Interesting exploration of whether Hume’s views on personal identity might have been influenced by reports from Jesuit missionaries about Buddhist teachings. (CHT Walter Grinder.)
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I spent last weekend in Providence, at Browns Political Theory Project (right next to H. P. Lovecraft Memorial Square), at a workshop (my second one) on Matt Zwolinski and John Tomasis excellent forthcoming history of libertarianism.
My taxi driver was the nephew of Roderick Chisholm! He told me of Chisholms accordionist skills; I told him that his uncles name had become a verb.
This years APS will be October 2-3 in Pensacola; submission deadline is August 2nd. Note also the undergrad essay contest (Alabama students only), which pays $100 plus one nights stay at the conference hotel.
More info here.
I enjoyed my trip to Duluth. After my left-libertarian talk (powerpoint slides here), several leftists in the audience told me that theyd come prepared to do combat with the evil libertarian but ended up surprised and intrigued instead. (Upcoming speakers in the Ethics of the Market speaker series may not be as lucky.)
My host, Shane Courtland, was fun to hang out with as well (even if he is a Hobbesian). His office is filled with action figures, ranging from Darth Vader to Walter White.
The hotel where they put me up is in a cool old brewery overlooking the vast frozen expanse that is Lake Superior. Imagine this picture but with everything much whiter:
Less delightfully, my bag took a couple of days longer to get back from Duluth than I did (and Delta told me it had delivered my bag to me fifteen hours before it actually did so).
In other news, over the next couple of days Ill be at my departments annual conference.
My book Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand is now available in Kindle format from the Atlas Society, and Im told a second print edition is soon to follow.
Race, gender, post-scarcity utopianism, and the philosophy of personal identity in my second Oz post.