Greetings! I have designed Philosophy Commons to serve as a central hub for the following online projects:
- Flickers of Freedom--a blog dedicated to the philosophy of agency and responsibility (relocated in 2013). For the past two years, the blog has had a on-going Featured Author series (see here)--which highlights cutting edge work being done by junior and senior philosophers, psychologists, and legal theorists.
- Experimental Philosophy--a blog dedicated to interdisciplinary work in philosophy, psychology, biology, economics, and other fields (relocated in 2013). Started back in 2004, the X-Phi blog is one of the oldest philosophy blogs. It currently has 60+ contributors with interests in philosophy, psychology, and related fields.
- Discrimination and Disadvantage--a blog dedicated to philosophical reflection on various kinds of disadvantage (e.g., discrimination based on racism, classism, sexism, hetero-sexism, ableism, and the intersectionality of these and related phenomena) as well as discussion of such disadvantage within the philosophical community. I am coordinating the blog along with Kevin Timpe (who was the inspiration).
- Philosophical Exchanges (coming soon!)--a new online, open-access, philosophy journal (with a blog format). I am putting together an editorial board now. The goal is to start working in earnest on setting up the platform for the blog during 2015 with the goal of an official launch in early 2016!
- The Online Philosophy Conferences: OPC1 (2005) and OPC 2 (2006). These two online conferences were early test runs for the kind of online journal I am hoping to create in Philosophical Exchanges (see above).
- Justica: Desafios Teoricos e Institucionais (coming soon)--a blog dedicated to justice that will be developed and run by Daniela Goya-Tochetto. The goal is for the blog to be a dual language blog (with both Portuguese and English).
- I also run a personal blog about one of my obsessions--namely, the grappling arts. The blog is called The Grumpy Grappler. People who have a interest in martial arts more generally might find the posts to be of interest from time time!
- Plus, some additional projects I am kicking around with collaborators! So, stay tuned!
The overarching goal of Philosophy Commons is to help connect people around the world who have common philosophical interests. Hopefully, we can collectively make philosophy more democratic, more widely accessible, and even more relevant to our daily lives! Given the precarious state of the world, we would all certainly benefit from a little more philosophical reflection and dialogue! I humbly hope this site can do some small part in nudging readers in the right direction.
If you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to send them along.