Category: General

Academic Jobs and Career Suicide

Imagine if we all just stopped believing that the only way to be an academic is to be constantly employed by a university. There—wouldn’t that make people’s lives a lot better? Let’s just do that. Josh Parsons is my favorite contemporary academic philosopher because he took the time to give the world’s flags letter grades, […]

The Interdisciplinary Tradition

“Interdisciplinary” is a hot term in academic circles these days—recall, if you will, the Mark Taylor’s proposal to reorganize the university around on “zones of inquiry” such as “Mind, Body, Law, Information, Networks, Language, Space, Time, Media, Money, Life and Water.” There is a sense in some quarters that disciplinary knowledge is traditional, outdated, and […]