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Philosophy Phridays

Delia

201 day(s) ago

Ok, please don't eat me alive for this but... has anyone actually followed the posts of "Philosophy Phridays" at The Daily Ant? You can peruse the posts here: https://dailyant.com/category/philosophy-phridays/

They actually have quite a few senior philosophers. Neta, Schoenfield, Hirsch... and it's pretty entertaining.

Delia

201 day(s) ago

Sorry, the link broke. Should be: https://dailyant.com/category/philosophy-phridays/

Young

200 day(s) ago

God this Blanchard has got to be one of the slimiest self-promoters around.

Amy

195 day(s) ago

I agree that this Blanchard is slimy. But self-promoting? That's a stretch. Meanwhile, the most recent Philosophy Phriday contribution is by philosopher Michael Rea of Notre Dame University:

https://dailyant.com/2017/06/02/philosophy-phriday-ants-and-the-hiddenness-of-god/

Sarah

194 day(s) ago

Wow, that piece by Rea is actually really nice!

Samuel

194 day(s) ago

Not so much slimy as pathetic. How many hours have you spent trying to interfere with free discussion you don't like, Benjamin? How many racial epithets have you posted in the process? How many TOR windows did you open to inflate the votes on these posts?

Bertrand

194 day(s) ago

It's really not worth gaming the vote system...

Mark

194 day(s) ago

Ya. It's too easy to game. I just upvoted that 4 times in a couple seconds using the same technique that allows anyone to read the NYTimes propaganda engine.

The image captcha kicked in when I was posting this, but not upvoting.

Bertrand

194 day(s) ago

I guess there are two options: (1) rework the whole voting system; (2) live with the fact that it can be gamed, and let it stand as a representation of not just the number of endorsers but also weighted by intensity of preference. I'm tempted by (2). If someone wants to go into incognito mode 25 times just to signal how much they like a post, well, that in itself might be of some interest...

Alfred

194 day(s) ago

Short of saving user-identifying data serverside or requiring logins, which I'm pretty sure is against everyone's preferences, the only thing I can think of would be to restrict voting to those who have 'checked out' a nickname. Of course that would restrict votes to those who are currently engaging in one of the forums/have posted. Any thoughts?

Alfred

194 day(s) ago

Actually, I just re-read Mark's post and it occurred to me that we could also use a really demanding captcha for votes...

Herman

194 day(s) ago

Ok, please don't eat me alive for this but... has anyone actually followed the posts of "Philosophy Phridays" at The Daily Ant? You can peruse the posts here: https://dailyant.com/category/philosophy-phridays/

They actually have quite a few senior philosophers. Neta, Schoenfield, Hirsch... and it's pretty entertaining.

Delia

My impression is that the wider philosophical world pays some attention (after all, the lineup is impressive as you suggest, and they seem to get someone new every week), but not at the metablogs, metaforums, and the like.

Borden

80 day(s) ago

Ok, please don't eat me alive for this but... has anyone actually followed the posts of "Philosophy Phridays" at The Daily Ant? You can peruse the posts here: https://dailyant.com/category/philosophy-phridays/

They actually have quite a few senior philosophers. Neta, Schoenfield, Hirsch... and it's pretty entertaining.

Delia

My impression is that the wider philosophical world pays some attention (after all, the lineup is impressive as you suggest, and they seem to get someone new every week), but not at the metablogs, metaforums, and the like.

Herman

The problem is that anonymous bloggers on metablog lack in humor even moreso than your average feminism. More humor, more ants. It's that simple.

Christiaan

80 day(s) ago

Can someone please tell me whether this daily ant thing is serious or a joke?

I risk sounding like a fool, but it's hard to know whether it is some elaborate parody for the in-crowd or something.

Arcesilaus

80 day(s) ago

Can someone please tell me whether this daily ant thing is serious or a joke?

I risk sounding like a fool, but it's hard to know whether it is some elaborate parody for the in-crowd or something.

Christiaan

As far as I can tell, it's a mixture. It makes no sense on its face, but then you look at who has contributed (on their website: https://dailyant.com/philosophy-phriday-contributions- to-date/) and it seems basically serious. I haven't read most of the posts (I'm an arachnologist, not a philosopher), but from what I've seen it's sometimes funny, sometimes serious.

Arcesilaus

80 day(s) ago

Kevin Timpe's post was quite enjoyable, for example: https://dailyant.com/2017/09/15/philosophy-phriday-the-fecundity-of-ants-and-the-goodness-of-existing/


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