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.
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.
This review expresses a lot of what I think about philosophical methodology: https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/the-crisis-of-method-in-contemporary-analytic-philosophy/
(One of its authors supervised my PhD, so maybe that's not shocking.)
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'. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/lying-misleading-and-what-is-said-9780199603688?cc=no&lang=en&