Monthly Archives: January 2011

bell on philosophy and pedagogy

I love a good post on the link between philosophy and pedagogy. Jeff Bell has some insights on the link here.

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today’s traffic

Today has been the busiest day for this blog, presumably because of this post by Harman, which alerts readers to my post about being emailed by Brian Leiter. More than 500 people visited today. My readership is generally very modest, … Continue reading

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new directions and spanish literature

Over the past couple years I have had the pleasure of reading for the first time a number of contemporary Spanish-language authors, the most popular of which is Roberto Bolano. His works The Savage Detectives and 2666 can be found … Continue reading

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new book on student learning

Here’s a piece in The Chroncle about a new book, Academically Adrift, which paints a pretty sad picture about students coming away from their college years having made little or no advancements in complex, critical thinking. Here’s a snippet: While … Continue reading

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digging deeper, backwards

It used to be that an author would publish something, that text would solicit questions, speculation, and the request for clarification. These days authors, and I’m thinking of Bryant and Harman here, work out the details and tensions of their … Continue reading

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where’s the new phenomenology of perception?

Several years ago we caught wind of a new translation of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception, which was undertaken by Sean Kelly. He was blogging about the experience here until the blog went defunct. If I remember correctly, there were some … Continue reading

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OOO and the problem of knowledge

Levi’s got a nice post up responding to a question that I’ve been turning in my head lately, but have not asked out loud. It is roughly this: object-oriented ontology makes all sorts of claims about the reality of objects, … Continue reading

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everything is safran foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is popping up in philosophy (and other) circles everywhere, due to his book Eating Animals. Here’s an article in the Times Literary Supplement by Mark Rowlands, exploring Safran Foer’s ‘contingent vegetarianism’.

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was heidegger a phenomenologist?

Can anyone recommend some texts that argue that Heidegger was not a phenomenologist? The claim that he basically takes nothing, or very little, from Husserl and thus is not a Husserlian phenomenologist is common enough. But I’m more interested in … Continue reading

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the drama of the job wiki

Even though I told myself I wouldn’t bother, I was not able to resist checking the Philosophy Job Wiki this job season. Perhaps there is some other, greater benefit to the wiki, but really it’s just a site that intensifies … Continue reading

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