Posts from June 2014

Of Coauthoring

Of Coauthoring

Joe Parent and Joe Uscinski

Many senior scholars would give the same advice to their colleagues that they would give to monopolists: never collude in writing. Coauthoring is a losing proposition, a recipe for rancor and resentment, an invitation for mediocrity, and frowned upon come promotion time. Do your shady dalliance if you must, they imply, but return to the true path soon.

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Posted: Thursday 19 June 2014


An interview with John Searle

An interview with John Searle

Tim Crane

During his recent visit to CRASSH, when he delivered a public lecture on Consciousness as a Problem in Philosophy and Neurobiology to a packed auditorium, John Searle gave the following interview to Tim Crane on 21 May. Here, he talks about Philosophy at Oxford and Cambridge in the 1950s, and the philosophers who have most influenced him. He discusses the book he's proudest of, the book he is about to publish, the book he refused to publish, and the subject he has in mind for his next book. He gives his views on Disjunctivism, human rights, animal rights, combining academe with politics, and on the branch of philosophy that puts him to sleep. Finally, he offers his opinion on the state of philosophy today, and provides some advice to young philosophers.

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Posted: Monday 9 June 2014