This, perhaps more than anything else, may be my biggest scholarly disagreement with how philosophy is practiced today. Sure, I have much bigger gripes on a personal and professional level—the casual sexism for starters—but this is less depressing.
Philosophy has a history, and its history shapes how we do things. The problem is that each side of the philosophical turf war has its own narrative, and these narratives . . . well, they’ve got issues. Continue reading
Google Penance—in which I atone for all the strange things I wrote that lead people here.
“Medieval Marginalia/Yves Klein X, W, and V:” yup, this is how most people find me. Boy I’m glad I can claim fair use for those images—I mean, I’m pretty sure none of them are under an actionable copyright, but . . .
“Brian Leiter is an Ass(hole):” a near-universal sentiment, it seems. There are others who say it more articulately than me, others who can use more rage, but one understands the feeling. Sure the PGR’s a sham with more unwarranted assumptions and obvious biases than you can shake a stick at, sure the man can, by all accounts, be just a bit nasty, sure philosophical naturalism’s a joke, especially in law, but hey. I’m sure there’s something nice that someone could/should say about him, even if I can’t think of it.
“Are Philosophers Weird People?” Have you read anything I’ve written? Have you ever met a philosopher? Are bears Catholic? Does the Pope . . . well, okay. Yes. We’re weird.
A year ago, I was an unemployed ex-philosopher who had just started a publishing internship. Now, I’m an unemployed philosopher who’s the senior intern and has a blog. Next year (hopefully!) I’ll be an employed philosopher, no longer an intern, and still have this silly thing. Continue reading