Sorry for being absent

Stuff has been happening, and I have been Blogor absentibus, for which I apologise. I will soon be doing an introduction to argument series which will begin when I can take material I used in teaching and format it. I am now an unemployed philosopher. It seems this is not a terribly uncommon state of Read More…

Oops

Rule number 1 when doing a large scale edit to a blog: turn off all automatic notifications. If you got a request to join Gravatar just now, or you saw a slew of notifications of old posts on Twitter or Facebook, my bad. I’m importing all the old posts from the previous incarnation of Evolving Read More…

Me-mail

I hate moving, so the Universe has kindly arranged that I must do it around once per year. Despite having pared my possessions down to a begging bowl, loin cloth, and several thousand books, it is still a royal pain. But the worst aspect of it is that you have to redirect your physical mail. Read More…

How to export a blog as a document

Anyone got smart ideas here? I want to convert my whole blog into a formattable document, including comments, with a view to doing a book format (The Very Best of Evolving Thoughts). I want to be able to edit it, and put it through InDesign, and I want to do the whole thing in one Read More…

A new comment policy?

From Barry Ritholz’s blog Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be Read More…

Are you a HPS scholar?

If so I invite you to join our group blog Whewell’s Ghost, even if you already blog. You can either write for WG directly or repost some or all of your blog’s posts with alink back to your home blog, thereby increasing your readership. Contact me or the other WG admin folk. Everyone from undergraduate Read More…

The bloggy kindness of strangers

Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. [Blanche DuBois, in Streetcar Named Desire 1951] I am going to do something I very rarely do: boost a commercial product. In the running of this blog I incur a number of recurring costs (NB: see “Donate” button or menu item, hint, hint) Read More…