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Friday, September 21, 2018

New issue of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association.

Members of the APA can enjoy free access to the latest issue of Journal of the American Philosophical Association.
Selected articles include:

Click here to explore the full issue.
Featured on the Cambridge Core blog
"The thing about canons is that they seem sacred. Challenging them, even revisiting them, can seem heretical. Facing these facts is the first step in addressing the intransigence of the early modern philosophical canon..."
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"In addition to the canonical greats of modern philosophy, such as Descartes, Locke, Leibniz and Hume, it is now becoming increasingly possible to add the names of women philosophers such as Cavendish, Conway, du Ch√Ętelet and Shephard..." Continue reading on the blog.

Thursday, September 20, 2018



With now less than 50 days left until the election, we’re rallying and registering voters and raising funds to support Democrats here in Virginia.

As you already know, this in an incredibly important election. Women’s rights, the environment, healthcare, and workers rights are all on the line. With the political divide between parties widening, we need to fill seats with Democrats now more than ever.

There are big fights ahead and they will be costly. We need all of the support you can spare.

There is also a special election on November 6th to fill a House of Delegates seat left vacant by Greg Habeeb. We can flip this district long held by Republicans, but we need contributions and votes.

You can help us to GOTV by registering voters at least 22 days before the general election and 13 days before a special election. Please share this email with family and friends so that they too can contribute to our movement and GOTV.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Jennifer Boysko
Finance Chair, Virginia Democratic House Caucus
Chair of Run Everywhere

“What are you about? Give me the brief intro.” CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE KEN HARBAUGH.

Earlier this week, a gal who saw our commercial on TV and liked what she saw, wanted to know more about where I stood on the issues.
Many of you may be wondering the same.
And while I don’t want to take up your whole day -- here’s a crash course on why I’m running for Congress and what I’ll fight for in Washington.
We must do whatever it takes to guarantee every American has access to affordable healthcare. Taking your child or parent to the doctor is far too expensive for far too many Ohioans. But while our seniors ration their medicine and wonder which bill they’ll ignore this month, Washington politicians are accepting millions from Big Pharma.
It’s time to clamp down on corruption and the partisan fighting that has damaged our healthcare system.
That also means we must take better care of our veterans. We owe a debt to all those who fought for our country and they deserve quality health care -- and that must include mental health services and shorter wait times at the VA.
But besides our physical well-being I’m fighting for your financial well-being.
There’s no reason someone working full-time, even two jobs, shouldn’t be able to afford a roof over their head. We need to bring good-paying jobs to the Ohio 7th with benefits and pensions that will stand the test of time.
That means kicking out politicians who answer only to Wall Street and never to Main Street.
Ken Harbaugh for Congress
P.O. Box 338
Avon, OH 44011
United States
In service,

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

APA- Group Newsletter for Member Groups: Public Philosophy Network.

Upcoming Events

Nominations open for APA leadership positions
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Application deadline for grant requests from the Berry fund
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Deadline to submit reports for the fall board meeting
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Nomination deadline for the 2019 Lebowitz Prize
Thursday, November 1, 2018

APA Lecture by Janet Stemwedel
Friday, November 16, 2018
Public Philosophy Network

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Now accepting nominations for APA leadership positions.

American Philosophical Association
The American Philosophical Association is now accepting nominations for APA leadership positions for terms beginning July 1, 2019.
Visit the online nominations system.
There will be member vacancies on seventeen APA committees, as well as vacancies for associate chair positions on seven committees. There will be one vacancy for member-at-large of the board of officers, and four member vacancies on the graduate student council (GSC). Most committee terms are three years in length; GSC terms are for two years.
To see the full list of vacancies, and for more information, sign in to the nominations system using your APA member credentials.
Please note that both nominators and nominees must be current APA members. Please be sure to renew your membership. Self-nominations are welcome, and members may nominate or be nominated as many times as they wish.
We will only accept nominations through the online nominations system. Do not submit nominations via email, phone, or postal mail. The deadline to submit nominations is October 31, 2018.
Service on the board of officers, an APA committee, or the graduate student council is a significant opportunity for leadership in the profession and the association, and I encourage you to take the time to nominate qualified candidates for these important positions.
All the best,
Amy E. Ferrer
Executive Director

Monday, September 17, 2018

UNITY. U.S. Representative David Cicilline.

 September 14, 2018  
Dear David,

On September 11th, 2001, we witnessed a despicable act of evil against our country. Every year, we honor the fallen and remember the families who lost loved ones 17 years ago.

This year, I was honored to speak at the Rhode Island State Police Remembrance Ceremony where we remembered the lives lost on this tragic day, including 9 of our own Rhode Islanders and more than 30 Rhode Islanders who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. These men and women embody our country’s patriotism and resiliency.

We also honored the selfless first responders who rushed to the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, along with veterans and the men and women of our Armed Forces who volunteered for the United States Military and who have deployed to dangerous places around the world since 9/11. As Americans, we are fortunate to live in a free and safe society because of the valiant efforts, brave actions, and extraordinary sacrifices of those who have served in our Armed Forces.

While the tragedy of that day irreparably altered our nation’s history, we should also recall the sense of unity which followed. Ordinary Rhode Islanders rose to the challenges and displayed tremendous courage. Thousands of our family members, friends, and neighbors volunteered to serve their nation in arms, and thousands others donated their time, money, or their blood to help victims of the attack recover and begin rebuilding their lives.

In the days, months, and years following 9/11, the acts of charity, sacrifice, and patriotism gave us all great confidence in the strength of our people and power of our nation. Though we saw the worst of humanity on September 11th, on September 12th, we saw the best of America. It showed us that when our country is united, there is nothing that can stand in our way.


Making sure young people have access to mental health services is something that is incredibly important. That’s why on Monday, I joined Governor Raimondo, my colleagues in the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) to announce a $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support stronger mental and behavioral health services for Rhode Island students.

Submitted in partnership with the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF), the grant proposal will allow the two state agencies to improve and expand services in the Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket pilot districts with a $1.8 million annual allocation that will impact nearly 40,000 students. RIDE and DCYF will also work with the districts and with community partners to increase awareness of mental health issues, provide training for school personnel, and connect students and families with the mental and behavioral health services they need. You can find out more information on this $9 million grant by clicking here .


The brave men and women in our fire departments deserve access to the best equipment available to help keep them and our communities safe. That’s why I joined Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse, and Congressman Langevin on Tuesday to announce the latest $382,000 grants being awarded to Rhode Island fire departments as a measure to upgrade essential safety equipment.

These federal funds are being awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. AFG grants are designed to supply critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources necessary to protect local communities.

The Smithfield Fire Department will use its $202,728 grant to purchase replacements for its outdated Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units. The old units are no longer compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards, and the replacement units will ensure effective emergency response by providing breathable air to firefighters during rescue operations and other situations involving toxic and dangerous air conditions.

Since 2001, Rhode Island fire departments and other first responders across the state have successfully secured more than $39 million in AFG awards to pay for equipment upgrades, protective gear, emergency vehicles, and training. I am proud to have advocated directly to FEMA with this latest grant to ensure funding for our firefighters and will continue working alongside my colleagues in the delegation to support vigorous funding for FEMA’s AFG program.


This week, I joined family and friends in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

The High Holy Days provide us an opportunity to contemplate the past year and to think about the coming year. In doing so, we consider how we can improve ourselves, our community, and the life of our nation. This is an important time for prayer and thoughtful reflection.

I wish everyone who celebrated, a sweet and happy New Year. Shanah Tovah.

As always, if you or someone you know has any questions or concerns, please call my office at 729-5600 or send me an email at David.Cicilline@mail.house.gov.

You can also click here to follow my work on Twitter.

Warm regards,

David Cicilline
Member of Congress  

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Our September endorsements. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (advocacy@pplm.org)

Dear Searchingforreason.net
On January 21, 2017, nearly 200,000 people across Massachusetts took to the streets to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump and to declare a more inclusive, more equitable vision for our country. That day represented the largest political protest in history and it spurred nearly two years of unprecedented activism, organizing, and advocacy.
Earlier this month, we celebrated the wins of two of the Massachusetts Women’s March organizers, Tami Gouveia and Lindsay Sabadosa, in their campaigns for state representative. Today, we turn our focus to November 6, when we elect candidates up and down the ticket who will help enact the bold vision put forth by marchers.
Over the next two months, we will be knocking on doors, making phone calls, and organizing our friends and neighbors for these new leaders. In every corner of the Commonwealth, there is a high stakes election. In Central Massachusetts, David LeBoeuf, a longtime advocate for expanded health care access, is facing an opponent who regularly protests outside the Planned Parenthood health center in Worcester. On the South Shore, Kathy LaNatra’s victory would finally give the 12th Plymouth District an advocate for reproductive rights and health care it deserves. And in Andover, Tram Nguyen is challenging a sitting state rep who has spent his career working to deny young people access to comprehensive sex education, dismantle LGBTQ rights, and restrict access to safe, legal abortion. David, Kathy, Tram, and others are at the helm of the political movement born at the Women’s March, and it is up to us to help them win.
The election is just 50 days away. Head to our website, learn more about the important races in your community, and sign up to hear from your local organizer about how to get involved. Together, we can send a new class of leaders to the State House who will protect reproductive rights, dismantle barriers to health care, and defend our state from the Trump administration’s dangerous attacks.
Thank you.
Jen Childs-Roshak 
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Jennifer Childs-Roshak, MD, MBA
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts
P.S. To see the full list of our September endorsements, visit our website and learn about the leaders running for office in your community.
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts
1055 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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