Happy Birthday, Rightly Considered!

It’s hard to believe that a full year has gone by, but today is the first anniversary of Rightly Considered! We started this blog out of frustration with how nothing close to our views received any articulation, let alone discussion, on any of the other general philosophy blogs. We wanted to create a platform for right-leaning philosophers to find and talk to each other. In the first year we did 164 posts, and we gained some new contributors along the way. In case you are relatively new to the blog, here is a snapshot of who we are and what we do. We kicked things off with this self-description post and gained notoriety from Swinburne-gate. Some of our most popular posts include ‘Nagging Philosophy Shrews and Their Enablers‘, ‘Why the Alt-Right is Ult-Wrong‘, and ‘Did Columbus Commit Genocide?

In addition to these, we have other important critiques of the political state of professional philosophy, or of events throughout the past year. These include a critique of Leiter Reports and Daily Nouse, criticisms of the American Philosophical Association, responses to feminist philosophy and its chief representatives, an in-depth book review of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness begun here and continued here, reaction to the Hypatia affair, discussion of of the phenomenon of implicit bias, and a debate on the ethics of eating animals (here, here, and here).

In year two, we look forward to continuing to annoy the academic left.

Walter Montgomery

Walter is a philosophy graduate student in New Hampshire. He sometimes wishes he was a lawyer, and other times wishes he was a basketball coach. Some of his favorite childhood memories involve traveling with his immediate family, grandparents, and cousins’ family in big gas-guzzling vans towing campers. He sees philosophy as a tool for getting at Truth, and thinks too many contemporary philosophers see it as a tool for advancing their ideological preferences.

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