November 10, 2007

"Readability level" of Blogs

Daniel Solove (George Washington) compiles an amusing list of blogs based on their supposed "readability" level.  He doesn't note that my legal philosophy blog and my Nietzsche blog are both at the "genius" level (which shows that "genius" ain't what it used to be).  Of course, readability level is not the same as intellectual level or content, though when one looks at the list of those blogs (and news outlets) purported to be at the "junior high" level, the conflation is tempting!  And when the disgraceful Drudge Report turns out to be at the "elementary school" level, one begins to think this measure is on to something!

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 10, 2007 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink | TrackBack

September 18, 2007

"Legal Philosophy: 5 Questions"

An update on the book.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 18, 2007 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink | TrackBack

August 17, 2007

In case you were wondering about the names and affiliations of the 300+ law professors who are now blogging...

...Daniel Solove (George Washington) has the information you seek!  Soon it will be easier to compile a list of law professors who are not blogging.  (Of course, the number who are listed as being members of a blog and the number who actually blog are quite different.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on August 17, 2007 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink | TrackBack

July 27, 2007

All Hail the Emperor!

Blog Emperor Paul Caron is 50 years old today.

Happy Birthday Paul!

Like many rulers of vast empires, he has chosen to celebrate his birthday with an act of extraordinary magnanimity:  he will forego his 50% of the revenue on the blog empire in 2008, turning it over to us, his minions!

All hail Blog Emperor Caron!


(Some bit of the preceding, I confess, is not true.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on July 27, 2007 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink | TrackBack

June 24, 2007

Brian Leiter Links Page

Your (nearly) complete Brian Leiter links page, which some readers may want to switch out for their current links to this or my other pages.  (I've got another Brian Leiter links page as well, which I may fill out further, though the Naymz site was a bit easier to use I thought.)

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May 04, 2007

Me

So I'm getting asked this enough, that I should probably post something, especially given some of the weird rumors circulating in Cyberspace that have been sent my way the last couple of months.  I do have an offer from the University of Chicago Law School, where I had a very rewarding visiting stint last fall.  It's an outstanding law school and university, and I'm grateful to have the option of joining them.  Decisions like this are extremely complex, but I'll post mine in due course.  Thanks to those who have inquired.  (Chicago also has offers out to two other senior faculty, which I'll post about if and when I get the OK to do so from those involved.)

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April 26, 2007

"Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy"

...has now been published in the U.S.  It is available in paperback, so hopefully someone will read it!

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March 24, 2007

"Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy"

My book of this title was published in Britain two days ago; happily, it is available in paperback right away.  It should be "officially" out in the U.S. in the next month or two.

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 24, 2007 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink | TrackBack

February 05, 2007

"Why Evolutionary Biology is (so far) Irrelevant to Law"

A revised version of this paper I wrote with the philosopher of biology Michael Weisberg at Penn is now on-line at SSRN.  This is pretty much the penultimate version, and comments would still be timely and welcome for a few more weeks.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 5, 2007 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing, Of Academic Interest | Permalink | TrackBack

December 23, 2006

E-mail

This Brian Leiter is now back in Austin, and while e-mail is still being forwarded from my Chicago address, it would be best now to reach me via the Texas address.

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