Monday, January 4, 2010


I teach philosophy at George Mason University. A recurring feature of my job is being asked by students, colleagues, and administrators what philosophy has to do with “the real world.” This is endlessly frustrating for me, because I know that my own experience of the world is constantly informed and enriched by my philosophical training. This blog will be an occasional demonstration of that: Neither a philosophy blog, of which there are plenty already, nor a policy blog, “The Attached Observer” will offer a philosopher’s perspective on current events in politics and culture. And, occasionally, on football.

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