Sunday, October 5, 2014

Some recommended blogs

It's been over a year since my last blog post. Between my dissertation defense scheduled in two months (November 21), preparing for the job market, and teaching responsibilities, I don't have time to resume regular blogging, although I just wrote a blog post which will appear elsewhere.

That post will appear at some point on the Indian Philosophy blog, and I thought I'd take the time to recommend it, along with a few others relevant to language and philosophy:
  • The Indian Philosophy Blog: quite a long list of contributors on this group blog, and established scholars engage with junior faculty in comment threads. It's a great place to hear about new research. Recently Elisa Freschi gave summaries of some conferences she attended, which was very valuable.
  • Language Log: also a group blog, the topics here range from funny "crash blossoms" in the news to reflections on contemporary research in linguistics. It also has tends to have valuable comment threads.
  • Angelika Krazer's Semantics Notebook: while not updated frequently, it's a rich read, focusing on current research.
  • Finally, Futility Closet describes itself as an "idler's miscellany of compendious amusements" but it includes short excerpts from philosophy papers, logic puzzles, math problems, as well as amusing anecdotes. It's a good resource for teaching.