Sometime in the last few weeks, this blog passed the half millionth page-view. As I am writing this post it stands at 511,058. (I started second week of January 2014.) I am very pleased and not a little bit awed by the ongoing interest people have in my daily musings. Each post averages just under 800 page views, but the variance is pretty high. (Whenever I blog about the sociology of the profession and the sexual scandals the number of visitors increases.) I want to think you, my dear reader, as well as my guest-post contributors for your ongoing interest.
I find it especially pleasing when students write me to tell me about their experience discovering one of my on-line essays and, as they click through, enter the network (or labyrinth) of my unsystematic (but architectonic) system. In addition, I am very grateful for all the encouragement from my professional peers.
This past year, of the top 20 posts, 4 were on the Thomas Pogge scandal. Six other posts where my musings about analytical triumphalism and our relationship to continental philosophy as seen by somebody (me) who is working, well, on the continent and now in a political science department (my personal favorite is the one on continental philosophy as cultural capital). Seven other posts are on the sociology of the profession in various ways (including this one on living in the age of David Lewis), including our relationship to non-Western philosophy. The top 20 is rounded out by my obituary of Putnam, this guest post by Audrey Yap, although I liked her follow up piece better, and my post on a fake-Spinoza portrait (see also this post).
Anyway, this year D&I will I be on a relatively long Summer hiatus (until end of August). I hope you come back in the Fall!