Saturday, January 24, 2015

At least they got around to it

From Piers Steel's 2007 paper, "The Nature of Procrastination": "Readers interested in the history of procrastination might seek a book by Ringenbach (1971), cited by Knaus (1979), but this search is not recommended. Aitken’s (1982) investigation revealed that the work was never actually written."

Apparently she discovered that Ringenbach, Knaus, and the publisher were trolling their entire field with a "Oh my book about procrastination? I never got around to writing it" joke. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

The National University of Singapore has just awarded me tenure, and promoted me to Associate Professor.

Philosophy is the most exciting thing in my life. Now I get to do it for the rest of my life!

Monday, January 05, 2015

If there are actual ingredients that we can use to make this, it should be possible

Does anyone know if Ruth Barcan Marcus had a favorite drink? I've been thinking that there should be a cocktail called the Barcan Formula.