I'm really enjoying these pictures. They show that philosophers don't all look the same and don't spend all their time with their heads buried in books. That's great, but hey--there is a look. Philosophers look a bit more natural, disheveled, and unconventional than most people. The men are less clean-cut, the women are less coiffed and artificial. There are more men than women, and white folk predominate. Just sayin'. I'm tempted to submit a picture, but I've got nothing too terrific--no fantastic pictures of my ass, no pictures of me dancing or with a bird on my head, no shots of me operating heavy machinery. In short, nothing that really challenges preconceptions about what a philosopher looks like. Sigh. I am a pretty typical looking philosopher, apart from being female.
Elsewhere in the news, and for no particular reason: I'm excited about reading The Republican Brain, by Chris Mooney. My son got it for me for my birthday (yesterday--yes, I am now older--this is so exciting!).
I think all philosophers do things that aren't terribly philosophical. Get a shot of yourself while you're cooking breakfast, shopping for groceries, standing on the top of a desk while you're lecturing. :)
I think I'll submit a photo. It looks like a fun project, and I'm asian, so it'll add some more diversity. ;)
Oh good, I'm looking forward to that.
I'm very big on cooking Mexican food right now--so could have a cooking picture. We'll see!
What's all this about philosophers being like regular people!!!
Next thing you know they'll let regular people call themselves philosophers. Sheesh.
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