Overheard at the Pacific


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Stephen Marotta
Stephen Marotta
6 years ago

No, actually, I don’t.Report

James A
James A
6 years ago

It’s not raining in Vancouver and it’s quite nice outside. I say we make this a peripatetic conference.Report

Adriel Trott
6 years ago

At the gate, in my eagerness to overhear conversations by potential philosophers, I have learned that the Linguistic Society of America and the Shakespeare Association of America are both meeting in Vancouver this weekend.Report

Anon Grad Student
Anon Grad Student
6 years ago

“The Daily Nous guy said hi to me!”Report

p
p
6 years ago

Apparently, experimental philosophers are about to announce an important discovery. In other news, some well-known philosophers decided not to get drunk this time and even refrain from talking trash about other well-known or less-known philosophers and remind everybody around that they should not do it either.Report

Grad Sockpuppet
Grad Sockpuppet
6 years ago

“I applied to a research/teaching postdoc. They said they got 1800 applications.”Report

Anon Grad Student
Anon Grad Student
6 years ago

The real action is on yik yak this year.Report

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

“That is identical to that” can be uttered falsely.Report

Felonius Screwtape
Felonius Screwtape
6 years ago

does anybody have any weed ?Report

james a
james a
Reply to  Felonius Screwtape
6 years ago

Yes.Report

Clayton
Clayton
6 years ago

More, please. I miss the Pacific.Report

Anon
Anon
6 years ago

Felonius: Wrong thread, man. This is ‘Overheard at the Pacific’.Report

Daniel Silvermint
Daniel Silvermint
6 years ago

“Hey, say something you-like. I want to post it on the Daily Nous ‘Overheard at the Pacific’ thread.”Report

Daniel Silvermint
Daniel Silvermint
6 years ago

In the interest of honesty, I may have said that one while talking to myself.Report

Anonymousse
Anonymousse
6 years ago

“What do you work on?”
“Teaching.”Report

Adriel Trott
6 years ago

Two guys talking about teaching feminism: ” A lot of those people have drank the post-modern Kool-Aid, so you know, they can’t write.”Report

PGOAT
PGOAT
6 years ago

Fuck you, we’re not competing. Let’s go shopping.Report

Kanon
Kanon
6 years ago

“There’s sexy sick and then there’s poopy sick.”Report

p
p
6 years ago

It somehow feels smallReport

Paul Henne
Paul Henne
6 years ago

“How is philosophy even possible?”Report

Dani
Dani
6 years ago

“There’s no such thing as critical thinking” (in the elevator lobby at 9am)Report

Anon
Anon
6 years ago

“There’s no such thing as critical thinking” – that is certainly true in the sense that there’s no such thing as uncritical thinking to contrast it to.Report

p
p
6 years ago

I miss the band from San Francisco that played during the reception. That band was great and watching philosophers imitate dancing while they played is the only thing that remained in my mind from the whole conference.Report

james a
james a
6 years ago

It’s clear at this point that the star of this conference is Galen Strawson’s awesome hair.Report

Dani
Dani
6 years ago

“Don’t lose my Kant!”

“Contrary to reality, it is a fact.”Report

p
p
6 years ago

Nobody persuaded anybody about anything. But wine was good, and some of the un-falsifiable statements and theories were quite beautiful.Report

Young Feminist
Young Feminist
6 years ago

This isn’t really an “overheard” so much as a “completely wowed” – Susan Brison spoke at the book symposium on MacKinnon’s ‘Toward a Feminist Theory of the State’ (25 years on). It was the most moved I have ever been at a philosophy event. Tears were cried (by many, not just me). Thanks to Lori Watson for organizing the event, to Catharine MacKinnon for asking us to consider what would happen if we could all share our own autobiographies of assault, and to Susan Brison for bravely reminding us why philosophy matters.Report

Sergio Tenenbaum
Sergio Tenenbaum
6 years ago

Insofar as I can understand [philosopher’s name redacted]’s view, it is totally unintelligible.Report

Justin C
6 years ago

“Shhhh, that’s that Justin guy from Daily Nous”Report

Justin C
6 years ago

“I’m a consequentialist, I would kill everyone in here if I had to”Report

Anon Grad Student
Anon Grad Student
6 years ago

Susan Brison was really, really spectacular.Report

Mark Alfano
6 years ago

“Embrace your destiny as an ancestor-god to the hedonic singularity!” ~ Neil Sinhababu

This wasn’t so much overheard as simply heard.Report

another nameless grad student
another nameless grad student
6 years ago

2 guys in the lobby: “That is the most ridiculous project idea I have ever heard. But sure, I have ten minutes…”Report