Thursday, September 17, 2009

More on academic napster, and inhumanities update.

First, Calarco has a new response up on Heidegger. I really suggest everyone read these responses, Matt has been both a straight up guy, and comes across even better in his responses than he did in his book.
Also, Greg has a new post up on the Levinas chapter. Go, read, comment. Agamben chapter post done by yours truly is up for early next week.

On a different note, G.H. has an interesting rejoinder on academic piracy. He isn't defending intellectual property, or the need to defend large publishers. But it seems that Open Court is a small, but quality, publisher gig. I don't know how many of these exist, honestly. But I can understand the feeling that ripping those people off might not be the best course of action. My belief is that short term, scans of books only increase the sells of books (I think that is the point Kvond was making in comments on the last post). However, I also admit that as book readers become more common, that very well could change. I don't have a good answer to that.

Lastly, I had gotten backlogged with emails, but I think I have answered them all. If I missed yours, let me know.