Monday, January 29, 2007
(12:00 PM) | Anthony Paul Smith:
A few things, but mostly Scott McLemee.Long time friend of The Weblog, and someone I am glad to have met due to the blog , Scott McLemee has moved house. I'm sure the Head Blogger will make the change soon on the blog roll, but just wanted to let everyone know that Scott has entered the great age of real blogs. It really does look much better and for that I am sad. Still, everyone should read Scott's blog and his (usually) weekly article, Intellectual Affairs, over at Inside Higher Ed. This would be a good time to thank Scott publicly for the kindness and long distance friendship he’s extended to me, as well as to mention his new hairstyle is quite fetching.
Also wanted to let everyone know that I'm pretty much done posting here. I've taken up residence over at An und fur sich. Patrick was right that AUFS is a bit more of a 'lecture-y' space and I'm mostly posting working notes on vitalism, immanence, religion, and other assorted bizarre philosophical issues I'm interested in. Recently I put up a short profile of Lenoard Lawlor's new book which is the first such mention anywhere as far as I can tell. Anyway, I don't know how many of you are actually interested in what I write (and this isn't a cry for acceptance or adulation), but for those who are that's where to find me. I've had some pretty good comments over there and anyone who would care to address the substantive issues, for or against, of what I'm trying to do (N.B.: not grammatical issues) are asked to comment. I'll still post pleas for money to go to London and assorted non-intellectual things I find of interest and I'll be around the comment boxes as usual. The Weblog really is like a second home for me (in some freaky virtual sense) and it's been pretty good to me.
I also wanted to let everyone know that Collapse is a really great journal. I'm very glad to have dropped a bit on it. I personally still prefer print on paper, regardless of the inevitability of blogs taking over and (IMHO) ruining academia, and this is by far the most interesting new thing on paper I've seen in quite some time. The interview formats are nice and convinced me that I've been reading Badiou badly this whole time, while the kind of wild and free approach they allow their contributors is to be lauded over the stale state of many academic 'Continental' philosophy journals. As a bonus the physical size of the journal is conducive to jacket pockets. Seriously, buy it.
Alright, that's all.