Two great discussions of teaching that are quite complementary: One here, on “going gradeless”, and one here, on introducing wonder into philosophical writing activities, instead of setting questions. Advertisements
Here is an idea. It goes like this, and this, And this. But I see a problem with it, all the same. (Or, I see something promising here For another problem.) And that goes like this. We could work it out, Perhaps—here, how’s that? Ok, so that sounds good. But what about this objection That… Continue reading Argument: a poem
Not my advice, but a link: Adriel Trott with some suggestions on perfecting your prospective journal articles. It’s nice to see a discussion like this from a philosopher. The first point, clarity, I can never work hard enough at. I also like the discussion on pertinent literature under point 2. I certainly feel the pressure to… Continue reading Advice on scholarly writing
This journal has been a little too inactive of late. Mostly, this is because I had a) a course to teach, and b) a journal article to complete. Pleased with my concentration on those things, I let the window to the internet-world slide. “Why add another task?” I said to myself? Twitter became the extent… Continue reading Diary of an ECR #12
Another grant application. This time I’ll spend more time on it. Apply early, apply often. For my book project on historicity.
An interesting exercise: to subtitle Derrida’s seminar. You can see how he puts questions in place in order to frame the main analysis. The centre piece of seminar three is really the juxtaposition between Schmitt and Macchiavelli’s interpretation of what is proper to politics. I’ll publish a proper summary of this soon, but I thought… Continue reading Subtitles: seminar 3, Beast and Sovereign I
Part of the motivation for establishing this website and blog is to trial using a social format for research. To test the idea that an audience for research will help me read, think, and write more. Writing is a social exercise – even if one only writes for oneself. It uses public language, and has… Continue reading Research and social writing