Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aaiiieeeedentity theory

I see why many philosophers seek alternatives to mind-body dualism. But the behaviorist view that being in pain is nothing more than exhibiting pain-behavior is a terribly implausible form of moanism.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My NDPR review of "The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche": It's good!

It's up at NDPR now. First paragraph:

Containing 32 essays and weighing 3.5 pounds, this volume is in every sense a massive contribution to Nietzsche scholarship. Ken Gemes and John Richardson deserve congratulations for lining up many good essays, thanks for their clear and helpful introduction, and admiration for coming as close to complete coverage of Nietzsche-related topics as any book could. The essays offer original arguments while remaining accessible to readers who are unfamiliar with the facets of Nietzsche scholarship they address. They're generally of high quality, especially considering the challenges of contributing to a collection organized for breadth and accessibility, as well as originality. I'll devote one paragraph to each of the 32 essays.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

High Table for the Joint Session

The elevated "High Table" at Cambridge offends my egalitarian sensibilities, but I wish we could've eaten there during dinners for the big UK conference. And rolled and smoked some marijuana. It'd be nice to have High Table for the Joint Session.