I have been filling a badly needed gap in the blogosphere lately, for which I apologise. My work situation has been extreme (we had two weeks to organise an international workshop, prepare a textbook draft and do various other things associated with navigating the US military bureaucracy. By the way, the correct way to reform a military bureaucracy is to raze the building to the ground, exile the workers, and salt the site. In a century or so it will become useful again. This is by far the quickest method, as the Romans demonstrated at Carthage).
I’m just off to Berkeley for the workshop aforementioned. So you know what this is, it has to do with trying to figure out ways to teach critical thinking so that at the end of the course the students are measurably better at thinking than they were when they went into the class. Traditional methods, and in particular the teaching of fallacies, have no measurable improvement.
Upon my return to the Lucky Land, I get to be the very first cab off the rank at the Australasian Association of Philosophy conference in Wollongong. After that I get to write, read, drink and prepare a lecture, so fun (for philosophical values of “fun”)!
After that I should blog some more. Meanwhile go visit some of the blogs on the blogroll.