Thank you all—contributors, commentators, and readers—for another great year in the Soup! This month marks PEA Soup's fifth "birthday" on the blogosphere, and because of all of you, it was clearly the best. Thank you!
To celebrate, we've introduced a new design theme—Lone Tree Green!—and we've added a list of our contributors' most recent books. Most importantly, we've put together a small "2008-2009 Yearbook" to highlight some of the noteworthy events that happened this year on the Soup, and, especially, events that happened to and for some of our contributors. If contributors or readers have any more good news to share, please feel free to add it in the comments section. So, thank you all again, and… drum roll please…
PEA Soup's 2008-2009 Yearbook
New Contributors. This year, twelve new contributors joined PEA Soup's roster: Thom Brooks, Jan Dowell, Patricia Greenspan, Simon Keller, Simon Kirchin, Clayton Littlejohn, Adrienne Martin, Lionel McPherson, Jason Raibley, Neil Sinhababu, Sergio Tenenbaum, and John Turri. Thank you all, again, for agreeing to join us here on the Soup!
Ben Bradley's new book, Well-being and Death, was published by Oxford.
Samantha Brennan was promoted to Professor at the University of Western Ontario. As chair, her department received a $4-million donation from the Rotman family to establish the Joseph L. Rotman Institute of Science and Values, envisioned to become a global centre of excellence for the examination of significant issues in contemporary society. Samantha also has three co-edited projects soon to be released from Broadview Press: Philosophy and Death (with Robert Stainton); and two volumes of the Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Theory (with Will Kymlicka, Jacob Levy, Andrew Bailey).
Thom Brooks will chair the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Philosophy and Law from this summer. In addition, Carol Gould (editor, Journal of Social Philosophy) and he (editor, Journal of Moral Philosophy) have recently become co-chairs of the relaunched Association of Philosophy Journal Editors.
Steve Finlay was granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, and was the recipient of a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation/ACLS.
Simon Keller begins his new position this July as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington.
Clayton Littlejohn begins his new position this August as Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Dave Shoemaker begins his new, joint position this Fall at Tulane University's Department of Philosophy and Murphy Institute.