Some of the comments form the pilos




SOME COMMENTS FROM THE PILOS UP INTIL THE 21 of november 2015
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Producing original works day and night. Working round the clock on philosophy. Having a great time solbing the problems of millenia. A large network emerges, a network of IDEAS. Philosophy comes out to the rescue, shows us those ideas, and develops and clarifies them. Beautiful! I want to do more philosophy now! on Philosophy of Plato - I Have A Degree In Philosophy
Anonymous
at 03:57
Coming up for tenure tomorrow (a special weekend session has been called in for the sake of me). Hope I get to keep my job foreverandeverandvever!!!! on Philosophy of Plato - I Have A Degree In Philosophy
Anonymous
at 23:28
Whoa, careful. I think there's a lot of potential to get into some really hot waters here but if we concentrate on not becoming disabled we should be able to keep getting all the necessary work done. I think if you want to be retro then you can but then only with certain stylistic matters and there will always be something changing no matter how hard you try. But the bright side is we're all in it together! Let's try to keep cheerful and whatever happens will seem OK within a few short years! I can just see the people protesting now! on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 19/11/15
Yes, I always say that once you know what's possible then that TRULY makes anything you want a reality, you just have to believe. And so modal logic can help with that. I think your theory is really great in other words and I would like to see more like it. If you think about the philosophy of Bertrand Russell, you can see that he had a lot of trouble believing in what is possible, because he was so sad. But he had a good sense of humour too so you can't give the guy too hard a time. But if a propositional function is fulfilled, then the proposition has always done a good job. If not, well, then you have to cross that road when you've come to it. There really is not general solution for that. Our imaginations can be such a blessing, but also a curse! on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to A lot of work has gone into this new paper by Jonothan Schaffer, that much I can tell. Is it true? Is metephysics even meaningful? Where is this all going to lead? These questions are not so easily answered, and I would say that only time will tell, unless I were even doubtful about that. Let's have some decent philosophy please., by Anonymous.
Anonymous


on 19/11/15
Yes!!! Change is good. But only sometimes. Change is good and change is bad. Some change is bad. I don't think this makes me retro or differently-abled. Well it might make me differently-abled. Because I don't find all change enabling. Is this OK to say? on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 18/11/15
OK. Yay!!! Are you saying possibility explains truth? My theory is logic is about possibility. That dude Russell though said you have to have a robust sense of reality for logic and I don't think he meant things I can think of in my imagination. And where else did he think possibility exists than the imagination? NOWHERE! Is this because he's a lord? on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to A lot of work has gone into this new paper by Jonothan Schaffer, that much I can tell. Is it true? Is metephysics even meaningful? Where is this all going to lead? These questions are not so easily answered, and I would say that only time will tell, unless I were even doubtful about that. Let's have some decent philosophy please., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 18/11/15
skipping along, on a train of life i do philosophy, i do it with strife i think about all the most difficult problems i blink when i fall and i give good homes to dog homes give me philosophical theories and get the best stuff out and have it in your journals journal papers and academic philosophy, let's discover the truth! just using ideas and the process of thought i am learning more and more every time all things have essences and we can learn something if we try using good methodology and trying hard every day i have a number of philosophical problems left yet to solve and i want to get onto these tonight before i go home when you get on to analytic philosophy conferences all the articles published by your friends suddenly seem more interesting very good thoughts jump out and grab you and exciting topics are given further development on Philosophy of Plato - I Have A Degree In Philosophy
Anonymous
on 17/11/15
You have to read the formulas you write down, and you have to read at least one or two good textbooks - Priest, or Hughes and Cresswell would both do nicely. But then the infinite nature of logic takes over and there's a whole bunch of stuff you can do without even having to do it. You can just know that it's there in abstract space, and these formal systems can be described in a very simple way which you can understand in five minutes. I really recommend the formal logic side of things too, and the box and diamond symbols. These can be used to express the concepts of possibility and necessity, and then truth can be expressed using propositional formulas and the letter T. Then you can do a whole framework of logic using these elements, and the results are really quite interesting. You can write them down fairly quickly, but as I say, it takes some people quite a while to understand them. But really it's not so bad, and once you understand all the symbols you can do a lot of on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to A lot of work has gone into this new paper by Jonothan Schaffer, that much I can tell. Is it true? Is metephysics even meaningful? Where is this all going to lead? These questions are not so easily answered, and I would say that only time will tell, unless I were even doubtful about that. Let's have some decent philosophy please., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 17/11/15
I want to see a joint statement from Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam to the effect that philosophy has entered a new phase. From now on we can use our minds and our intellects to work together to solve problems and don't need to rely on old armchair philosophy methods. Professors all around the US and, indeed, the world, have been adopting these new practises more and more, and this trend shows no sign of abating. We philosophers have laid down the challenge: it is time for our great living figures to give us the OK and the go-ahead. I have a Word document detailng some of the changes I would like to see going forward, and have had a correspondence with some leading figures about the possibility of having a conference dedicated to this important theme. I know our journals only habe limited space but if we all write down everything we feel and then really try to make a good argument, I think we can start to see some substantial changes within the next three to five years, especially in on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 17/11/15
Courage is a state of ming whereby the actor has a big feeling of pride, and great ability for action and change. Then we get into stuff like goodness and friendship, which are also important. From time to time I even despair of ever defining these things once and for all, but I know we will do it eventually. How much fun would it be to have those definitions now! But then again not yet having them gives us something to look forward to . Anyway thanks for the suggestions I will certainly do everything you tell me. on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 16/11/15
Thanks so much! 'Heap of link' seems to have been a modest hit: I've even seen it crop up on the metametablog quite apart from any discussion of the old Pilos. Regarding 'The Pilos' - I think it's short for 'philosophy' and cognates, and also short for 'Philosophy Metablog'. I think the first instance of it was on the first post here, specifically the line 'NEWF FROM LETER REPORTS AND REMINIST PILOS'. Obviously, I was typing very quickly. I was so pleased with the result that I added, higher up on that same post, the highlighted line 'NEW from Sanford Encyclopedia of Pilos' and then 'NEWSSS WER"E VBEING DISCUSSED AZBGAIN AT THE PILOS METAMETABLOG!!!' Note that it was only some time after that that we as a community took the decisive step of making 'Pilos' a name for this blog itself. Thank you kindly for your interest and your intelligent question. I will do my utmost to respond to any such future queries or comments at the highest peak ability. Stay tuned: things are about to on So hey guys it looks like the PMMB has comments disabled, at least for now, so please continue here. Philosophy in the profession.
in response to Love the blog, but I've always wanted to know: what's the story behind the name "Pilos"? Is it short for "Pile of" something, sort of like "Heap of Link"? After all, what is the ontological difference between a "pile" and a "heap"? You should probably make your philosophical commitments explicit about that distinction, then at least consider changing the name of the blog to "Heapos.", byAnonymous.
on 16/11/15
Love the blog, but I've always wanted to know: what's the story behind the name "Pilos"? Is it short for "Pile of" something, sort of like "Heap of Link"? After all, what is the ontological difference between a "pile" and a "heap"? You should probably make your philosophical commitments explicit about that distinction, then at least consider changing the name of the blog to "Heapos." on So hey guys it looks like the PMMB has comments disabled, at least for now, so please continue here. Philosophy in the profession.1 replies.
Anonymous
on 16/11/15
Having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around some of the changes in the profession of philosophy these days. Firstly, where are discussions to be held? Secondly, how do we convince other people of our arguments? Thirdly, if the very use of logic is governed by logical conventions, then how do we justify our concepts? Fourthy, if what we believe depends on what we are interested in, how do we know what we should be interested in so that we can believe the most good things? Fifthly, if an editor of a journal asks us to revise and resubmit, what is the best way of writing the paper so that it gets published in the near future? Sixth and (hopefully!) finally, if the cost of thinking about philosophy is higher than the cost of doing science then why not just do science and let that inform our answers to life's big questions instead of getting into philosophy even in the first place? Genuinely asking here. on So hey guys it looks like the PMMB has comments disabled, at least for now, so please continue here. Philosophy in the profession.
Anonymous
on 15/11/15
Anonymous
on 13/11/15
Someone needs to post links to this post. The Yale mess is an important example of the sort of thing PM(M)B people should be talking about. on So hey guys it looks like the PMMB has comments disabled, at least for now, so please continue here. Philosophy in the profession.
Anonymous
on 12/11/15
If you talk to them in the shopping mall you will be like Socrates. Only maybe not, since the people walking around in the agora didn't just shop but also voted and politicked. You could say to everyone DO YOU KNOW WHAT FRIENDSHIP IS? TELL ME!!! Or you could go in an airport where people also buy things and you could say YOU ARE A GENERAL. YOU MUST KNOW WHAT COURAGE IS. TELL ME. on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 11/11/15
Oh wow cool so you're saying I could get a cheap leather bag to put my philosophy papers in so I look like the big cheese when I come and tell them all about philo. I will have them on my lawn, on my deck, in my house, talking talking talking. Gonna be so good. Frist week we're doing ethix. onPhilosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 11/11/15
Just go do it. I think in the shopping center where the kids' Christmas train is and they have the leather bags from China on sale. Just put some card tables there and invite people over. onPhilosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 11/11/15
Do I have to read it to do it serious? on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to A lot of work has gone into this new paper by Jonothan Schaffer, that much I can tell. Is it true? Is metephysics even meaningful? Where is this all going to lead? These questions are not so easily answered, and I would say that only time will tell, unless I were even doubtful about that. Let's have some decent philosophy please., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 11/11/15
Hi guys I love this philosophy to. I was trying to see if I could get Saturday off work to learn more but I can't. Still I've got a couple of podcasts lined up to listen to tonight and I might be able to figure out a bit more of what Nietsche (sp?) had to say about power and the arts. Also Shopenhaur (god these guys don't want us to be able to spell their names easily do they!) seems really cool but a bit cranky. This is shaping up to become one of my favorite subjects! Do you guys know if there is any way I could get a job talking about philosophy some day? I don't think I'm going to be one of the big players, but maybe if I could just have reading groups and discussions maybe at a community center sometimes they could pay me a bit to run that activity. This is something which would both appeal to me and might actually make the world a better place right? I mean who doesn't need to think better! OK I'm rambling now maybe. Sorry! haha on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 07/11/15
i love pphilkiophy ideas an thinking. lots of ideas like in the wor;d all the things which curiousisy" us so to speak. this new disiplin of philophy provides answers and ways of doing things differentky in future. lets all sign up fdor a oarse in philophy if we havnt alreadt! on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to thamks mate really a great website, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 04/11/15
thamks mate really a great website on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking9 replies.
Anonymous
on 04/11/15
Oh and modal logic *is* nice and smooth, thanks for the recommendation a while back. onPhilosophy Ideas and Thinking
in response to A lot of work has gone into this new paper by Jonothan Schaffer, that much I can tell. Is it true? Is metephysics even meaningful? Where is this all going to lead? These questions are not so easily answered, and I would say that only time will tell, unless I were even doubtful about that. Let's have some decent philosophy please., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 30/10/15
A lot of work has gone into this new paper by Jonothan Schaffer, that much I can tell. Is it true? Is metephysics even meaningful? Where is this all going to lead? These questions are not so easily answered, and I would say that only time will tell, unless I were even doubtful about that. Let's have some decent philosophy please. on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking5 replies.
Anonymous
on 30/10/15
I've developed a new theory of philosophy: we need new fundamental concepts every seven years, because that's when our body has been completely replaced by new cells. If we keep changing our fundamental concepts in this way, our conceptual scheme will keep adapting to new environments. I am currently trying to get the word out on blogs and social media, and then if all goes well I will publish a book - but it'll only be good for seven years! Even I can't escape the theory! on Philosophy Ideas and Thinking
Anonymous
on 29/10/15
Addendum. EDITED: I know I am only one person among many, but together we can become a force to be reckoned with. I truly believe this and want to do philosophy in public, like Socrates. I don't care what happens to me, I don't care if I'm given the modern equivalent of Hemlock. I am going to do what I do, and that is the end of it. I had an amazing teacher, and he always told me to be myself no matter what I did and to move in a way that enabled me to conserve energy and defeat my bad defects. I'm so thankful about this, but also worried. on Going online - Aristotle
in response to Success! After nine long years on the job market I have finally secured a position! I am going to be a philosopher in Boston. It is an exciting prospect to know that I will be doing academic work in a univeristy in America, doing what I love, and hopefully earning enough to start a family, if I can meet that special someone. I am working long hours but I know in my heart it is good and I'm going to get there. Who knows, maybe some day I will be a big player in philosophy with several influential articles, and maybe even books, to my name. I just wanted to share this all with you. , by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 29/10/15
I totally agree with this question. As a senior academic once said, I find technology baffling and frightful. Hakuna mattata. on Going online - Aristotle
in response to How does philosophy interact with computers? For instance, when I download a file, am I downloading the file itself or an instance of something non-spatiotemporal? When I go on my favourite websites, am I looking at the websites themselves, or representations thereof? Most importantly, when I put my ideas and pictures of myself in the form of data - ones and zeroes, basically - how does my computer know what it means? I see a bright future for young upcoming philosophers who are conversant with computers, or who are willing to learn. In this way, a whole new field seems to be opening up before us., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 29/10/15
Success! After nine long years on the job market I have finally secured a position! I am going to be a philosopher in Boston. It is an exciting prospect to know that I will be doing academic work in a univeristy in America, doing what I love, and hopefully earning enough to start a family, if I can meet that special someone. I am working long hours but I know in my heart it is good and I'm going to get there. Who knows, maybe some day I will be a big player in philosophy with several influential articles, and maybe even books, to my name. I just wanted to share this all with you. onGoing online - Aristotle1 replies.
Anonymous
on 29/10/15
We've certainly seen a lot of idealism in the past haven't we? Philosophers saying that, oh no, there isn't any stuff really, it's all in our heads, or we made it up out of ideas, or God did, or the Absolute did, or whatever. But now it's cool that we're getting back to that good and true realism where we know what we're doing and where we stand. This is the world. This is how it is. Go Aristotle! on Going online - Aristotle
Anonymous
on 28/10/15
How does philosophy interact with computers? For instance, when I download a file, am I downloading the file itself or an instance of something non-spatiotemporal? When I go on my favourite websites, am I looking at the websites themselves, or representations thereof? Most importantly, when I put my ideas and pictures of myself in the form of data - ones and zeroes, basically - how does my computer know what it means? I see a bright future for young upcoming philosophers who are conversant with computers, or who are willing to learn. In this way, a whole new field seems to be opening up before us. on Going online - Aristotle1 replies.
Anonymous
on 27/10/15
Hoping that my department gets that new journal subscription later on in the year. If I can collate all my research into short 1000 word documents, my university has agreed to let me post it all on a blog to be run by the library. This seems like an excellent way of integrating new technology with traditional academic practise. I think I will create a post on metaphysics, two on philosophy of mind and ethix, and maybe something on philolang as well. Cool stuff. on Going online - Aristotle
Anonymous
on 27/10/15
I've been an assistant professor for nine weeks now and I'm loving it. Also, great work on including aristotle in this week's post. I think he is a great philosopher! :) on Going online - Aristotle
Anonymous
on 26/10/15
Can you spot the flaw in this argument: I am a philosopher Socrates was a philosopher All philosophers who are not Socrates are still philosophers I am going to win Best Essay for 2016. onGoing online - Aristotle
Anonymous
on 24/10/15
Accuracy: it's the first thing I think about in the morning and the final thing I think about every night. And rigour. This is where philosophy comes from, and this is who I am. Now who can tell me I have no right to be a philosopher and enter the profession? I have two friends who both took undergraduate classes in philosophy and they both say I must be one hell of a person to undertake studies at the level that I have. I am very proud of myself and my family, and where I come from we always like to give it up for our home town; I remember where I come from, and I remember my roots. At all times I will strive to create the greatest analytic philosophy since Jennifer Wilson, and Tom Nagel's bat experiment. Also a healthy dose of Colin McGinn. I was looking up all these names when I found a clue to some of our problems at the moment. Look out for a full story I intend to publish in the top three journals as soon as I possibly can. When I have meetings with my graduate students, I tell on Going online - Aristotle
on 22/10/15
How do you define pragmatism. on New Post Here at the Pilos Metablog
Anonymous
on 21/10/15
A lot of love in the room. When I do philosophy I feel like my head is about to explode, and then sometimes it kind of does and I have great new ideas. Then it becomes a matter of seeing if I can find a way to write and publish them for a great audience. But then the deadlines set in, and the headaches, and the whole reality of the situation is that I've got to keep getting up in the morning and being productive and meeting those deadlines, so then it becomes really hard to keep the dream alive I guess. But now I'm learning some new methods which I think might really be able to help me with this sort of stuff. It's by a guy I went to high school with and even though he never became an academic it's really good. In six weeks I can write a paper, publish it, and start getting on to the next one. Any time anyone asks me how I achieve what I've achieved in philosophy I tell them they have to get onto this stuff. When I'm older I know I'm going to say thanks to myself! onPilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
in response to Philosophy and culture. The highest level of achievement in analytic philosophy goes to all those who recognize each other and their place, their embodiment and their humility. Thank you so much for this forum., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 19/10/15
Thanks. I for one am immensely enjoying the way this blog and trhe profession more broadly are shaping up. In a few years from now we might be able to start our own journal, in which a new kind of philosophical thinking is put on display, boasting hitherto undreamt-of methods and results. If I turn out to be part of that, great. If not, that's fine also. Others will take the torch from me and carry it forward. This cooperative aspect is one of the great things about intellectual work. Ever since childhood I have had a desire to do something of this kind, and I hope now that when it seems to be within my grasp, that it actually is and is not just a fantasy spun out by my psychology. In terms of how it feels, the two cases are indistinguishable, but externally they are very different: on one side lies pure folly, on the other? The possibility of greatness. We shall see! on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
in response to Philosophy and culture. The highest level of achievement in analytic philosophy goes to all those who recognize each other and their place, their embodiment and their humility. Thank you so much for this forum., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 15/10/15
Philosophy and culture. The highest level of achievement in analytic philosophy goes to all those who recognize each other and their place, their embodiment and their humility. Thank you so much for this forum. on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers2 replies.
Anonymous
on 15/10/15
Thanks! When I created this blog I wanted to createw a space for the careful (and sometimes not so careful!) discussion of academic philosophy, the academy, and the ups and downs of all that and what we think about this way of living. I think a lot of interesting people have chimed in and given their thoughts, and we've had some debates too. It hasn't always been easy or pretty but I think we're getting into a space now where new things are happening. I will tell Daily Nous and see if they want to cover it. Also Brian Leiter may be able to help. But look, we all have to get our journal articles published and, hey, maybe you can put some links to the metablog in there and tell other philosophers who might not be so web savvy about what's going on here. People in ethics, metaphysics and epistemology. I can't wait to see what happens next! on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
in response to Looking around the blogosphere and found this Thank you., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 14/10/15
Looking around the blogosphere and found this Thank you. on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers1 replies.
Anonymous
on 14/10/15
Really tired of all this philosophy talk. If I were less of a permeable membrane I would probably have had enough long ago. Now I have four papers out at journals and a book at a press and it makes me feel really good, but then I look in the mirror and see how tall I am and then I feel even better and think that philosophy should maybe take a back seat sometimes. Big life lesson. onPilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
Anonymous
on 13/10/15
Just chiming in. I like your points Prof. I agree that we have a lot left to do before philosophy is complete and a lot of problems with the profession. Got a lot of books given to me to read this month - four of them mentioned Wittgenstein, but none of those were helpful, and yet Wittgenstein's the best. So count me as puzzled and frankly incensed about that. Now you may call this a glitch in the matrix, but it's also something which points to something deeper perhaps. When I first started reading about philosophy, I got a lot of ideas which interested me very much to think about. I spent days at this cafe having milks and coffees and just thinking about these great ideas and talking with friends about them. We had a lot of good discussions. Then I began to write and record philosophy essays, and making "mixtapes" of my early philosophical ideas and essays: kinda weird, but fun. Then when I got more serious, it got really fun. I was thinking this is amazing, how could I ever get on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
in response to Four thinges: (1) Peer review has a long way to go. Why do we have print journals anymore? We should just download them from the internet. This way we could also have more philosophy. (2) Hiring practices must improve. I know six men and three women and all of them want jobs. At least two of them are eminently qualified. I was going to say 'You do the math', but really, we can't all just defer to the Groumet Report all of the time. We need to get our own andwers based on our owen experiences and opinions and then use that to determine who should and who should not get that great job we're all talking about. (3) We shouldn't have politics in academia just for the sake of it, and logic and philosophy people should be free to pursue their own interest undisturbed and unruffles. Also with social concerns, they should not have to justify themselves to the masses by saying "hey, this could really help your kids have a good time when they're much older'. It's enough that it's good work. , by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 13/10/15
Four thinges: (1) Peer review has a long way to go. Why do we have print journals anymore? We should just download them from the internet. This way we could also have more philosophy. (2) Hiring practices must improve. I know six men and three women and all of them want jobs. At least two of them are eminently qualified. I was going to say 'You do the math', but really, we can't all just defer to the Groumet Report all of the time. We need to get our own andwers based on our owen experiences and opinions and then use that to determine who should and who should not get that great job we're all talking about. (3) We shouldn't have politics in academia just for the sake of it, and logic and philosophy people should be free to pursue their own interest undisturbed and unruffles. Also with social concerns, they should not have to justify themselves to the masses by saying "hey, this could really help your kids have a good time when they're much older'. It's enough that it's good work. on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers1 replies.
Anonymous
on 12/10/15
Here;s what I think about philosophers: they are sometimes nice people although they like to be very clever and this inhibits their ability to dance, and to love, and to take delight in all that life has to offer. For years this bothered me and I wondered whether or not I should become a philosopher. I only learned to think differently in recent years when I realized that my very life is a pendullum, swinging between two modes of life - one cold, analytical, unruffled but quietly desperate, and a hot, intuitive mode which agitating as it was afforded high pleasures, and the feeling that one was really living. Now I have only to learn to moderate the swings, but to go with them when they come, while yet maintaining some presence in the other mode, so that I may keep my life and my concerns going with some stability, and not have to change everything every time the pendullum changes direction. God help me in this endeavour. on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
Anonymous
on 12/10/15
I have to admit that recent events in the profession have me thinking 'Wow, this is a difficult situation, and I can only hope we find a way out before too long'. But then that thought dissipates under the strain and gives way to a bleak feeling. It was only last night that I had this. But then something always comes along - some rewarding student, a paper published in Nous, a good blog post, or even something personal like a lover or a friend, and then we are coaxed right back into life and go on living as academic professional philosophers. I for one would like to find a way to preserve my wonder and enchantment, but also my skepticism. So I think this profession has a lot to learn about that. This is only made clearer by what it going on in Mind, at Daily Nous, in Kant's Critique and at NewAPPS, Feminist Philosophers and Digressions & Impressions - great blogs. onPilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
Anonymous
on 11/10/15
Just chiming in here too. Lots of cool stuff happening both here and at Daily Nous. I don't know about you, but I have a sneaking suspicion that by the end of 2015, Brian Leiter will no longer be the top philosopher in the profession. Move over Brian! on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
in response to VBeen getting lots of comments and then using that data and analyzing that data and pretty soon wer're doibng to have polls up and running! THen you can tell us what you ;like, what;'s not so hot, and fuinal,ly, wehere should we be goingh asd a group of friendds family anfd professional colleagues! Philsoohpy is the best advice when you're down,. phjilosophrt ius tha best things int h3e worlxs.,, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 10/10/15
VBeen getting lots of comments and then using that data and analyzing that data and pretty soon wer're doibng to have polls up and running! THen you can tell us what you ;like, what;'s not so hot, and fuinal,ly, wehere should we be goingh asd a group of friendds family anfd professional colleagues! Philsoohpy is the best advice when you're down,. phjilosophrt ius tha best things int h3e worlxs., on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers1 replies.
Anonymous
on 10/10/15
An interesting question: in recent cases of academic misconduct, who have been the perpetrators? What sort of people are they? What do they look like? I think if we think of them as just a number, just an abstract entity, then that won't mean a lot to us, but by putting a face to it and really embodying that in our cognition we can get to a better place of how to control it. I think it's also interesting how if you're trying to get the philosophy right, then sometimes you have to do the opposite of what you would be doing if you had to do the best stuff. I think when I became a philosopher, on some level I thought 'Wow, this is wrong, but it's also right'. Analyzing texts all night! on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
Anonymous
on 07/10/15
Thankgs guys for all the comments so far. Just in the interest of opening up a more inclusive discussion here are a few points: - No hatred or violence will ever be tolerated here - Please be respectful to all persons, places and things - Do not be egotistical: no one really cares about you - Online behaviour is a proxy indicator of offline behaviour, and accordingly, you should all consider yourselves as being watched and on very thin ice indeed - The climate will not improve until these points are all met and appreciated by all Thank you A Distinguished Philosopher on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
Anonymous
on 06/10/15
Can I be honest? I love the philosophy profession. I want to succeed in it. I think it's the best. So I think we need to work together more to get this underway. It's one thing to talk about ranking systems, the Leiter top 50, and Daily Nous and all that political stuff, but at the end of the day it always comes back to: hey, this is a pretty interesting issue, I want to learn more about this and maybe make my own contribution. And that's great. WHen I told my brother this we both cried and I knew then I would apply to become a philosopher. on Pilos: The Philosophy Profession Blog for Undergraduates and Tenure Track Philosophers
Anonymous
on 03/10/15


Adjuncting all Summer - what a drag! Oh well, at least I can buy a hardback copy of Spinoza with the proceeds. Yes you read that right; I still love great philosophical texts, despite everything. Now who can tell me that there is no one who really cares about the subject? There's certainly me. There are certainly my students. Now granted, we're only a small liberal arts college, but with a lot of work and six tenure-track appointments this Fall, I think we're going to clean up at the next APA. It's interesting: we got all out offprints and put them in a pile, counted them up and thought 'Yes! We're really accomplishing something here on the research front!', but then the administrators had to come in and ruin it all. I've got a 4-4 teaching load and no time to think. It's fun but doesn't make for a lot of good philosophy. One day I think I'm going to snap: it won't be pretty. Till then, I will revel in the geometric method! on The Pilos
in response to Why does Libby Masters suck so much?, by Big Red Boy.

Anonymous
on 23/09/15


Hi guys, some cool discussion here, and some weird stuff! Don't know what to make of it but here goes. ...the Philosophy Metablog is a place to go now to discuss the weird and scary aspects of the profession in a way that reflects them. We can come here to compare notes on publications, teaching loads, bias, and problems in the discipline. I think this is a good thing, and we ought to realize it while it lasts. When I was an undergraduate, I read lots of Plato and thought 'Wow! This is exciting stuff!'. I wanted to do something similar. Now I can only laugh at my hubris. If one thing is wrong with this outlook, it is the lack of ambition inherent in it. Now granted, we can't all be Plato, but at least some of us can transcend the usual boundaries of the profession and start to lay the foundations for a larger, more singular achievement that stands some chance of reaching out across the ages and saying 'Hey! Check out this way of looking at the world!'. I for one think this is on The Pilos
in response to Why does Libby Masters suck so much?, by Big Red Boy.

Anonymous
on 22/09/15


Boo boo boo boo, boo boo boo boo boo! BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOOO BOOO!!! on The Pilos
in response to Why does Libby Masters suck so much?, by Big Red Boy.

Anonymous
on 22/09/15


Why does Libby Masters suck so much? on The Pilos3 replies.

Big Red Boy
on 19/09/15


Ha. It could get you anywhere from adjuncting forever, to tenured at NYU. It's just more likely to keep you towards adjuncting forever. You never know though. on The Pilos

Anonymous
on 19/09/15


I'm right here! Never fear. on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Big Red Boy
on 19/09/15


I was recently hired as an adjunct at a mid-ranked community college - my question is: where will this get me, and when? I have a lot of research under my belt and have even published two papers, one in Phronesis, one in Nous. If I work hard, do you think I could get a research position somewhere in the English speaking world? I like to think I am a good teacher as well, and would definitely consider a job where I have to do some teaching but get to do some research as well, hopefully in exchange for promotions and reduced administrative duties. I am a compatibilist about free will, I believe all people are the same, and I think we should get all different kinds of people into philosophy. I am also single and a non-smoker. When I next go for a job, I will be sure to update my CV and put up a webpage. And I'm a women! on The Pilos

Anonymous
on 19/09/15


Question: where is the real Big Red? (Only the Pilos would ask such a question! Only the Pilos.) on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 17/09/15


Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho - check out the new Pilos song on the post above though! AWESOME! on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 17/09/15


Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Tristan Haze
on 17/09/15


Ho ho ho I am the Big Red Boy what is the deal here Tristan? Is this your blog? on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 17/09/15


Hi Big Red!!!!! on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Tristan Haze
on 15/09/15


Cool. Hi Tristan! on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Big Red Boy
on 15/09/15


With a dramatic performance of his own, Mike Van got a few things going for the dinner table and my dad on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Tristan Haze
on 15/09/15


Yes. Conferences are annoying. on The Pilos
in response to I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, , by Anonymous.

Big Red Boy
on 14/09/15


I want here to raise a number of what I consider to be serious issues in the profession: (1) Adjunct teaching: how much of it should we have, and is it good? Also, why are we in this situation? (2) Publication metrics: how do they work, and what are we going to do about it? I would like to know. (3) Sexism: no one likes it, why don't you stop? Seriously though this is a huge problem. (4) Bias: three out of four people think they can judge their futures accurately: they are wrong. Let's work on bias and then we will be better teachers and researchers. (5) Conferences: too little, too early. No conferences please. I had three kids before I started grad school, and now I tell them all to study philosophy if and only if they want to! I know my spouse thinks this is a bit weird, but I'm always like that with them and really they think it's fun. My teaching load is incredible, and I'm juggling two appointments while publishing in some of the best journals academia has to offer. Honestly, onThe Pilos9 replies.

Anonymous
on 13/09/15


I think he considers and formulates arguments, and most importantly takes time to think of new approaches in philosophy. It's so valuable for a phillosopher to take that extra time, and Chalmers has always been very encouraging to other researchers, incliding students. But if I had to say one thing about his philossophy I disagree with, it would be this: you cannot imagine zombies, so how could conciousness have any ontological relation to that? These are different categories. That always seemed so obvious to me! Maybe *I* should write a book. on The Pilos
in response to Does anyone ever wonder what happens to Timothy Williamson when he goes on holiday? I've heard he goes to the beach, does some research, and keeps in touch with students while also entertaining family and friends. I would like to find a similar way of balancing all these things with being at the forefront of my profession, and I believe it will happen for me in the next five years. The only think which gives me doubts is that I haven't yet published in any of (what I consider to be) the top five or six journals. It's only a matter of time, but I think my research is getting fairly good these days. My students are also very happy with me! Obviously, this may not last but at least it's not all bleak, right?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 13/09/15


I often wonder what David Chalmers does on holiday, myself. on The Pilos
in response to Does anyone ever wonder what happens to Timothy Williamson when he goes on holiday? I've heard he goes to the beach, does some research, and keeps in touch with students while also entertaining family and friends. I would like to find a similar way of balancing all these things with being at the forefront of my profession, and I believe it will happen for me in the next five years. The only think which gives me doubts is that I haven't yet published in any of (what I consider to be) the top five or six journals. It's only a matter of time, but I think my research is getting fairly good these days. My students are also very happy with me! Obviously, this may not last but at least it's not all bleak, right?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 10/09/15


Yes, I understand that you're happy with your interview but you have to realize that there are several hurdles ahead of you. You will have to sit through endless meetings, grade papers, probably move, have lots of paperwork to do, probably be stressed out half the time, and then what? You are a ticking time bomb, and I think you need to get some perspective.Just my two cents. on The Pilos
in response to I just had a Skype interview! Fingers crossed! I have five publications on bioethics and play the lute in my spare time., by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 10/09/15


Does anyone ever wonder what happens to Timothy Williamson when he goes on holiday? I've heard he goes to the beach, does some research, and keeps in touch with students while also entertaining family and friends. I would like to find a similar way of balancing all these things with being at the forefront of my profession, and I believe it will happen for me in the next five years. The only think which gives me doubts is that I haven't yet published in any of (what I consider to be) the top five or six journals. It's only a matter of time, but I think my research is getting fairly good these days. My students are also very happy with me! Obviously, this may not last but at least it's not all bleak, right? on The Pilos2 replies.

Anonymous
on 10/09/15


I love academia, and I love philosophy. Just looking at philosophy books makes me think 'Wow, I love this subject;, If I'm honest, when I started studying philosophy in 2002 I had the idea that it was a load of rubbish, for stupid "smart" people whose minds had, in a sense, failed them. I know what made me think that, and I'm still aware of that now, but the scales have shifted for me and I have fallen down the rabbit hole! When you study a subject half your life, you begin to learn what it's like to love and to hate it. on The Pilos
in response to I just had a Skype interview! Fingers crossed! I have five publications on bioethics and play the lute in my spare time., by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 07/09/15


Reminds me of the time I had a departmental seminar and all my mentors came to audit me! Was like a deer in the headlights. I think that if we perform well at conferences, publish in top venues, and check our egos at the door, there's no reason why we couldn't all wind up with tenure at good research institutions. Yes, the job market is terrible. Yes, philosophy is useless. Yes, there's no point in doing it. Yes, outreach is a waste of time. But if we band together and do some great research and teaching then that's what counts! I got a letter from the editor of Mind years ago saying this (in different words). on The Pilos
in response to I just had a Skype interview! Fingers crossed! I have five publications on bioethics and play the lute in my spare time., by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 06/09/15


I just had a Skype interview! Fingers crossed! I have five publications on bioethics and play the lute in my spare time. on The Pilos3 replies.

Anonymous
on 06/09/15


Laughing laughing laughing! That's so good, look how far we've come! xo on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 03/09/15


Lol: Red. on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Big Boy
on 02/09/15


TO be honest big boy it is because you were so rude to me to begin with and this was a way for me to defend myself in the present climate. I appreciate your concerns and will conduct a session with my mentors and students where we work through the relevant claims. Thanks so much for pushing me on this issue; you truly are a nice big red boy. on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 02/09/15


Lies, lies! Why do you call me 'big boy'? on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 01/09/15


Big Boy how could you. I am so angry I can barely type, and all my thoughts are swimming and racing. I wrote those pieces, and I wrote those pieces, essays really, with great care. The ideas in them were developed in the years following my dissertation and then honed at conferences in Toronto, New York, Canberra and Tel Aviv. My work in this area has been recognized by scholars the world over, and I am due to receive the Schock Prize in 2019. I have only to mention three more things before my case is complete: (j) I started learning about Husserl when I was still in high school, and by the time I was 22 I had published four articles about phenomenology. (ii) When my teachers told me not to do phenomenology but logic instead, I cried and stopped eating until they gave me another chance, and - last but not least - (iii) when I started this blog, I had consultations with leading phenomenologists about the best way of tracking phenomenal experience, and we settled on a hybrid method on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 01/09/15


Having pieces in the Phenomenology Reader. on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 31/08/15


What do you think I am lying about? And is this Big Boy? (Just browsing the SEP. Cool stuff!) onPhilosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 31/08/15


Stop lying. :( on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 31/08/15


I totally agree! Really glad you're also pumped about the Reader. I've got four or five pieces in it myself - I can't remember. I think that if we realized that philosophy is for everyone, not just smart philosophers, we could get a lot of new voices, especially in phenomenology, and really enrich the profession. If that means watching Black Swan, then let's do it! I'll get the choc-tops!!! Just kidding but you know what I'm getting at (I assume). In grad school my professors got as far as 'Inclusiveness, good, elitism, bad', but failed to appreciate the radical restructuring of philosophy that this would entail. I think it is our job to carry this through in a way that is not only appealing, but fun. on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 30/08/15


Yeah, that Phenomenology Reader looks cool. Well, if you like statistics, are a big name, and want to bring philosophy to the people, Black Swan is a pretty good example of a good idea grounded in the history of philosophy, presented in a way that the people care about. on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 29/08/15


Oh cool, yeah I think statistical methods stand to make big inroads in philosophy, particularly philosophy of language and metaphysics. It's one thing to sit in the armchair theorizing, but we've also gotta know what the people really want and like to say. If we could do a tie-in with the movie it'd be even better. Regarding money, I don't have a lot, and I have no way of getting any to you, so no BB you cannot borrow some money. Really excited about the new phenomenology reader from Oxford University Press! I can't wait till the paperback comes out. Then I'll buy it!!!! :-) onPhilosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 29/08/15


Also, can I borrow some money? on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 29/08/15


I was really drunk when I wrote that last comment. But I do like that book Black Swan- the one about statistics. It's pretty good. And the movie about the ballerinas was pretty good too. But they're neither is based on the other. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 29/08/15


I know exactly wat you mean. I have not read Black Swan, but I saw a movie by that name once and it was a bit scary but mostly lovely, beautiful dancing ladies. I think I agree with your interpretation. Also, goal-oriented behaviour is another big issue, as well as goals and the very idea of a telos or purpose to existence. This is something I really like to discuss with my kids. But yes, we all know and learn more as the weeks roll on, and I am going to be given big payout in June since my book on Kripke is coming out in the Fall. Wittgenstein once said 'Come on, tell me more about the places and things'. I think I was born to understand that. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 29/08/15


You ended your question with a period, which indicates that it was rhetorical. I know (I think) it was a bestseller, but have you read Black Swan? It explains how becoming a big name is a matter of random chance. And I know that since Leucippus, philosophers have been convincing themselves that there are purposes and mechanisms and goals and stuff, but it's a lot of wishful thinking. I can't tell who I'm talking to now. I thought I knew, but something changed. Well, by guess has changed from a particular person who I know well to a particular person who everyone knows but me. Whatever, we have to complete our information some way. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 28/08/15


Hey, I for one DO care about Leiter. He has a lovely face and a great sense of humour. As for big name philosophers - I want the best, and the best stuff is always the big names. Sounds stupid but there it is. I think Saul Kripke could be my father. I won't watch Gossip Girl, at least not for a while, as I've got a stack of papers to revise and resubmit before speaking at a Pluralism conference. Looking forward to a nice break! You're not mean, it's easy to get sick of the privilege in this profession, but an argument's an argument at the end of the day isn't it. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 28/08/15


No! Stop! Sure, it's our job to know what all these people said, and great if some of their stuff inspires you, but you really need to get off their nuts. The main reason why our profession is so dumb is that everyone's all over names like Kripke or Lewis or Quine or who-the-fuck-ever and as a result, we're super obsessed with hierarchies and social standing and dumb ish like that. People love to blame Leiter for all that, but nobody cares about Leiter anymore, and here you are dropping names. And sure, you can fall back on the fact that this is a place of nonsense and mayhem, and so I'm an idiot for taking anything seriously here. But your mayhem aesthetic celebrates disorder, so I doubt your name-dropping is some sort of intentional attempt at satire. Instead, I think you can't help yourself. You know what? If you did watch Gossip Girl, Blaire probably would be your favorite. Sorry if I was mean, but all the names made me REALLY mad. I hope the dissertation is an okay read and on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 28/08/15


You're not wrong, big boy, not wrong. Now if I can just find a way to get this dissertation marked before my own students come and say 'Hey! We are going to be published in the top journals, who are you?', then maybe I'll still be in with a chance to be a great Kripke scholar. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 28/08/15


Serena is my favorite because she's a slut-shamer-shamer. No double shamer elim as a rule, but in this case, Serena is supposed to be kinda slutty (does it with a lot of people), which is not a bad thing to be at all. But I don't want to hear about any philosophers personal experiences with doing it because none of you look like the Gossip Girl cast (or the Empire cast). And even if you did, I work with you people. Money and explosions are fine. Doing it? Not so much. Keep it to yourselves- even my interlocutor here agrees, I'm sure. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 27/08/15


Thanks for this. You raise a lot of points, and I've got to run off to the APA, but super-quickly: Blair is my favourite character because she represents the social mores of our times, and by reflecting that reality, poses a challenge for us to realize it and attain reflective equilibrium. Regarding history: yes I do think it's important to have a historical approach. All too often analytic philosophers look at concepts as eternal, immutable absoilutes to be described a priori. I think we should be happy that a more pluralist, interdisciplinary spirit is now emerging. These are exciting times! Regarding your postscript: yeah, LEWIS IS THE MAN!!! Hahahaha. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 26/08/15


PS: When I was house-hunting, the realtor showed me a home which happened to come with a toilet-bowl adorned with a portrait of David Lewis. So I bought that house, even though it was in a less than desirable neighborhood. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 26/08/15


I hated you again for the first few sentences because it actually is cool that Blair was the only Kantian. And for most people, it's a little bit uncomfortable to be the odd one out, so I guess, a-little-bit-uncomfortable is what it was like to be Blair. But then again, Blair is a fictional character, so it probably never was like anything to be her. I hate history. Fuck all those guys. Later. onPhilosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.

Anonymous
on 26/08/15


That is so cool! What do you think the phenomenology of that and what do you like to say? I would like to see you publish this at a conference. Don't forget to get a good copy editor though! I think metaphysics is on the rise for sure, but I want to eat rice so I get into those referential relations and think Yes! Carnap! Tarski! These are the guys! But now it's all Whitehead, Deleuze.. go home, you know? I am in the top ten philosophers on PhilPapers and I just want to say: the whole profession's stupid. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 26/08/15


Also, the last episode of gossip girl features the utilitarianism vs Kantianism debate. Blair is the only Kantian. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 25/08/15


I don't hate anyone, but some things make me grumpy. And you remind me of some of those things. on Philosophy Metablog
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12:27
on 25/08/15


No. I'm not either of those people either. I still hate you. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 25/08/15


Thank you thank you! But you are, big boy! YOU"RE MARVIN! AND YOU"RE THAT HOT GoDDIP GRRL go get em girl! Big boy, that is.... (oops!) on Philosophy Metablog
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You're not Marvin Martian and you're not friends with Blair Waldorf! on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 24/08/15
Ooh, goodie!!! Thank you big boy.XOXOXOX on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 23/08/15
Well, I still hate you. And I hated the comment. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 23/08/15
Oh no no no I made a mistake and I understand now. THANK YOU BIG BOY!!! I hated it too and I LOVE YOU and want to see you smile and laugh with me. COME ON BIG BOY, LAUGH WITH ME NOW!!! AAARFFFHHGHGHGH!!!! xo Baby Jeezy on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 23/08/15
You mean this happened to you and you hated it, or you hated the comment, or what? Thanks buddy. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 23/08/15
I really hated that. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 22/08/15
Well aren't you a big boy big boy big boy big! You're so cool and you're so great, why don't you come to my school fete? I love you and I think you, are better than a petting zoo! (Oooh caroooou.) on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 22/08/15
Ooooooooooh! Carooooouuuu! on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 22/08/15
Hush. I still hate you. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 21/08/15
No. I hate you as a friend. on Philosophy Metablog
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Anonymous
on 21/08/15
Thanks very much!!! A lot of intellectuals have problems with money but I think it's just beautiful to look at. This is my favourite blog at the moment and I think it's beautiful too. We have serious problems on the adjunct market. No one is going to tell me that after my fifth flyout, with nine publications to my name, I shouldn't be bitter. I told Mr. Zero and he agreed: we have to push for a more embodied framework. on Philosophy Metablog
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on 21/08/15
What's really weird is you decorate it with money. I don't get that. How come you decorate it with money? It's weird and I don't get it but somehow at the same time it's just exactly right. A paradox. This is applied logic. on Philosophy Metablog3 replies.
Anonymous
on 20/08/15
I really like this initiative and think more people need to start thinking about tenure. My mom started teaching me set theory because she's an unapologetically smart women from a time when these were few and far between. We taught maths together in Massechusetts in the spring and then came out to Oregon where we run a small school teaching maths and practical skills like gardening, even just walking and running better. As a longtime devotee of contemporary analytic metaphysics, I can say that I would like to see Jason Stanley and Cian Dorr challenge Ted Sider to a raw discussion about how Stephen Yablo might be introduced to Carrie Jenkins. Obviously Brian Leiter is someone we can trust to react well to this. I think David Chalmers might be able to investigate, and then if we find a place in our hearts for Kris McDaniel and Kit Fine, a conference could be started where we tell them all about Huw Price. I need something to do with my life. I've had kids and now I want to go to on Philosophy Metablog
on 20/08/15
There's a super cool new resource put together by Brian Leiter and the good folks over at Feminist Philosophers. It's called Get MY Points, and it's a way for philosophers to list out all the points they will be making in their upcoming talks and papers, just to give people that all-important heads up which might make the difference between a lacklustre reception and one of, let's just say another kind. Got the point? Get Get MY Points! on Philosophy Metablog
on 16/08/15
i can only imagine what it feels like to have been on a tenure committee while trying to edit an anthology and trying to maintain a 4 - 4 teaching load. this is why i have decided to put all my data on philpapers.org, so that people can see what i am doing and who i am in this situation. my latest work on bioethics explores the body and the places we have in relation to our bodies. this sort of embodied cognition is the great payload for modern philosophy of mind, the big game-changer. by writing and publishing on this i have gotten into a very good position indeed, and if i obtain a tenure track position in the next six months, then maybe my kids can go to that good school out of town after all! on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 10/08/15
Thanks guys for all the comments! Really interested to hear more about phenomenology, that stuff sounds really interesting. I don't know about you guys but when I first read Husserl it was Logical Investigations and I thought 'Huh! This guy is both an Analytic and a Continental philosopher! This is pretty cool!'. So I think we could both use a lot more of that. Moving onto blogrolls, please guys add us to your blogrolls and stop being blog-trolls haha! To apply the theory of definite desciptions, there is the best, and if anything is the best it is identical to you guys!!!!! on Philosophy Metablog
on 09/08/15
I REALLY LIKE THIS DIALECTIC IF ONLY MORE PEOPLE COULD SEE PAST OUR PAROCHIAL PREOCCUPATION WITH KANT AND OTHER WESTERN PHILOSOPHERS onPhilosophy Metablog
on 07/08/15
I said to my supervisor this week: here are my ideas, here I am, here we are! We've both been published in the top journals, so let's stop relating to each other like student and teacher and start to get something REAL happening you know? This was before I started work on my Philosophy Compass article. Then, I'm putting my name in all the APA forms with 'Dr' because I know I'm going to have a PhD soon and he (yeah, he's a guy - obviously!) says 'Hey! You can't do that, you're not a doctor! *I'm* a doctor and I'm your supervisor!'. I'd like to see how the profession may be able to grow to handle this, but hey, I'm not about to hold my breath! on Philosophy Metablog
on 06/08/15
Mmm! Really nice points, thanks guys! :^) on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 05/08/15
I wish I could believe what you are saying here but unfortunately I am not in a position to enter into that sort of debate. If you give me a trolley and a switch on the other hand, I'm your man. Applied ethics baby! Real life is simple: just do what you do, and everything will come to you. My old professor used to say this to me while he handed out grades and hall-passes to the other students: get into that stuff, you will learn a lot. And since then, you know what? I have. I have always looked to philosophy to be the best thing for me and it has always come through, from Heraclitus through to Plato through to Boethius, Kant, Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, and later on we now have Alain de Botton and Alain Badiou, and not to mention the great minds of Nelly Furtado and Steven Hawking, although they're not philosophers per se; I just like their style. on Philosophy Metablog
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SlamDunk86
on 03/08/15
I think this is a good system a good belief system and something I could learn in my spare time: analytic philosophy. (i) it tells us what numbers are and which numbers there are (ii) human freedom, and (iii) everything in between. And if you just believe that through clear argumentation we can get this message out to more people, then maybe you can start to see some of what we're talking about here in analytic philosophy! on Philosophy Metablog1 replies.
Anonymous
on 02/08/15
I just got the news that I will be giving a lecture in Istanbul the following morning. I only hope I can check my privilege at the door. I am humbled to be part of this delegation, which will explain Gettier's famous counterexample (published in Mind) to the claim that knowledge is justified true belief. All the people who see me there will see my new hair and my new diagrams! I've been working on this stuff for a while with a couple of paraconsistent logicians in Paris, so I'm really keen to hear what you guys have to say about it. Come see us on Facebook and after the talk. Lots of love, You Know Who. on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 02/08/15
Big question in navigating the academic, particularly the philosophical, job market: are you going to suceed or not? My wife and I came up against this last year when we flew our kids out to public schools while trying to get into the Leiterrific top 100. Three publications and nine student evaluations later, we have finally got tenure. Thank God. on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 31/07/15
Well -I'm- here to talk about issues in the profession here, I don't a know about you guys... elitism, sexism, bad ranking systems, journals which function like clubs... LET"S OPEN UP A DIALOGUE AND MAKE THIS PHILOSOPHY METABLOG GREAT AGAIN!!! Hell, we may even make some changes to the profession on Philosophy Metablog
on 29/07/15
That's a beautiful question! I would like to know as well, I'm freaking out here! on Philosophy Metablog
in response to Why does this blog look like a Tea Party/Republican LSD wet-dream?, byAnonymous.
Anonymous
on 29/07/15
Why does this blog look like a Tea Party/Republican LSD wet-dream? on Philosophy Metablog1 replies.
Anonymous
on 29/07/15
'Chip chip chip and you're out' is what my uncle, a respected anthropologist, always said with respect to tenure-track jobs. I got a fly out last Fall and made it to the top five only to fail because I didn't have any publications in the big three. I wish I could have gone to Harvard and had a big sauce roll for my big lunch EVERY DAY on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 28/07/15
Get your big mumu on it's time for the Top Ten Articles in Philosophy. I won't see you there if you're a woman. Patriarchy much? on Philosophy Metablog
in response to After six years on the job market, nine articles in top journals, forty nine conference presentations and a shit-ton of money spent on flyouts and suits, I now have a job!!! Thanks guys., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 25/07/15
Ooooh! Carrroooou! This is how we used to kill time before I got into Speculative Realism. I'm glad you've seen the light. If we all pitch in and start a new Smoker I want to sit at the top with a big newspaper cigar sticking out of my head. Will look great on my CV next to all the publications. onPhilosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 25/07/15
When I came home to your wife after the last Smoker she said the same thing to me, so yeah, it's not just you. on Philosophy Metablog
in response to So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience?, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 24/07/15
Thanks you officially won the metablog internet prize for best comment. Now can I have my blogroll back? on Philosophy Metablog
in response to After six years on the job market, nine articles in top journals, forty nine conference presentations and a shit-ton of money spent on flyouts and suits, I now have a job!!! Thanks guys., by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 24/07/15
After six years on the job market, nine articles in top journals, forty nine conference presentations and a shit-ton of money spent on flyouts and suits, I now have a job!!! Thanks guys. on Philosophy Metablog2 replies.
Anonymous
on 22/07/15
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A BASEBALL BAT IN PHILOSOPHY on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 21/07/15
I was reading Mr. Zero's comments about publishing again yesterday and I thought 'Wow, why doesn't this guy have a tenure-track job at a top instutition?'. It was then that someone pointed out to me that he has since been tenured. I want to extend my congratulations to Mr. Zero, and explore a further issue with hiring and tenure committees. I feel that when we are asked to provide surveys and teaching evaluations, this is like telling a student to take a picture of you and then draw what is on the picture, and handing the drawing to the department. We might as well have to sit with Brian Leiter. If my experiences are normal, then lots of other folks here will have more than one great publication but still no job. They may say this sort of talk is entitled and whiney, but hey, that's what we're here for. Now it's true that not all of us have had the same opportunities, but when my course load is as heavy as it is now, and I've got refereeing duties, research and committees to think on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 21/07/15
So they say that sexism in the profession is one of our leading problems, well how about elitism? I think I can point to a few people here.... I only bring this up in order to test the hypothesis that if we act collectively, we as a profession can become more democratic and give everyone a chance to work at the top 100 departments, if they see fit. I know that when my wife saw me come home after yet another round at the APA smoker, with lines on my face, she erupted into incivility and said '(name redacted)! We have to get jobs so that we can start a family!'. When this happened I knew I had to think seriously about my future in academia, or if I even want to pursue one. Has anyone else had this experience? on Philosophy Metablog37 replies.
Anonymous
on 20/07/15
I've always found academics really annoying. The way I first started publishing, peer-review was way different from how it is now. Now I can't even get into a top-ranked institution using the methods Leiter wants us to use! on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 18/07/15
Thanks, I'll add Daily Nous and the Brains Blog. Do you have any other requests? on Philosophy Metablog
in response to Interesting list of philosophy blogs. Not just insofar as it's incomplete, but also pretty idiosyncratic. And some other major ones not on it. Any thoughts?, by Anonymous.
Anonymous
on 15/07/15
Interesting list of philosophy blogs. Not just insofar as it's incomplete, but also pretty idiosyncratic. And some other major ones not on it. Any thoughts? on Philosophy Metablog1 replies.
Anonymous
on 15/07/15
The PGR is my fav philosophy journal! What's everyone else's? on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 14/07/15
Oh no, here we go again.... on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous
on 13/07/15
When I started to teach and write philosophy, I believed in the idea that doing so might really mean something. Now I believe I made a huge mistake. on Philosophy Metablog
Anonymous

on 13/07/15



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