Welcome to the new Parableman blog, a place where I think about lots of things that interest me, ranging from philosophy and theology to progressive rock music or science fiction and fantasy. I ran my old blog from 2003 to 2015, and it stopped working, but now I’m back with a slightly different URL, and I’ve found a way to leave all the old stuff up. I just can’t edit or update any of it.
Something in the old one malfunctioned sometime after the last post on there , and I never figured out what the problem was. I couldn’t post anything new. No one could leave comments. I couldn’t even edit the existing posts. It’s all still online, but I can’t change anything there. I decided enough time had passed to give up on it and start a new one, so here we are.
1 In case you’re new to Parableman, my name is Jeremy Pierce. I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from Syracuse University in 2011. I teach philosophy and sometimes writing at Le Moyne College in Syracuse and at Onondaga Community College (mostly online courses at this point). I have published A Realist Metaphysics of Race with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield that focuses on academic monographs. Besides philosophy of race, I also have strong interests and training in metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and I teach courses in a much wider range of philosophy. I also have blogged on and off at the philosophy of religion blog Prosblogion, where I’m still listed as a contributor. Perhaps I’ll make a return there soon too.
I started blogging in 2003, slowing down significantly while I finished my dissertation and then began teaching a full-time load, and I’ve missed it during the time that my old blog has been down. It gives me a chance to write about some things that aren’t my academic discipline or to write at a more popular level about my areas of specialization.