As I said a few posts back, I was planning this week to turn Policy of Truth into a group blog . To clarify what that means: the website as a whole will remain my personal site, but the blog will become a group blog, where bloggers will have the status of Authors. According WordPress:
An Author can create, edit, publish, and delete only their own posts, as well as upload files and images. Authors do not have access to create, modify, or delete pages, nor can they modify posts by other users.
The blog involves no overarching doctrinal, ideological, or political commitment beyond a commitment to truth. I’ve just invited a motley crew of co-bloggers who’d have interesting things to say.
Right now, Policy of Truth has three bloggers besides me:
Derrick Abdul-Hakim, who’s in the final semester of the MA program in philosophy at San Francisco State University, and planning to attend the doctoral program in philosophy at the University of London, Birkbeck.*
Carrie-Ann Biondi, who’s an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College, and my co-editor at Reason Papers (which, by the way, is imminently about to come out).
David J. Riesbeck (“djr”), who’s a Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Studies at Rice University (and has just introduced himself, and posted on Aristotle and egoism just below).
In case you were wondering, I’m Irfan Khawaja, aka the “khawajaenator.”
So I guess so far, we’ve got one Muslim, one non-egoist non-libertarian Aristotelian, one disaffected Randian malcontent, and Carrie-Ann.** (Exercise for the reader: match the description to the person.) And rest assured: there’s more to come.
I’ll let my co-bloggers introduce themselves when they write their first post, and will eventually put their “official” bios up on the “About the blog and its bloggers” page. For now, welcome on board to all three of you, happy blogging, and let the mayhem begin. (Thanks to David, it already has.)
*I originally misdescribed Derrick as a doctoral candidate in philosophy at SFSU.
**I had originally misdescribed Carrie-Ann, as well.