05 February 2008

These job talks are tiresome to watch. One of my professors put it succinctly.

'It makes me worried about Gresham's Law in philosophy.'

None of these candidates seem particularly special. This is to make no claim about their academic achievements. They are all sharp and accomplished. It is only to say that there is a serious dearth of people on the market with any intellectual character.

It makes me depressed and happy to be here.