Non-conventional sources of philosophy

Let me firstly address conventional media wherewhich philosophy is read and propagated:

  1. Printed press [Journals, books, conventional publishing houses such as Hackett, Oxford, Cambridge, Blackwells…]
  2. Internet (with subscription) [Journals, online books, translations…]
  3. Internet (academic, but non-subscription) [Recently I’ve found that academics, particularly in Quantum Information; who all work on the same things, share their ideas by avoiding the normal journal approval process; as that is too long]

Now; lets address uncommon media

  1. Public speaking
  2. “Agora” – the less said about this the better!
  3. Bloggosphere – Colin McGinn; Brian Weatherson and many other prominent philosophers have blogs! They propagate philosophical ideas; political issues; things in the ‘philosophy subculture’; and even a bit of humour! [Cf. Carrie Jenkins’ Blog].
  4. Letters/emails…we all know about Descartes’ Objections and Replies that he sorted out with Mersenne (I think it’s Mersenne, anyway); and the NOTORIOUS Leibniz-Clarke correspondence. These are wonderful pieces of philosophy in action. We should see more of this kind of philosophical correspondence…please philosophers; don’t delete your emails!!

Corollorary to 4. I was at this workshop where this very amusing researcher, Mag. Drayson, showed a screenshot of her getting a facebook message from a philosopher! I think people in this internet age are trying very hard to be intentive; well…I was the first to have a Destre, and you can’t beat that!


Does this count as a first review?

Okay; one of my regular commentors (sp?) has said that I am among his list of regular blogs to view. Chris (of ‘Only a Game’) says:

My personal pick of the bunch is Shoshanna Baeur’s blog, which showcases her artwork, some of which draw from Jewish themes. I used one of her images on a post; I find her watercolours especially beautiful. Two other favourites are Science is a Method Not a Position – a fiercely anti-Skeptic fringe science newsfeed – and Sinistre & Destre’s noumenal realm, which is a delightfully whimsical philosophy blog with purposefully ambiguous authorship, and a place I go often to ramble incoherently in someone else’s backyard for a change.

I feel very self-conscious, but awfully flattered when people talk about us. So, I am ‘delightfully whimsical’ (I swear that’s an insult to me if you are a Humean…).

Also…’purposefully ambiguous authorship’? I shall alert Master Destre at once of this opinion!



P.S. In other news; Michael got shot down by a Theologian and is not feeling very happy about his friend Antony shooting down his confidence at every attempt at bravery he tries. I’ll let him talk about that…if he wants to.