The only time I regret using Ubuntu on my main work machine is when I have to set up printing at a new institution.
New open access journal in #philosophy! Journal of Modern Philosophy. Summary here: http://dailynous.com/2018/09/11/new-journal-modern-philosophy/ #OA #openaccess
As a new starter I had to do a fire walk which turned out to be less exciting than it sounded.
New blog post from the American Philosophical Association's blog: Practical suggestions for incorporating Islamic Philosophy into your courses, with specific texts for different topics (metaphysics, political phil, etc.), by Peter Adamson: https://blog.apaonline.org/2018/09/03/so-you-want-to-teach-some-islamic-philosophy/ #philosophy
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So, if for nothing else than to help people learn from our mistakes, I'd like to start compiling accounts of the unravelling/failure of social.coop.
I will be reaching out to particular people over the next few days, but if anyone out there left/chose not to join social.coop for Reasons and would be willing to talk about it (anonymously if you want), please DM.
Please boost for visibility.
A Times Literary Supplement piece on J. L. Austin is on the front page of Hacker News.
I think that a few years ago I convinced myself that a Fregean solution to the problem of the unity of the proposition couldn't work. (I.e. saying that unsaturated entities combine with saturated.) But I can't now remember what convinced me. I suppose I should reread some of the things that I was reading at the time to see if I shake something loose.
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I've amassed a collection of research papers and copyleft textbooks I'd prefer to read with a dedicated device rather than my bulky laptop. I run #Linux and prefer to use #FOSS tools when advantageous. I've heard good things about Kobo+koreader, but I would love to hear everyone's personal experiences. Hoping to find a system I can keep using as I approach grad school.
I'm reading a paper on existence which consistently misspells 'Ronald McDonald'.
What I'm #reading
For work: Papers from the edited book 'Metasemantics'.
For fun: Stanisław Lem's 'Mortal Engines'.
First day in the office tomorrow. I'm going to buy some shirts this afternoon.
I think that one of my tasks next term will be chairing the MA students' work in progress seminar. Are there any obvious things that I should (not) do?
I will be teaching logic this coming semester and philosophy of language (undergraduate and MA) next semester. I'm very fortunate.
hey does anyone have good resources for teaching yourself simulation in an object-oriented language? C++ much preferred, python gives me hives.
(this is actually unrelated to my R toot earlier I just have a thing that will work best in an object oriented language)
Looking for a time management/logging and project management tool that is accessible/usable. Hoping the interwebs can come up with some recommendations. Thanks much
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