2014 in the rearview mirrow
Sun 28 Dec 2014 06:56 AM
Years ago, I was blog-tagged to summarize the year's blogging by taking the first sentence from the first post of every month. It's become a tradition; cf. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and
Although the sampling procedure is rather arbitrary, this year strikes me as being more narrowly about my academic work than recent years: more about writing, publishing, and teaching and less in the way of philosophical rumination on current events that were stuck in my craw. I'm not sure whether I think that difference is for better or worse.
I. One of the papers I was working on when I looked for places to send short papers has been accepted at Phil. Quarterly.
II. Are digital images allographic?, a paper I cowrote with my colleague Jason D'Cruz, has been accepted at the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
III. I made a comment in class yesterday that was a passing reference to Pulp Fiction.
IV. In a just-published article, Manolo Martínez tries to modify the Homeostatic Property Cluster (HPC) account so as to accommodate polymorphic species.
V. Although I haven't been following it closely, last year President Obama proposed rating universities using factors like affordability and graduation rates.
VI. Ergo, a new open access philosophy journal, recently posted its first issue.
VII. In discussions of peer review, somebody always mentions referees searching the internet to suss out who the author is.
VIII. When my first paper about distributed cognition was under review, one of the referees objected to my account on the grounds that it would count transactive memory as d-cog.
IX. In the waning days of summer, before the semester started, I finished up two draft papers.
X. Imagine an angel comes to you in the night, when you are feverish and in the midst of metaphysical reveries.
XI. Yesterday I learned about recent work by jazz combo Mostly Other People Do the Killing.
XII. I just posted version 1.30 of forall x.