Announcement: Our Outreach & Assessment Manual

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Since 2016 Project Vox has worked to build and connect a broad community centered around reforming philosophy instruction, and has seen both clear engagement from that audience as well as positive responses from scholars, students, and the general public. In our view, we would not have been so successful, had we not had an individual […]

Special: Online Resources for Remote Education

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The Project Vox team hopes everyone is remaining safe amid the coronavirus outbreak and its consequences in our daily life. As educators move their instruction online in response to efforts to contain the outbreak, many vendors have responded by making their previously restricted materials freely available to the public for a limited time. Project Vox, […]

Announcement: Du Châtelet Bibliography UPDATED

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We are excited to announce an UPDATED bibliography of Émilie Du Châtelet! Onto the Bibliography section of Émilie Du Châtelet, we have included dozens of new sources that have been published since our entry was originally launched on 2015. Check them out now! We hope to continue keeping our philosopher entries as up-to-date with relevant […]

Announcement: Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics

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Project Vox is pleased to announce the Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics, an award that celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically. The prize—supported by Duke in collaboration with the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science—will be awarded next Spring to a U.S. or international […]

Princess Elisabeth: The Newest Philosopher on Project Vox

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The mind-body problem that troubles any serious Cartesian and has characterized debate in philosophy of mind for centuries does not find its source in a “typical” philosopher. The genius behind that crucial criticism of René  Descartes is a princess of  exiled Bohemian royalty. Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680) never published a work of her own; everything currently known […]

Announcement: Project Vox on the New Narratives in the History of Philosophy Podcast

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Check out Project Vox’s Andrew Janiak on the New Narratives in the History of Philosophy’s new podcast. The New Narratives project “aims to develop new narratives of our philosophical past that centrally include women thinkers, and thereby to reconfigure, enrich and reinvigorate the philosophical canon.” You can listen to Andrew talk about Project Vox, image culture, the philosophy […]

Announcement: New Materials for Teaching Philosophy

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We are excited to announce the addition of an Introduction to Philosophy narrative to our teaching materials page, along with several additional syllabi for the existing teaching narratives. The aim of our project is to promote the full integration of women philosophers into the canon through a narrative approach, situating them as active participants in the […]

Announcement: Émilie du Châtelet’s Essai sur l’Optique Transcription

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For the first time, the French text of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Essai sur l’Optique–her essay on optics–is now available. The release of the text represents an international collaboration and more than two years of work on four manuscript sources. Scholars working on Du Châtelet, women in early modern philosophy, and the history of science and optics will […]

Behind the Scenes: Teaching Digital Publishing with Project Vox

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This fall Project Vox starts its fourth year as a digital publishing initiative. While we’ve been fortunate to receive internal and external funding to help support student team members’ work, nearly half have been volunteers—students who worked with our team merely to gain experience in team-based research projects and digital publishing. Many of these students […]

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Public Media: Project Vox in The Atlantic

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Earlier this year Project Vox was mentioned in an article on The Atlantic about the movie The Circle (2017), a technological thriller. Elizabeth Yale discusses how “women are cast as consumers [of communications technologies], rather than agents; controlled, rather than controlling.” She refers to two women, Margery Kempe (c. 1373–1438) and Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673), who […]