Friday, November 09, 2007

"Possible Girls" gets published!

Today when I went to my mailbox in the department, I found a solicitation for money from Al Franken, letters from various departments acknowledging their receipt of my job applications, and a well-stuffed envelope from USC. That surprised me -- I hadn't applied to anything at USC. When I opened it, and saw that "Possible Girls" had been accepted for publication by Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, which comes out of USC, I spent the next hour acting like a complete fool. (Made loud excited noises in the hallway, started dancing uncontrollably at various moments, and abruptly hugged Josh Dever, who had helped me most with the paper.) I have to make a couple changes, but they aren't especially substantial, so I should have them done quickly.

I have a couple other publications -- most notably the book that Brian and I have come out with -- but getting my first peer-reviewed journal publication is really exciting. And it's pretty cool to be an ethicist with a metaphysics paper in a good journal. Especially a paper that made the reviewer laugh out loud several times.

12 comments:

SCM said...

Very sweet, and at a very good time for you. More philosophy papers should be published with titles that could serve as the name of an indie/punk band.

Reid said...

Congratulations Neil! And humor too, or so I hear. It is a sign of real mastery when you can persuade someone believe your argument and laugh about it at the same time.

Cigars all around!

Brandon said...

NICE WORK! Congratulations, man.

Edward said...

Congrats.

"Possible Girls?" This sounds amusing. Is there a preprint?

Steve & Beth said...

Congratulations Neil! That's awesome news.

Jonathan said...

Very cool, Neil. Congrats! I fondly remember your presentation of that paper.

Mary said...

Congratulations, Neil!

Matt said...

Congratulations, Neil. That's very nice. I'm not surprised about the good help from Josh Dever, either. Years ago (before he was at UT) he was my MA thesis advisor and provided significant good help.

Justin said...

That is good news on the Possible Girls paper. You'll have to send me the final version at some point. Like we talked about, I'd like to discuss it at the philosophy club we've started here.

Neil Sinhababu said...

If anyone wants a copy, they should feel free to email me for one. At this point I'm still moving towards the final version, but I should be there soon.

Matt said...

Congrats, Neil!

djw said...

Nicely done!