If you are a contributor whose first name starts with "K" or "L," it's your special month, and we encourage you to post something. Check the calendar of events to make sure you won't be posting on top of some other planned event. Remember, we are happy to see more informal blogging, so feel free to let that half-baked idea rip!
Russ Shafer-Landau has just announced a Call for Papers for a new paper
competition: the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics. The winner of the prize will receive $8,000, present his or
her paper at the upcoming Wisconsin Metaethics Workshop
(https://sites.google.com/site/wiscmew/), and have the winning
paper included in a forthcoming volume of Oxford Studies in
Metaethics. Details below the fold.
This is the 1000th post on PEA Soup—a milestone
that seems a good occasion for reflection on the blog. We would welcome fond
memories of past discussions on the Soup or suggestions for how to improve it.
As the newcomer to Soup, I cannot give enough shout outs to the Fantastic 4
that created and sustained it for its first 9 years: Dan Boisvert, Josh Glasgow,
Doug Portmore, and David Shoemaker. Thanks guys—all of us who have benefitted
from the Soup owe you.
The blog is doing well. We are now averaging over 1000
visits a day. And there are a variety of new initiatives that we are excited
about that are only just starting up. We have significantly expanded the
excellent journals we are partnered with, started up the Featured Philosopher
series, and encouraged our contributors to post a new thread at least once a
year. As you can already see, the blog is becoming more active and there will
be more posts than ever before.
Just a quick note to point out the new "Calendar of Events" feature on PEA Soup, with the link in the banner above. It will keep you informed of forthcoming events, e.g., the Featured Philosophers scheduled to appear (several are already scheduled) and the various journal discussions. This will better enable you to plan your life around the Soup.
So pleased to be welcoming Avia Pasternak officially as a contributor (and associate editor) to PEA Soup! Avia is a lecturer in political theory in the Department of Government at University of Essex, working on, among other things, collective responsibility and the relation between global justice and democratic theory.
In our last post, we mentioned our partnerships with a variety of excellent journals publishing new work in ethics and political philosophy. In this post, we want to explain ways in which we will try to push the blog to expand in a more informal direction as well, capturing again some of that old time bloggy fun we used to have. We have two proposals.