Weekend Edition

I just got back from a very enjoyable trip to UMass to deliver a talk. I’ll write much more on the talk (and the feedback) after taxes, grading, etc are done, but in the meantime here are some links, comments etc for your enjoyment.

  • Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the interesting (and on-going) thread on women in philosophy journals. One quick note about commenting here. In order to cut down on spam and trolls, I’ve implemented rules where you have to sign up to comment, and your first comment has to be approved by a moderator. Once you have been approved once though, future comments don’t need to be moderated. (They might be deleted by a moderator, for better or worse reasons, but they’ll go straight up.)
  • On the same line, I pretty much approve of the bloggers code of conduct that has been discussed in various places. But I won’t be enforcing them as they are written. It seems that they want you to delete any comment that contains something ‘knowably false’. That would rule out most (attempted) philosophical contributions the posters or commentators here make.
  • Keeping with the theme, I liked Geoff Nunberg’s take on the Don Imus affair.
  • In a couple of weeks (on Saturday April 28 to be precise) there will be a workshop on complex demonstratives here at Cornell. Matti Eklund is the organiser for this. Jeff King, David Braun, Lynsey Wolter and Zachary Abrahams will be speaking. It starts at 1pm, and is at 236 Goldwin Smith Hall. Everyone is welcome!
  • Congratulations to Vincent Hendricks for winning the Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for Mainstream and Formal Epistemology!
  • If you’re looking for a logic job in the southern hemisphere, there is one just announced at Auckland.
  • Here are the slides for the talk I gave at UMass. I’m using a new computer, so I wasn’t sure how to make the slides a reasonable size. So that’s a large download. As I said above, hopefully more detailed comments to come.
  • The new computer has some quirks, some of them due to the design, some of them due to the user. I was setting up my chat preferences, and I thought it would be neat to have my status be “Current iTunes Track”. It was only after I noticed this that I saw that my status, as revealed to the world (or at least my chat buddies) was “Thank God I’ve Hit the Bottom”. Had I left it on that setting, later that evening it would have been (in order) “Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies”, “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” and, finally, “All My Friends are Getting Married”. For better or worse, I’m not using that as my status until I sort out my song library a little.
  • Finally, I’ve set up the sidebar so that links to various posts on other blogs that I find interesting, amusing, worth tracking etc appear under ‘Elsewhere’. That list will change fairly often, even when this blog isn’t being updated.

4 Replies to “Weekend Edition”

  1. “It seems that they want you to delete any comment that contains something ‘knowably false’. That would rule out most (attempted) philosophical contributions the posters or commentators here make.”

    Combine that with a pessimistic induction, and all comments everywhere would need deletion.

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