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Philosopher-Photographers on Instagram (and Elsewhere)

Sometimes a little beauty is in order.  I know about and follow a few philosophers who take gorgeous photographs and post them on Instagram or their own sites. I’ll share some of them with you, with a few samples from each. I hope you’ll be able to clue us in to some more philosopher-photographers to follow, be it on Instagram or elsewhere. Justin Sytsma (Victoria University of Wellington)     You can follow Justin Sytsma on Instagram here (@jmsytsma) Daniel Star (Boston University)   You can follow Daniel Star on Instagram here (@daniel_star_net). He also posts his photos at his own site. Maureen Eckert (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)     You can follow Maureen Eckert on Instagram here (@maureenaeckert). David Estlund (Brown University)     David Estlund doesn’t have much recent work on his Instagram feed (@destlund1), but he does have his own photography site with many more photos. Simon C. May (Florida State University)     You can follow Simon C. May on Instagram here (@nomisyam). Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol)       If only we could all be as happy as that lemur looks, right? You can follow Richard Pettigrew on Instagram here (@richardpettigrew1981). I also park my occasional amateur photography on Instagram, here (@justin.weinberg). Do you know of other philosopher-photographers with pictures on Instagram or somewhere else publicly accessible online? Are you one? If so, [More]

On Philip Seymour Hoffman

While Hoffman's passing is upsetting, I have an overall sense of gratitude and found myself actually envying his accomplishments rather than fixating on his death. He left us something and he used his great skill as an actor to show us something about the world and about ourselves. Few of us, even if we live to a ripe old age, will have either the talent or the opportunity to do what he did. [More]

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