The Immanent Frame

by Henry on November 3, 2007

Jonathan van Antwerpen at the Social Science Research Council emails to tell me about a “new blog”:http://www.ssrc.org/blogs/immanent_frame/ that they have set up examining questions of “secularism, religion, and the public sphere.” They’re starting off with a discussion of Charles Taylor’s new book, _A Secular Age_, including posts by Taylor himself, Robert Bellah and others. Unsurprisingly given my own interests in academic blogging, I’m happy to see the SSRC doing this – it’s a great way to broaden debate about these issues beyond the usual suspects.

Also worthy of note for pol theory types is “Public Reason”:http://publicreason.net/, a new blog set up to:

create an open forum for political philosophers and theorists to post their own papers, along with conference announcements, ideas about philosophical problems, etc., in a way that is conducive to discussion among and communication between political philosophers/theorists

Best blog posts ever

by Henry on November 3, 2007

“Jim Henley”:http://highclearing.com/index.php/archives/2007/10/29/7355, “Matthew Yglesias”:http://matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/10/blogospheric_classics.php, “Brad DeLong”:http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2007/10/five-nomination.html, “Dan Drezner”:http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/003564.html, and now “Scott Lemieux”:http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2007/11/best-posts-ever.html have various nominations for the Best Blogpost or Best 5 Blogposts ever. If (in a blatant act of ballot-box stuffing), we count posts that have been nominated by more than one of the above-gathered experts once for each time they have been nominated, we arrive at the startling conclusion that _50% of the bestest blogposts ever have been written by Crooked Timber contributors! ! !_ Of course, none of those posts was actually published _at_ Crooked Timber, a fact over which we will pass swiftly, and in silence. To even the odds a little, nominations are invited below for the 5 Best Blogposts Ever by Non-CTers. Please be specific – ‘everything by Fafblog’ does not count as a vote, whereas 5 individual links to 5 individual Fafblog posts does .