Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Stuff That Is Currently More Interesting Than Rawls' Reply To Habermas
Italian comedy, perhaps best described as guerilla English lessons, and a whole load of Ryan Adams live tracks. Thanks to those who gave me the links. More seriously, this piece by Sally Haslanger is worth reflecting on (via). A while ago, I linked to a collection of photographs of philosophers, and observed that in sixty photos, there were ten women and two people who aren't white. The gender and race balance of my (part of my) department is not particularly impressive either, both amongst students and faculty, although that does not of itself imply that anyone in particular or even collectively is culpable. That leads me to think that Haslanger is probably right, at least that there is a serious problem and also about the basically commonsensical things she says should be done to deal with it.