In an earlier post I mentioned that I would soon be publishing an article in the New York Times. Well, it went up on the website on Sunday evening, and it can still be found here. It is called “Navigating Past Nihilism”. For those interested in the themes of this blog, I hope you will find it interesting.
I have to say in all honesty that I am truly overwhelmed and heartened by the reaction that the column provoked. It was among the most e-mailed articles in the paper for over two full days, and in addition to the hundreds of comments posted at the New York Times website itself, I personally received dozens and dozens of e-mails from thoughtful folks either agreeing or disagreeing with me. I regret that I will not be able to answer most of these e-mails, or respond to most of these comments. But I want to thank each of you for thinking seriously about the issues and for taking the time to respond.
I would also like to thank the New York Times for hosting their Philosophy column, The Stone. I gather from various people that the column is slated to end sometime before Christmas, but that the Times will consider reviving it sometime after the New Year. If you believe, as I do, that it is a good thing for the paper of record to support first-rate philosophical discussions, please send an e-mail to that effect to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include STONE in the subject line.