Peter C. Blum’s Webpage

“The friends of the ‘perhaps’ are the friends of truth.” (Jacques Derrida)

BlumPicI am a professor, author, poet, blogger, and sometimes other things when I’m able to get away with it. I teach sociology and philosophy, at Hillsdale College in Michigan (USA).** This page is to serve as a sort of headquarters (and why not heartquarters too?) for my online “presence,” or personae, hopefully making it possible for others to “meet” me, “follow” me (in the current innocuous online sense), or stay “in touch” with me.  Use the menu at the top right, or links at the bottom, to explore.

Editors have rightly chastised me for using quotation marks too much.  I also frequently use “air quotes” when I’m talking.  But this is not just the common mistake of using them for emphasis (I do that with italics, or sometimes bold or ALL CAPS).  Rather, it shows that I very often suspect that the words I’m using are problematic in various ways.

**Views expressed by me are not to be taken as in any way representative of Hillsdale College.

(See “Cosmik Debris.”)

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