Blogs About Things

My friend Daniel Strauss has just concluded a summer internship at an institution which proscribed any independent political blogging. Now he’s back, with a shiny new blog. Check it out.

Also, via Brian Leiter, here’s an intriguing new philosophy blog by two philosophy professors from Harvard and UC Berkeley, respectively. The blog is something of a companion piece to their forthcoming book, described here. This sentence sums it up best:

How did we go from the intense and meaningful lives of Homer’s world to the sadness and indecision, perhaps even the nihilism, of the current age?  And how can we find the shining things once more?

Needless to say, this is right up my alley—as a philosophy student, an ancient history buff, and a fierce opponent of passive nihilism. And on top of all that, they make their point by citing David Foster Wallace.

The book comes out in January. I can’t wait.

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