Heap of Links


1. Human civilization is over, says Noam Chomsky.
2. But in case it’s not: a forum on parenthood and academia, at Times Higher Education.
3. Using statistics in your philosophical work? Need help? You can get free one-on-one stats consulting.
4. “Philosophy emerges in society when it loses meaning and fails to provide a unified and coherent picture of reality” — from an interesting review of newly translated lectures by Jean-Francois Lyotard (that’s right, Lyotard; get over it) on the value of philosophy.
5. The “most memorable” conversation one retired airman ever had was with Marjorie Grene, who earned her doctorate in 1935; “unable to find work in philosophy she farmed near Chicago and raised her daughter and son while writing several books about philosophy between 1944 and 1959.” Eventually she became chair of the philosophy department at UC Davis.
6. A recently republished 2009 interview with Judith Butler about Israel (with a rather sycophantic introduction).
7. Should the military use a version of deep brain stimulation to modify soldiers? Matthew Liao (NYU) discusses the issues.
8. Need to get the creative juices flowing? This article explains why you should go for a walk.
9. If you have some time to kill you can see what people have to say about their “philosophy professor” on Twitter.
10. The canon of philosophy karaoke songs ❤.  (via Jeff Engelhardt)

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justinrweinberg
6 years ago

More Philosophy Karaoke Songs:
Popper Don’t Preach
Hit Me With Your Oakeshott
A Groovy Quine of Love
Nietzsche Tonight
Oh SearleReport

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6 years ago

The Total Eclipse of the HartReport

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6 years ago

Smalltown BoydReport

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6 years ago

Perry Lane
Strawberry Field ForeverReport

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6 years ago

Kamm TogetherReport

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6 years ago

Sgt. Popper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandReport

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6 years ago

Lucy in the Sky with DiamondReport

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6 years ago

Dworkin Like An EgyptianReport

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6 years ago

A Whitehead Shade of PaleReport

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gabrielecontessa
6 years ago

LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ME, Justin!!!Report

justinrweinberg
6 years ago

Dennett You Want Me (Baby)
Hungry Like Sue Wolf
In the Ayer TonightReport

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6 years ago

It’s the Rand Of the World As We Know It (I know…)Report

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6 years ago

Shiny Appiah PeopleReport

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6 years ago

What’s Lowe Got To Do With ItReport

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gabrielecontessa
6 years ago

The Dark Sider of the MoonReport

Johann Klaassen
6 years ago

She Talks to EngelsReport

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Anon
6 years ago

Since Justin posted a Lyotard link and Terence Blake references Lyotard, this might be a good place to ask: what is the current status of Lyotard in continental philosophy?

Obviously he’s not well thought of among the analytically minded, but many controversial figures have achieved something like canonical status in continental circles. So, I find it a bit surprising that Lyotard doesn’t have a higher profile there.

I haven’t read his work in ages, and only encountered him very early in my philosophy study, but at the time I thought among stylistically obscure writer he was sometimes more readable than things like Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze.

Is there a reason why interest in him has declined among continentals? Is there a reason why analytic philosophers treat him as a kind of worst-case version of “bad” continental philosophy? Does this new volume suggest a renewed interest?Report

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gabrielecontessa
6 years ago

The Boyd With Hawthorne on His SiderReport

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6 years ago

There is a Leiter That Never Goes OutReport