Monthly Archives: August 2011

public university politics

I now work in a state university. The current political climate is, er, volatile for educators and publicly-funded institutions. Here’s a recent, multi-perspective article from CHE on the issue.

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embodied values conferene – edinburgh

Well, if this isn’t a conference I’d love to participate in, I don’t know what is: Sensory Worlds: Environment, Value and the Multi-Sensory, 7-9 December 2011 It is through our senses that we investigate, navigate and know the world around … Continue reading

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merleau-ponty talks about objects

Via the Continental Philosophy Bulletin Board, here’s some audio (taken from YouTube) of Merleau-Ponty discussing sensible objects. The audio is in French, but there are English subtitles included.

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morton’s job advice aggregator

Tim Morton has in the past delivered advice to would-be academic job seekers. As with all things Morton does, it’s advice that you probably won’t find elsewhere. He’s done us the service of aggregating all of his advice posts here.

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the weeknd, free. again.

If you enjoyed the first free album from The Weeknd (leave off the third ‘e’ for ‘entertainment’), there’s a new one available here. You can see what Pitchfork has to say about it here.

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of late

So I’ve been going through a lot of transitions lately, and I’m not yet calm enough to get myself to sit down and write a proper, coherent post. I can say that I’ve moved into a new apartment in Grove … Continue reading

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thinking nature 2.0

Just noticed that the CFP for Thinking Nature, volume 2, is open. The theme this time is Aesthetics.

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some ridiculous words

I just heard someone use the word ‘gerrymandering’. It’s a silly-sounding word. I think ‘glom’ and ‘glomming’ is also a bit silly. Recently I saw a poll for the ‘most beautiful word in the English language’. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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some music lately

I’ve acquired just a few new albums this summer, all of which I can recommend enthusiastically to anyone. There is no real coherence to the styles, but each album possesses its own virtues. Among those albums are the latest from … Continue reading

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in another iteration of myself

If I could do my philosophical trajectory all over again, there’s a good chance that I would have devoted all of my intellectual energy to the history of early modern philosophy and science, just so I could write books like … Continue reading

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