Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

Courtesy of Ahistoricality I've been tagged with a Thinking Blogger Award. Thanks! The description of Siris is even nicer than the award itself:

Philosophy, theology, original poetry, logic, and, sometimes, other interesting things. Plus an even disposition and civil approach that makes disagreement a pleasure, though it's very difficult to win.

I work hard at it -- both the pleasure of disagreement and the difficulty of winning! The Award is a meme, and the rules of the meme are as follows.

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is a gold version and an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

So here are my five. I've tried to tag people who haven't been tagged who deserve it; obviously there are others on my blogroll who would deserve it as well. So these are weblogs that, as far as I've been able to determine, haven't been tagged, but certainly deserve it, probably more than I do. (There are also several deserving blogs I don't read often enough to put up on my blogroll but that I do read at semi-regular intervals; I've stayed close to my blogroll here, though, which was difficult as several of the blogs on my blogroll have been given one, some more than one, and Rebecca at least four.)

1. Chris at Mixing Memory--Cognitive science for the millions, both theory and application, always presented with that good sense of balance required for presenting things both accurately and clearly.

2. Miriam Burstein at The Little Professor: Victorian literature of every shape and kind, reflections on teaching, and infinitely many books.

3. Michael Liccione at Sacramentum Vitae: Sober, balanced, and informed posts on issues in Catholic theology and philosophy.

4. The Bloggers at Fides Quaerens Intellectum, especially Johnny-Dee:- A good weblog to practice one's facility with epistemology, philosophy of religion, and general geekery.

5. Clayton Littlejohn at Think Tonk: You know he's a thinking blogger from the fact that the name of his blog is a very clever but extremely obscure logic joke. 'Tonk' is a crazy logical operator that, in languages in which it is admissible, allows you to prove any sentence from any other sentence; it has the introduction rule for disjunction and the elimination rule for conjunction, hence the subtitle for the weblog. And if that wasn't enough thinking for you, you can stop reading the title and look at some of the posts on contemporary epistemology, too.

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