Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Amazing X(ϕ)-Men!

Thanks to Jessica Berry for setting up my talk at Georgia State on Friday. It was wonderful talking with everyone about the psychology of moral judgment!

While I was hanging out with the grad students, we came up with a nickname for Stephen Stich and all his co-authors in experimental philosophy (like Nichols, Machery, Weinberg, and Nado): the X-Men. While Stich has to be Professor X, discussions of who is Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto, etc., can now begin.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Resemblance and Representation by Ben Blumson, available for free!

My colleague Ben Blumson's book on depiction, Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures, has just come out. He published it with OpenBook Publishers, an open-access press, so anyone who wants to read it can do so for free on the internet here. You can also buy a pdf copy or a hard copy if you like.

I'm optimistic that this will become the standard way to publish things by the time I'm an old guy. The internet exists, and it's the best way to share information. People should use it instead of shipping chunky pieces of processed wood pulp from continent to continent.