2020 was a rough year and I am ready to put it in the rear view! Luckily for me and my family we were able to carry on online and the year went by for the most part like normal.
I taught 17 classes in 2020, almost all (13) of them completely online! That’s up from last year. I taught online before so with the addition of zoom I explored synchronous online classes. I have been at CUNY for 17 years, (four years at Brooklyn College and) LaGuardia for 13, and I’ve never seen anything like this!
Since we were all trapped at home for quite a while I redoubled my efforts on Consciousness Live! having 28 conversations over the course of the year. I learn a lot from these discussions and I have been very glad to be able to have them…I have plans to do more in 2021, though likely not at the same volume!
I feel like I got a fair bit of writing done but only managed to get two papers to see the light of day. One with Jake Berger for a book edited by Josh Weisberg in honor of David Rosenthal. The other with Joe LeDoux was a short comment on a paper by Graziano et al.
My blogging was light. I have been attending a lot of talks and also a seminar with Romina Padro and Saul Kripke at the Graduate Center on the Adoption Problem and the Epistemology of Logic. I have been meaning to write a series of blog posts about the class but have not been able to get to it.
- And the Conscious State is…
- From back in January, reflections on an objection raised by Ned Block to a paper Jake Berger and I presented at NYU in November 2019 (which maybe some day might get published)
- Transworld Depravity and the New Logical Problem of Evil
- From back in February. Re-assessing Plantinga’s Free Will defense of the logical problem of evil
- A New Home
- I wrote a short story! Have you ever felt like the human body was possibly advanced AI built by an alien species? Naw, me neither! This was also in February -just before the lock down!
- Shombies vs. Zombies vs. Anti-Zombies and Popular Sessions from the Online Consciousness Conference
- another from February! Some reflections on my shombie argument and the most viewed sessions from the Online Consciousness Conference. This was on the 10 year mark of the first online consciousness conference.
- No Euthyphro Dilemma for Higher-order Theories
- From July. Some comments on Daniel Stoljar’s recent paper on higher-order theories
- Introspection and the Content of Higher-Order Thoughts
- from August. Some thoughts about a paper I am working on with Adriana Renero with a helpful comment from David Rosenthal …we are still working on it!