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Blog Matters: Post by Prof. Leigh Johnson Gets New York Times Mention

Publication Date: 12/9/2011

A blog post written by Rhodes Philosophy Professor Leigh Johnson is listed in a recent roundup of philosophy-related links on the New York Times site. The title of the post is “The Philosophy Smoker Controversy” and “has nothing to do with either ‘smoking’ or ‘philosophy,’” writes Johnson.

“Philosophy Smoker,” she explains, is the informal term used to reference end-of-the-day receptions held at professional philosophy conferences, and the skills required to successfully maneuver one’s way through these can cause great anxiety for many.

“In her post, Johnson discusses the professional controversy surrounding one particular Philosophy Smoker, which currently plays a significant role for those seeking academic positions in philosophy departments.”

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