- The Philosophy Smoker tackles the question of whether philosophers should switch to Latex for writing papers. Mr. Zero concludes that it isn’t worth the effort, but see the comments for dissenting opinions.
- Graham Harman has a nice post commenting on the revised version of Stambaugh’s translation of Being and Time. “I never quite understood what the problem supposedly was with the original Macquarrie & Robinson translation.” I also really liked a post Harman did lamenting the lack of mythical dream narratives in today’s society.
- Steve Shaviro has a nice post on William James’ and the metaphysics of mind
- The Chronicle has an interesting opinion article on the “Avalanche of Low-Quality Research” in the sciences
- Nicholas Carr comments on some recent research that suggests computer-use does not correlate with higher test scores in children. What does? Reading books.
- Crooked Timber on corruption in academia.
- Mark Changizi has an excellent article on why color inversion thought experiments don’t work in the way their proponents think they do.
- Levi at Larval Subjects has a nice post discusses the implications of being “pretty much stuck with this planet” in the event of a catastrophe.
- You Are Not So Smart argues that in reality opposites don’t attract and when they do, relationships end up falling apart.