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Carrie Jenkins can't stop publically bragging about all things in her life

Seyla

194 day(s) ago

From Carrie Jenkins' advice for would-be public philosophers (https://www.carriejenkins.net/what-kinds-of-things- can-i-do):

'Write a trade book.

Once you have a significant project, platform, and/or profile you may have success pitching a book directly to a trade press (or to a university press that also publishes trade books). You may even find they approach you. (This was how it went in my own case.)'

Oh, how nice for you Carrie!

Rosi

194 day(s) ago

She's just asking for a lawsuit! Hasn't she learned her lesson?!?

Judith

194 day(s) ago

Her next book: "The Story of My Life as a Raving Narcissist."

Caio

193 day(s) ago

I found CIJ's advice helpful, and I thank her for taking the time to put it online. What you call "bragging" conveys information.

Holly

193 day(s) ago

Why would anyone want two husbands. It makes no sense to me.

Peter

193 day(s) ago

Why would anyone want two husbands. It makes no sense to me.

Holly

Probably because she met two people who she loves.

Susanne

193 day(s) ago

Why would anyone want two husbands. It makes no sense to me.

Holly

Probably because she met two people who she loves.

Peter

Are you in a relation? Does your girl know what you think & she didn't leave you yet?

Chris

193 day(s) ago

Why would anyone want two husbands. It makes no sense to me.

Holly

Probably because she met two people who she loves.

Peter

Are you in a relation? Does your girl know what you think & she didn't leave you yet?

Ohhhhh, yeah, I'm in a relation all right, but it ain't no bijection, tell you what. Most definitely <i>onto</i>, if you know what I mean, but mama don't settle for one-to-one!

Olympe

192 day(s) ago

Her next book: "The Story of My Life as a Raving Narcissist."

Judith

This is not right, her boyfriend says the working title is, "Enough about me, what do you think of me?"

Michèle

192 day(s) ago

Why would anyone want two husbands. It makes no sense to me.

Holly

Probably because she met two people who she loves.

Peter

Are you in a relation? Does your girl know what you think & she didn't leave you yet?

Susanne

Yes, I am in a long-term relationship. And no, my partner does not care that I think polyamory makes sense for some people, given their and their partner's preferences and other characteristics.

Everett

192 day(s) ago

8=((v=8

Simon

191 day(s) ago

Don't forget that before she became an embarrassing public spectacle, she wasn't even very good at philosophy:

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2015/06/neil-tennant-did-not-like-carrie-jenkinss-book.html

Friedrich

191 day(s) ago

Don't forget that before she became an embarrassing public spectacle, she wasn't even very good at philosophy:

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2015/06/neil-tennant-did-not-like-carrie- jenkinss-book.html

Simon

I've never read Jenkins's book and have no opinion on her as a philosopher, but the existence of snarky reviews, even by eminent reviewers (who aren't always the most charitable or careful readers), aren't a compelling reason for thinking the book is especially bad. Nor does producing one bad or subpar piece of work early in a career mean that someone isn't "even very good at philosophy."

Jean

191 day(s) ago

Oh, come on. Have you read the review? You're telling me that review, by Neil Tennant, is not a compelling reason to think the book is especially bad?

It is.

I suppose you're right, though, that sometimes good philosophers write bad books. Hilary Putnam, after all.

Olympe

191 day(s) ago

Oh, come on. Have you read the review? You're telling me that review, by Neil Tennant, is not a compelling reason to think the book is especially bad?

It is.

I suppose you're right, though, that sometimes good philosophers write bad books. Hilary Putnam, after all.

Jean

I work in philosophy of mathematics/logic. Tennant is a very good philosopher, but he is well-known for, let us say, having uncharitable tendencies. I haven't read Jenkins' book (though I haven't heard great things about it), but I agree with Friedrich that Tennant's review shouldn't be taken as dispositive and that even if the book sucks, it doesn't follow that she's not good at philosophy.

Ludwig

191 day(s) ago

Josh Schechter liked the book http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/grounding-concepts-an- empirical-basis-for-arithmetical-knowledge/

And she was hired in a prestigious research chair before she became a public figure

Peg

190 day(s) ago

"Prestigious research chair". Ha! Have you looked at the list of who holds Canada Research Chairs? There's maybe two chair holders in the whole country actually appointable at a top US department. I have no opinion whether she's any good at philosophy, but "prestigious research chair" is not evidence.

Lisa

188 day(s) ago

As someone with feet in both philosophy of math and epistemology, let me note that the truth is somewhere inbetween Schechter and Tennant. She is a solid British-style philosopher of math, not as good as Hale or Wright of course, but competent. She does not know much serious logic, which limits her ability to contribute in this field, and she's not good enough on the metaphysics/epistemology side of things either to do much more than what she has done. So her shift to superficial popular philosophy--"me" studies--is probably in her interest.

Juliet

188 day(s) ago

"Prestigious research chair". Ha! Have you looked at the list of who holds Canada Research Chairs? There's maybe two chair holders in the whole country actually appointable at a top US department. I have no opinion whether she's any good at philosophy, but "prestigious research chair" is not evidence.

Peg

Matthen, Koslicki, Kymlicka, Wylie (she's a new CRC-T1), Waters, Weijer, Jenkins, Heyes, Turri, Stang, Brigandt, Deveaux... That's *at least* 12 out of 23.

The others are probably *appointable* in the U.S. too. Appointability--even at an R1--is a very low threshold.

Colin

187 day(s) ago

Juliet, you just made the point. Several of those people came from US departments, but not top ones: Colorado, Washington, Minnesota. That's the level of most Canada Research Chairs AT BEST. Matthen and Kymlicka are the only ones appointable at a top US department. Some (Heyes, Turri, Stand, Brigandt) couldn't be appointed at Colorado or Minnesota even. It's just not very selective.

Gualtiero

187 day(s) ago

Why would anyone want two husbands. It makes no sense to me.

Holly

Probably because she met two people who she loves.

Peter

Are you in a relation? Does your girl know what you think & she didn't leave you yet?

Susanne

Yes, I am in a long-term relationship. And no, my partner does not care that I think polyamory makes sense for some people, given their and their partner's preferences and other characteristics.

Michèle


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