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@Dialectrical I always think that that sort of thing must exist. But I don't know of one. I would like to easily construct webs of citation too.

@mbbrown Should we think it any more likely that there was life, given this?

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You should be using a citation manager, because formatting data according to strict specifications is best handled by computers. But if you are not, you should use Zotero's new service: zbib.org/

@micmic 2012 is old? Things move slowly in philosophy.

I got another nice email. It put me in a good mood all morning. Send nice emails to your lecturers, if you think they're doing a good job.

Trying to find a digital home for my friend. Does anyone know if there's an instance geared around #philosophy? I found one for #academia in general but not really philosophy-specific necessarily.

There are a lot of legitimate complaints about academia, and I don't know whether I will stay in it, but sometimes it's good.

I gave some good essays back to students this morning. Someone asked for further reading on speech acts, and I got a nice email. I feel quite good about how these lectures went.

@mbbrown It was a hot topic when I was in grad school. I'm not fully on board but there is some interesting stuff going on.

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@GardenOfForkingPaths Right. If it's not OK to answer those questions with a true account of the methods for that project, then a tendency would be to think that we should be saying (misleadingly) that we do what scientists do.

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@GardenOfForkingPaths I hate filling in that part of grant applications. But I do think that there are such things as methods in philosophy. At least there are things that people do, which lead to papers etc.

This review expresses a lot of what I think about philosophical methodology: ndpr.nd.edu/news/the-crisis-of

(One of its authors supervised my PhD, so maybe that's not shocking.)

@jaranta That annoys me too. Probably more than is reasonable. But why do journals have idiosyncratic styles? Why are there more than, say, two styles anyway?

Hey! I need some suggestions of bibliography about the creation of English Departments in US/Canada. Any info?

I'm trying to work out how to introduce the semantics/pragmatics distinction to my undergraduate class. I'm thinking of starting with the distinction between lying and misleading, and basing my discussion on Jennifer Saul's 'Lying, Misleading, and What is Said'. global.oup.com/academic/produc

@mbbrown Linguistics is an easy answer for me as a philosopher of language. I like playing with and thinking about computers too. I find maths exhausting but fun.