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Monthly Archives: August 2011
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Just noticed that the CFP for Thinking Nature, volume 2, is open. The theme this time is Aesthetics.
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
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