A True Story, Word for Word as I Heard It -... →
Here is the story itself. And a powerful one indeed.
Chloe’s First Violin Recital (by Christopher Long)
Supreme Court and Obamacare: why the conservatives... →
I always thought negative freedom (the absence of constraint) was the more impoverished kind of freedom, positive freedom being the freedom to act in ways that enable one to live a fulfilling life. Now I see an even more negative kind of negative freedom, the absence of any concern for others.
Digital Dialogue 54: Plato's Philosophers - The... →
This conversation with Catherine Zuckert really helped focus a few things for me as I try to bring my book on Platonic and Socratic politics to a conclusion.
An Interview with Bill O'Brien - @theureport →
Nice interview with Coach O’Brian by Shannon, Christina and John on The U Report.
Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012 « Feminist Philosophers →
Here’s to “…the left-over energy…”
Letting Go | Explorations of Style →
Rachael has some great advice to writers here, as usual. I have an entire folder of detritus from my latest book on Aristotle. I don’t go searching there much and the book is better for the absence of the things written there, but I needed a place to dump deleted material to allow what was worth saying to remain.
Graduate School Is a Means to a Job - Manage Your... →
There is some very good advice here. While it is couched in instrumental terms that might be a bit off-putting, still, there are very many important things to think about as you begin and continue your graduate career.
The Word - Dressed to Kill - The Colbert Report -... →
Colbert weighs in on the Trayvon Martin killing.
I'm listening - Work blog →
It was great to talk with Hannah Inzko about leadership practices and the importance of listening. It made me think of this Digital Dialogue too: http://www.personal.psu.edu/cpl2/blogs/digitaldialogue/2009/07/digital-dialogue-06-attentive-listening.html
Do college professors work hard enough? - The... →
I am sure this is going to generate many controversial responses, but there are things worth considering here. Do note, though, the way Levy affirms the existing workload for faculty at research universities. I think that is right, but I also think we faculty at research universities need to consider how to integrate our undergraduates into our research endeavors.