Our books






Become a Fan

« Happily ever after? Career advice for mid-career academics | Main | “The State of Teacher Training in Philosophy” »

03/23/2016

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ed

" a text-to-speech article"

What's your tool chain/process for this?

John Baez

"One time, the two hundred students were so still in the lecture hall that the motion sensors decided the classroom was empty and the lights turned themselves off. Whoa."

Congratulations! Ironically I read your post just after seeing this:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/116127033078839124702/6265286971593800098

Eric Schwitzgebel

Hi folks!

John -- I can't seem to get the pic to load, so I guess I'll have to take your word that it's ironic.

Ed: I use Voice Dream.

Ed

Thanks, I'll give it a shot!

ST

Thanks for sharing, Eric. I suppose this is a question that might take you more time to answer than you would like, but as somehow who also thinks about writing as a craft, and who considers themselves to be a writer of sorts (just of philosophy, and not novels), I am interested to hear more about some techniques you practice to achieve a style of writing that is suited for both those who practice "skimming for the big picture" as well as those who want to see you do battle with the details. I'm a second year doctoral student always in search of writing advice, so hearing your thoughts on this would be great. When it comes to pleasing the skimmer, is it just a matter of having catchy section headings and laying the goods on the table in the first sentence of each section? Or something else? Thanks!

Eric Schwitzgebel

Hi ST -- didn't notice your comment til now! Probably too late, but if you check this, please feel free to email me.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Job-market reporting thread

Current Job-Market Discussion Thread

Categories