New Blog from Librarian at Harvard’s Robbins Library of Philosophy


Eric Johnson-DeBaufre, the librarian for the Robbins Library of Philosophy at Harvard University, has started Philosophy in the Margin, a new blog “devoted to philosophical and other sorts of readers’ marginalia, as well as to topics that occupy the margins between philosophy and other disciplines. Also to banjos.”

In his inaugural post, Johnson-DeBaufre previews some of what’s to come:

I hope to entertain readers with some of the materials from our library’s recently created marginalia collection, a collection that includes readers’ marks and annotations left by philosophers such as William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, Charles Sanders Peirce, and many others. Along with these will also be the interesting and sometimes amusing marginalia left by the many anonymous readers who have passed through the library’s doors.

Check it out!

(via Daniel J. Brunson)

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Eric Johnson-DeBaufre
4 years ago

Thank you so much for the mention, Daniel and Justin! I hope that people will find something to interest them on the blog.

Also, I will very soon be adding to our department’s Youtube channel an audio recording I recently discovered of a lecture given by J. L. Austin in Sweden on October 29, 1959. We will also eventually be adding more lectures by John Rawls.Report

Eric Johnson-DeBaufre
4 years ago

I wanted to add that if any Daily Nous readers have suggestions for philosophy blogs that I should link to, please feel free to email them to me. Thanks!Report