Philosopher Acquires New Procrastination Device
It’s interesting that this blog is hosted by “History News Network,” yet as far as I can tell, at least 10 of the L&P bloggers are non-historians. Including me: I’m a philosophy professor. (While we’re doing numbers, six of the other bloggers are people I’ve met personally (ten counting the contributing editors list), four are people I’ve corresponded with or spoken to on the phone, but never F2F, and the rest I’ve never met, but in most cases have read their work somewhere other than L&P.) As Chris implies, I’m from NYC, but now I live in Massachusetts, teaching at Bridgewater State. I do political philosophy, moral philosophy, phil of law, and then there’s the popular culture writings. So, I’ll mostly be blogging on those areas, but might occasionally have something to say about other fields, if I know anything about them.
Couple confusing things – 1, my first name is pronounced as “Ian.” 2, tenure and promotion are separate here, so while I’ve just been granted tenure, I won’t be promoted to associate til the spring (assuming I get promoted, of course).
During most of vacation, I had no internet access (the horror!), and I see to my great dismay that I missed some fascinating threads on libertarianism and foreign policy/war both here and at Volokh. Curses! It would be overly obsessive to go back over the archives of the last 6 weeks and chime in late, so I won’t. But next time! While I was disconnected, though, I finally had a chance to read Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon, and it’s as good as I had heard.
Anyway, happy to be here. Next, I attempt to do some work.
comments powered by Disqus
Irfan Khawaja - 8/4/2006
Wait. I thought your name was pronounced EE-on. Of course, that could be as wrong as the people who think mine is pronounced EER-fon.
Aeon J. Skoble - 8/12/2004
No, some Hungarian friends of mine say it that way, but the correct pronunciation is as the English Ian. But yes, I freely admit that you surely have it worse than I in the name-mangling department. :-)
- Rubio Surges Into Second In New Hampshire
- Branstad Says Cruz Ran ‘Unethical’ Campaign
- Christie Highlights Santorum’s Endorsement of Rubio
- Portman Comes Out Against Trade Deal
- Megyn Kelly Gets a Book Deal
- A Big List of the Bad Things Clinton Has Done
- An Unambiguous Sign Sanders Won Last Night’s Debate
- Still Friends at the End
- Quote of the Day
- Trump Still Leads as Clinton Slips
- Clinton Can’t Shake Image as Wall Street’s Friend
- Maddow Doesn’t See Sanders Winning
- Why Does the Media Still Shield Chelsea Clinton?
- Bush Jokes His Mother May Have Abused Him
- Rubio Closes the Gap in New Hampshire
- Transcribed Document: Soviet Politburo Discussed CIA Billion Dollar Spy Adolf Tolkachev
- Pentagon withholds Iraq War photos showing detainee abuse
- These Rebels Have Amassed A Library From Syria’s Ruins
- Was 1916 fire at Canadian Parliament set by German saboteur?
- United Nations Calls On U.S. To Pay African Americans Reparations For Slavery
- Juan Cole says America’s inclination to turn to the military started with Manifest Destiny
- History Jobs Drop
- Paul Krugman gives credence to Robert J. Gordon's pessimism about American economic growth
- Harvard President Drew Faust Condemns Free Tuition Proposal from Outsider Overseers Ticket
- Andrew Roberts says Trump is the Mussolini of America with double the vulgarity