Craving those intense college philosophy discussions? Treat yourself to a bona fide epistemology debate with philosophy Weblogs. These online discussions have recently exploded. "The medium is so new that we're negotiating how to fit it into our already busy schedules," says Josh Glasgow, a visiting assistant professor at Occidental College who regularly contributes to PEA Soup (peasoup.typepad.com). The site just tackled self-other asymmetry ("Whereas it seems morally permissible to allow yourself to suffer unnecessarily, it seems morally impermissible to allow someone else to suffer unnecessarily"). Thoughts, anyone?
If you've sought a refined forum to ask if "The Apprentice" project managers should have confessed mistakes before blaming others, the Garden of Forking Paths (gfp.typepad.com) fits the bill. Or log onto University of Texas professor Brian Leiter's blog (webapp.utexas.edu/blogs/bleiter) to explore Nietzsche, legal realism and veep pick John Edwards. You don't need a Ph.D. to participate, but don't fake it: draw on real-life experience to show ivy-tower academics the light.