Underappreciated Philosophy: The Blog!

This is an awesome idea.

This blog was inspired by … three posts over at “What is it Like to be a Woman in Philosophy?”, and [a] post at “The Philosophers’ Cocoon.” These posts collectively suggest two things:

Sometimes good philosophy is unjustifiably ignored or underappreciated, and
Sometimes credit for a good philosophical idea or argument is unjustifiably attributed to one person(s) rather than another (either in whole or in part).
This blog is premised on the idea that both phenomena are regrettable and deserve a forum for redress. This blog aims to be such a forum.

Its mission is simple: Anyone who believes that a philosophical work, idea, or argument has been unfairly ignored or insufficiently credited to a particular person is invited to submit an entry briefly explaining why in detail.

This strikes me as a wonderful venture. Let’s all go send in suggestions!

2 thoughts on “Underappreciated Philosophy: The Blog!

  1. brilliant idea. I’m so glad you all drew attention to this effort (I never would have known about it otherwise, and I’m sure many others are in the same position)

  2. Thanks so much for drawing attention to the blog, Jenny (and thank you for the kind words Katy). I do hope readers of Feminist Philosophers send in some submissions. Whether the venture succeeds or fails will depend to a large part on the submissions we do (or do not) get. So, I would like to definitely encourage anyone and everyone who thinks a particular person or idea has gone underappreciated or underacknowledged to submit! I would also like to emphasize that submissions will be posted anonymously, and that submissions should be sent to me at marvan@ut.edu

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