"3 Quarks Daily" is running a competition for best post at a philosophy blog. There's now a ballot up--including an entry by your humble servant--and voting continues until Sept. 7. Then there are some further judging stages, before the final coronation by Daniel Dennett. Have fun.
I can't resist commenting. I think there's some confusion about this contest. Judging from the wild popularity of some very unbloggy entries, and also from Brian Leiter's recommendations, I suspect some people think the panel of judges is looking for good philosophy that happens to be at a blog. We shall see, when the august body (headed by Daniel Dennett) makes its final decisions. My bet--the prize is going to go to something philosophically sharp, but also bloggy, like entry #1. Bloggy means--light, accessible, reasonably short, suitable for a relatively wide audience, apt to generate comments. We shall see.
Leiter's criticism of some of the candidate blogs was that they were sophomoric.
Isn't that like going swimming and complaining that the water is too wet?
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