On obituaries

When the life of the mind reaches an end. Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen combs obituaries in search of companions of the intellect…
When the life of the mind reaches an end. Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen combs obituaries in search of companions of the intellect… [More]

Orwell, reluctant patriot

George Orwell was an intellectual who disliked intellectuals, a socialist who distrusted socialism. He belonged nowhere. Except England…
George Orwell was an intellectual who disliked intellectuals, a socialist who distrusted socialism. He belonged nowhere. Except England… [More]

Feminist Perspectives on Trans Issues

[Revised entry by Talia Bettcher on January 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The relationship between feminism and transgender theory and politics is surprisingly fraught. The goal in
[Revised entry by Talia Bettcher on January 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The relationship between feminism and transgender theory and politics is surprisingly fraught. The goal in [More]

Slippery Slope, Same Sex Marriage, Goats & Corpses

While same-sex marriage seems to have momentum in its favor in the United States, there is still considerable opposition to its acceptance. This opposition is well stocked up with stock arguments
While same-sex marriage seems to have momentum in its favor in the United States, there is still considerable opposition to its acceptance. This opposition is well stocked up with stock arguments [More]

Once Upon a Time in the West

Science in an age of instrument worship. High-tech tools are mental prostheses, replacing the skills of hypothesis and imagination…
Science in an age of instrument worship. High-tech tools are mental prostheses, replacing the skills of hypothesis and imagination… [More]

History of author interviews

The author interview makes commercial sense – for writers, periodicals, publishers, and bookstores – but does it validate the work or replace it?…
The author interview makes commercial sense – for writers, periodicals, publishers, and bookstores – but does it validate the work or replace it?… [More]

On hieroglyphics

Popularizing punctuation. Some characters, like “@” and the pilcrow, thrive, while others, like the interrobang, go kaput. Why?…
Popularizing punctuation. Some characters, like “@” and the pilcrow, thrive, while others, like the interrobang, go kaput. Why?… [More]

Business and Professional Ethics - TT

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  California State University,
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  California State University, [More]

Adjunct Instructor -- Philosophy and the Arts

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Rutgers University -
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Rutgers University - [More]

Conference season wrap-up

OK, I haven't been very good about keeping this blog up-to-date. I'll try to do better. First, recent conferences (here "recent" means since April). St. Andrews conference on Philosophical Methodology: I've posted photos. An audio file of my talk on verbal disputes (and also of Jonathan Schaffer's t
OK, I haven't been very good about keeping this blog up-to-date. I'll try to do better. First, recent conferences (here "recent" means since April). St. Andrews conference on Philosophical Methodology: I've posted photos. An audio file of my talk on verbal disputes (and also of Jonathan Schaffer's t [More]