Monthly Archives: March 2013
Can studying philosophy make you a better person?
One of the many people who is considerably smarter and more productive than I am is Eric Schwitzgebel, whose writes the blog, The Splintered Mind. One of Eric’s many research interests is the question of whether there is any empirical … Continue reading
Am I a good professor?
I think so, but even my own best evidence is of questionable reliability: I get very high numerical evaluations by students in my classes. These are on forms that are distributed only to students in my class, and the results … Continue reading
Poker Is Potentially Profitable People!
First of all, I should warn readers of this blog (if there ever are any) that, as the title of this entry illustrates, I am overly fond of consonance. But let’s move past the style to the substance. I got … Continue reading
What Can You Do with a Philosophy Major?
I’m on the mailing list for the Vassar Venture Capitalists Club. (Long story.) Anyway, their “Entrepreneur of the Month” is a 2006 graduate who started her own business: “Dapper Dog Training.” Did she major in economics? No. She majored in … Continue reading
Advice to student contemplating a doctorate in Chinese philosophy
An undergraduate recently emailed me, asking for advice about getting a doctorate in Chinese philosophy. The student explained that he was particularly interested in the comparative study of epistemology and the philosophy of language from an analytic perspective. In addition … Continue reading
Typos in Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Hackett)
p. 9, at the end of 1A7, change “Gentleman cannot bear” to “Gentlemen cannot bear” More to come (I’m sure).