The FOE digest for 2011
Thu 15 Dec 2011 09:01 AM
I: One thing that commentators on Descartes fret about is who the "I" is who narrates the meditations.
II: In elementary school, there was a unit on letter writing.
III: When writing problem sets for Intro Logic, I try to use interesting topics.
IV: Brian Leiter is calling for a boycott of Synthese.
V: Last week we had the final class meeting for my 17th+18th Century Philosophy course.
VI: Last month, I discussed the unprofessional and craven reply by the editors of Synthese to the petition protesting their unprofessional and craven behaviour.
VII: When there were first calls to boycott Synthese, I was in a bit of a bind.
VIII: Two computer scientists at Stanford are going to be teaching a free on-line course in AI.
IX: I have played around with Google's Ngram Viewer before.
X: Today marks the end of this blog's year six.
XI: A few weeks ago, I did an exercise in my intro course in which students read descriptions of two scenarios, answered some multiple choice questions individually.
XII: I have just sent off the final manuscript for my book, Carving up the world: Scientific enquiry and natural kinds.
Teaching (in general) and the Synthese debacle (in particular) dominate the round-up, with the usual smattering of stuff about life on-line.