Thursday, 23 August 2007

Goodbye Scotland...Hello New York!

I’ve finally submitted my M.Phil dissertation (‘viva’ pending), which brings my research career at the University of St Andrews to a close. I begin my Ph.D at Columbia in less than two weeks. This entry represents my very first post from the American continent. The geographical transition will also mark a transition in the content of this weblog. From now on, The Space of Reasons will be a full-fledged LEMMing, taking in a wider range of philosophical topics and issues. (The most recent posts on Naturalised Epistemology represented my initial steps in this direction.) However, McDowell’s theory of knowledge will continue to figure prominently here.

And while we’re on the topic of McDowell, I am pleased to announce the appearance of a brand new McDowell blog, spontaneity&receptivity. This new philosophy weblog (or ‘philog’) focuses on McDowell’s philosophy of language and mind, particularly as set forth in his book Mind and World. (This fills in the gaps left by my own philog which has been limited primarily to epistemology.) Thus far, I have found the discussions both interesting and insightful. Welcome to the McDowell-blog family James!


Clayton Littlejohn said...

Avery, I hope that the move went well. I wanted to let you know that a friend of mine, Nicolette, will be in your class at Columbia.


Actually, I met her over the weekend. Said her major interests are Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind...a gal after my own heart!

Anonymous said...

Hey, welcome to NYC! Hope to see you around.

Aaron Bogart said...

Hi Avery, glad you made it safe and sound to NYC. I hope you find time to keep our posts coming. I am seriously considering coming to NY in December to hear Burge's Dewey Lectures; any rumors on the topic?


Thanks for the kind welcome!

No word yet on the topic of Burge's talk, but I'm certainly looking forward to it. So when will you be heading back across the Atlantic?

Troy Camplin said...

Welcome to the U.S. And good luck with your PhD.