any special features or rules?

Tell us, and tag it #InstanceReviews.

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I was at this interesting talk by Stephen Neale titled 'Means means means' at the Aristotelian Society a few weeks ago, now available to listen to:

Are there any academics here publishing on the intersection of paganism and computers/internet/digital practice? A friend has a tentative CFP for a journal but it's not final (otherwise I'd just post it here). If there are any academics interested here on the fediverse or you know anyone, ping me!

Does anyone have experience with incorporating Freedom of Information / Access to Information requests in scholarship? I've filed several in looking to understand some ugly agri / tax policy (which no one wishes to talk about).

Am looking for more systemic way of presenting information other than "I filed a bunch of FOI requests in multiple jurisdictions after having done some prior ones which were not as useful."

Next semester: Philosophy of Language and Probability & Knowledge in Clinical Medicine.

Today is the last day of my teaching semester! :blobpats:

@socrates Would I be right in thinking that selfies include any pictures of people?

@okf I think that might be right for a range of reasons. Of course, (dis)agreement is really complicated. It's also not clear to me just what parts of the phenomena are the sort of thing that semantics should be modelling.

Since this is an academic social, I was wondering how you guys feel about ?

Should we remove any obstacles to find and share scientific articles?
And how do you think will this impact research?

@Chloe In my field, philosophy, I see no downside and a lot of upside to making every paper freely available. We have some journals like that already. The best is Philosophers' Imprint. Ergo is newer and starting well.

We have good things like the Open Logic Project.

I agree with the people who say that it's less clear that we should do peer review differently.

Someone also came up with an objection I need to think about. On the view I defend, (i) and (ii) have different contents.

(i) Mathematics reduces to logic.

(ii) That mathematics reduces to logic is true.

But it looks like people who utter (i) and (ii) agree. So, at least, I can't say that identity of content is necessary for agreement. (Which I might well deny anyway.)

We have a work in progress group for early career people. Today we discussed my paper and it was very helpful. This kind of group is a good idea, I think.

@KrisO That was how it was where I went to grad school in Scotland, too. I don't know whether that's a general Scottish thing. In England and Northern Ireland I've only seen 0–100.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance 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, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile 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.

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