In addition to thanking brian yesterday I want to bring up an important issue:
OUR CITATION PRACTISES: A philosophical reflexion
When should we cite new philosophers?
If we don't cite all the little guys then they're never going to amount to much and that isn't fair but we can't all be elite philosophers so let's way up the pros and cons of profesisonal philosophy:
PLEASE TELL YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENT SECTION
Cirte plenty of papers and then you'll make lots of friends. You can see them at conferences and share views on philosophical topics and what makes academic life worth living.
Get your own citation count up using interdisciplinary work.
Move forwards and upward in the profession and cite all and only the relevant literature to your topic. For example I work with William James and think he's a beautiful philosopher, so I cite papers by him
No one reads your papes sometimes
If we don't cite everybody we might get in to trouble
It's too hard to read all the references and this makes philosdophy boring and upsetting.
Thanks. I hope there can be more blog posts and discussion. Some other authgors have weighed in on this important citation topic this week:
Thanks for all these great contributions!