Welcome to the blogosphere, DailyNous!

There’s a new kid on the virtual block, DailyNous.

It’s very early days for this new blog, but its comments policy is already a welcome contribution to the philosophy blogosphere:

9. Is there a comments policy? Yes. The comments policy is this: before you comment, imagine the following. You are seated in a comfortable chair at a table with all of the other commentators. You have gathered to discuss an issue of mutual concern, and you are aiming to learn something from the conversation. Take off your shoes if you’d like. Wriggle your toes. Appreciate the wonders of everyday life in the twenty-first century. On the table in front of you is your favorite beverage. Through the window is your favorite view. And seated next to you is a child, who you brought with you for a lesson on how to discuss controversial issues with strangers. Are you imagining all of that? Okay, now try commenting.

I might just make this the policy for the next grad seminar I teach too. It’s kind of awesome.

(h/t AM)

8 thoughts on “Welcome to the blogosphere, DailyNous!

  1. This is excellent news! ProPhilosophy (http://prophilosophy.wordpress.com) tried to do this last year, including a jobs thread whose data was analyzed by Carolyn Dicey Jennings, but it just never took off. Then we got busy. A number of people emailed this week requesting that we restart, so we did. But if the Daily Nous takes off, that will save us a lot of time and energy. And there are many merits to having it run non-anonymously; we just don’t want to take the risk.

  2. I’m well on board with this, and I know Justin and trust him a hell of a lot more than I trust X. I hope we can regroup at DailyNous! The Facebook page makes it easy to follow, too.

    (Commented edited in accordance with our “be nice” policy.)

  3. Thanks for pointing out the existence of the DailyNous Facebook page, ayt. :-)

    I’m going to request though that commenters resist the temptation to name bloggers they don’t trust. We’re trying hard to maintain our own “be nice” comments policy in the face of a decidedly not-nice year for philosophy. And, I at least have some aspirations to live up to DailyNous’s wonderful comments policy, as quoted above. Thanks!

  4. I love the policy! And wondered about borrowing it. But some of the things we discuss here are not ones I’d want to expose children to, depending on their age.

  5. Thanks for sharing the news about Daily Nous! (And thanks, ayt., for the endorsement!) I hope that the blog can be a useful resource for my fellow philosophers. As for the comments policy, feel free to borrow it or use it in other contexts.

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