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M. Anderson

From my point of view, the recent hyper-professionalization of philosophy, and the blog-obsession with philosophy as a profession, has been very bad for philosophy as a creative and existential practice (philosophy as a way of life etc.). I for one am glad you're out of that game, or rather out of that playground where they play games in which you never seemed particularly inclined to participate. In short, I thank for a philosophy blog to which one can turn for thoughtful reflections on--philosophy.

Eric Schliesser

I will try not to disappoint!
However, we may disagree here; I believe that on the whole, blogs have been good for (professional) philosophy. (Obviously I am biased because I devoted three years to developing one of these blogs.)
More subtly, I recognize that one alternative to professional philosophy, is philosophy conceived as a way of life. I'd like to believe that essaying is an additional alternative that partakes from a bit of both.

M. Anderson

Yes, we may disagree there. But only somewhat, and I take your point. And I certainly agree with your concluding sentence. Thanks again.

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