After two weeks off from philosophy over the holidays–mostly spent upon an excellent Christmas visit from my family–my nose has definitely returned to the philosophical grindstone. My most pressing project is a paper on philosophy of mind for The Objectivist Center’s 2003 Advanced Seminar, as a decent draft and proposal is due by January 23rd. So most of the past ten days was spent reading the existing Objectivist commentaries on philosophy of mind and summarizing them in what was supposed to just be a blog entry. (After all, it’s not as if Objectivism as it stands actually has a theory of the ontology of mind! So there shouldn’t be much material, right..?)
But 7000+ words later, I decided to make my survey a paper in and of itself: Mind in Objectivism: A Survey of Objectivist Commentary on Philosophy of Mind. If my Advanced Seminar paper is accepted, I’ll likely use it as an optional appendix of background material.
Oh, and I’ve also finally posted my third paper from my Aristotle class, The Habits of Aristotle.