Saturday, 21 January 2017

A beautiful example of performative philosophy

Ever since Justin Weinberg of the beautiful Daily Nous posted his thoughts on performative philosophy I have been thinking about what it really means to me. Without further adieu, I present my own perspective....

I step up to the stage, rub chalk on my hands. Everyone is looking with their mouths awry. I look to the back of the hall and then back to where I am. Everyone is waiting for me to begin. I open up my music case and open up my mouth and out it comes: 'Hellooooooo'. I dance, and perform a beautiful saga of thought. A raga of insight. It makes me so happy that I begin to burst out of my skin, and everyone is swept up into the dance. We go on all night and by the time we are finished light has dawned everywhere. This truly was a wonderful instinct of performative philosophy.

What are your stories of this dynamic idea? Truth-seeking can be performance.
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Publishing AMAP - A guide

As my advisors always said: When you're trying to publish AMAP (as much as possible), you'll need *a* map. And that's why I'm so happy with Jason Brennan's new advice given at the beautiful Daily Nous (followup). Let me do a bit of writing practise today.

Hat tip to Jason brennan

Intro

This is where you announce your feelings and your idea.

Middle par. 1

Here you mount a beginning argument

Middle par. 2

Here you really begin to develop it

Middle par excellence
You have succeeded in your philosophy goal of argumentation

Conclusion
A succinct summary of everything you have written so far (no need to summarize the conclusion itself though, remember)

All my beautiful students follow these steps and one of them has published in the Journal of Philosophy. THe others will in time.

Tips:

You don't have to do it the same time every time. Mix it up!
You can write one paper every month, and even if only three get published, you can keep your job.
 Look up old papers to get ideas: GE Moore, Bertrand Russell, Ethics.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Welcome to the new Ideas _ THe apIILOSS @

Carrying out a revolution in philosophy? Sounds good to me. I used to be a fool to the academy, wasting away writing long essays and all manner of dissertations, and then I became a better philosopher. I became a magical, and I was able to transform every work practise I saw. I got into an interesting situation at the European Philosophical Society meetings, when I spoke on 'Facts and the Law', and then I became impressed with the wonderful dinners and speakers I met there. Coming into philosophy from a math, social science background, I am hungry for more ideas when trying to conceptualize the things I need to understand in my work in both disciplines.

A student of mine once said 'Grow to observe your self while you are thinking, then you can create a future philosophy in your own mind. And when I came home to learn about philosophy, I discovered that there is a small disc inside my mind. The profession will not understand that, too busy talking about their precious feelings and all the election and stuff. I can read this diskette out using a computer if it is sufficiently old (but not too old! I can't have one of those ones taking up a whole room!), In it I will tell the profession three things. Welcome to the new ideas.
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Monday, 10 October 2016

Congratulations Justin! Daily Nous has reached it's 10000th like

At appears a congratulations is in order.


Here's the great news straight from the source:

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Just a little while ago Daily Nous gained it’s 10,000th follower onFacebook.
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DN also has over 5,300 followers on Twitter.
I’ve been thinking of ways to make more or better use of social media. Suggestions welcome.


As a junior philosopher, I can definitely remember first gravitating and navigating onto Daily Nous and loving the design, the ease and simplicity with which we could talk to each other, and the interesting content. I think the voting system has really been an interesting feature, showing you what everyone really thinks.

In these times it's important to remember that philosophy matters, and what better way do we have to do that than Daily Nous. Here here Justin, it's been a wonderful couple of years.
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