One of the effects of academia, especially philosophy, having moved so quickly to establish a presence online is that philosophers can have strikingly high Google rankings. Since a high Google ranking is to the 21st century what an ancient title was to the 20th century, this is worth some note. Obviously most philosophers, except those with particularly common names, are the first Google hit if you search their full name. The issue is how high up you are if you search just one of their names. For instance,
- Benj is both the first Benj and the first Hellie, which is quite a feat
- Ishani is the second Ishani, and the third Maitra
On the slightly less impressive front (though we can work on improvements!) we have
This is mostly to be filed under weekend frivolity, but while I’m here I should note the papers blog has been updated.