Friday, May 25, 2012

Philosophy Blogs

Does the world need a Leiter Reports mimic? 

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

The thousands of hits so far suggest a positive answer!

Anonymous said...

But how many of those are Leiter himself checking on the competition?

PA said...

How about a link so I can make an informed smart ass comment?

Anonymous said...

PA: here.

Anonymous said...

well that didn't work. http://prophilosophy.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Maybe. There is a lot of stuff there not on Leiter.

Anonymous said...

http://prophilosophy.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/on-tenured-hires/#comments

Anonymous said...

Who is responsible for this blog?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't call it a mimic. More like an alternative. A welcome one.

Anonymous said...

Def a mimic. pointless too.

Anonymous said...

yes plz

Anonymous said...

I like the lack of advertising and the lack of self-promotion on prophilosophy.

What is the problem with providing an alternative? Let a thousand flowers bloom...

Anonymous said...

maybe PA can eventually get plugs on this one too!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The stuff that's already on Leiter looks straightforwardly cribbed. But if it's going to be original content, awesome. Leiter is great, but the political commentary is as unnecessary as it superficial. It's weird, though, that nobody says who's running it.

Anonymous said...

The best part is that someone (guess who) sent ProPhilosophy a cease-and-desist letter.

http://prophilosophy.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/on-tenured-hires/

Probably worried that people will stop reading his (or her) blog once another option w/out obnoxious rants is available.

Anonymous said...

It's not surprising that the person or persons running this wouldn't want to identify themselves. Just look at the ridiculous - and predictable - response from Leiter.

Do we need this? No. Do we need most of the philosophy blogs out there? No. But there's an audience for it. How big of one remains to be seen. I for one, though, will be visiting LR a lot less now.

Anonymous said...

Straight philosophy news without bullshit political punditry and terrible poetry? Yes please.

Anonymous said...

I'd have thought they understood proper citation practices (especially on teh intarwebz), and would refrain from lifting content altogether. As a result, I'm not particularly put out by the letter, nor am I particularly sympathetic to those running ProPhil. I trust the lesson's been learned.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA C&D letter for stealing philosophy news on a blog, that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that prophilosophy is anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Prophilosophy is written by our very own anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Spiros runs it

Anonymous said...

There's going to be a hot blog battle this summer, with Leiter posting phil-porn in order to win back readers.

Anonymous said...

The prophilosophy blog is awesome!

But what kind of insecure douchebag/ asshat would actually send a cease and desist letter over infringement of "hot philosophy news"?

oh right

Anonymous said...

What kind of insecure anonymous asshat/douchebag would think that enforcing your legal right not to be ripped off is an example of asshattery/douchebaggery?

oh right

Anonymous said...

The new blog seems to have gotten as many hits in 3 months as Leiter Reports gets in 2 days. Impressive!

Anonymous said...

On the plus side, the new blog casts the net much more widely for philosophy-related links in cyberspace. On the down side, there's no editorial filtering going on, so average interest of the links seems lower.