120th Philosophers’ Carnival

It’s been a month of Carnivals here at nicomachus.net. First the inaugural edition of the Digital Humanities Blog Carnival, and today the 120th edition of the Philosophers’ Carnival. This is my second time hosting the Philosophers’ Carnival, and I am happy to be back, especially given the number of quality submissions.

To start things off, John Wilkins presents Phylogeny, induction, and the straight rule of homology posted at Evolving Thoughts.

Luke presents The Goal of Philosophy Should Be to Kill Itself posted at Common Sense Atheism.

Martin presents The Emperor’s Gnu Clothes posted at In Living Color.

We have six posts on the history of philosophy and philosphers:

And five posts on ethics, political, and practical philosophy:

Chris Hallquist presents a book review, Review of Gary Gutting’s What Philosophers Know, part 2 posted at The Uncredible Hallq.

Michael S. Pearl presents The Great Danger that is Creationism posted at The Kindly Ones.

In ESP and XphiAndrew Cullison wades into the controversy surrounding a respected academic journal’s forthcoming publication of an article concerning extra sensory perception.

We rarely see much creative writing in the Philosophers’ Carnival, but Chris Bateman reminds us that the father of philosopher wrote dialogues. In a Platonic vein, Bateman presents Pluto and Eris – a dialogue posted at Only a Game.

Matt Whitlock challenges us to think about The Claims of Fiction posted at A Rigid Designator.

And to wrap it up, there are three posts on problems posed by one of my undergraduate professors, Ed Gettier:

It should be noted that I received several more entries than made it into the Carnival. If the primary purpose of philosophy is analysis, but the primary purpose of one’s prescriptive blog post is to garner search engine traffic (as evidenced by its name, “17 ways to…”, “12 such and such you need to…”), then such a post is not a good candidate for the Philosophers’ Carnival. Please, spam posters and content farm bloggers, don’t waste our time.

Similarly, I received several posts that, for wont of classification share a familial relation with the publications in the self help section of the book store. There may be many and various wonders of the power of positive thinking, but none of the blog posts I received had much in the way of philosophical analysis to offer.

Thanks everyone, and now I turn things over to Enigmania.


120th Philosophers’ Carnival — 5 Comments

  1. Jonathan Phillips may have submitted the first two on Gettier, but others wrote them (Knobe the first and Wesley Buckwalter the second).

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  3. The author of the post on ‘Turnbull’s Treatise on Ancient Painting and the Experimental/Speculative Distinction’ on the Early Modern Experimental Philosophy blog is Juan Gomez, who is part of the research team at Otago with Alberto Vanzo, Peter Anstey, and Kirsten Walsh.

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