Philosophy’s Big Data and why that is good

The American Philosophical Association’s Executive Director Amy Ferrer guest posted today on the newapps blog.  I’m heartened that the APA is committed to collecting and reporting data on the profession in a rigorous and data-driven manner, unlike those blogs and rankings (actually I’m thinking of just one in particular) that are biased from the bottom up.… Continue reading Philosophy’s Big Data and why that is good

Deliberately Considered exits and makes room for Public Seminar

I’m sorry to see that the wonderful blog, Deliberately Considered, is closing down to make room for a new venture.  Deliberately Considered brilliantly captured “the politics of small things.” The new Public Seminar is more of a group blog and links up more closely with the New School’s mission.  I’m adding it to my blogroll.

On the peril of cliché: Helen Foley, Peter Levine, Hannah Arendt

My high school English teacher, Helen Foley, who helped me become who I am (at least the salutary dimensions), warned me against writing in clichés.  These are the antitheses of thinking, she said, and she was so right.  In all the years since, when I’m writing and a cliché floats to mind as an effective… Continue reading On the peril of cliché: Helen Foley, Peter Levine, Hannah Arendt

Why not to play nice

I largely agree with this but I would add that everything would be much more efficient if people would just say what they actually think so we can just plain figure out who they are and what they stand for. If you really don’t give a damn about diversity, just say so and stand by… Continue reading Why not to play nice