As many of you know, I have flirted on an off with shuddering the doors here at Experimental Philosophy for some time now. Each time I float the idea, there is a much-appreciated stream of support and outpouring from readers that slowly fades into the distance as the weeks and months creep by and inertia runs its inevitable course. Now, I once again find myself wanting to step away from philosophical blogging. Rather than trying to arrange for others to take the editorial reigns here at Experimental Philosophy—which is complicated both by the clunky Typepad platform and by how many blogs and webpages I run from a single Typepad account—I have decided it makes more sense to simply close the cyber doors. I will keep the url active and the content archived, but there will not be any new posts moving forward.
Obviously, I appreciate everyone’s time, energy, and support over the years. Since starting Experimental Philosophy in 2004, there have been 400,000+ visits, 1,100+ posts, and 4,000+ comments. During this time, I humbly think we’ve done a good job entertaining and educating those interested in the growing movement of experimental philosophy. But now it’s time for the next generation of researchers to take the cyber-reigns and create a new home for our community. If and when a new blog is up and running, I will post a link here in this discussion thread. In the meantime, thanks again for your time and consideration over the years!