1. Did Nietzsche have syphilis?Nigel Warburton has the link to a 2003 Telegraph article on the topic.
2. Nature has an article on the topic of “peer review by twitter,” which really is about science publishing in an era when articles can be critiqued online.
3. H/T Stuart Elden: here’s a journal that you need not have fear of rejection sending to:
The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected. Despite that apparent drawback, here are a number of reasons you may choose to submit to the JofUR:
You can send your manuscript here without suffering waves of anxiety regarding the eventual fate of your submission. You know with 100% certainty that it will not be accepted for publication. There are no page-fees. You may claim to have submitted to the most prestigious journal (judged by acceptance rate). The JofUR is one-of-a-kind. Merely submitting work to it may be considered a badge of honor. You retain complete rights to your work, and are free to resubmit to other journals even before our review process is complete. Decisions are often (though not always) rendered within hours of submission.
4. Graham Harman gives his most succinct case for his philosophical approach to objects.
5. Here’s Peter Obsborne’s new Stanford Encycl. of Phil. article on Walter Benjamin.
6. Andrew Benjamin’s Jan. 20 lecture, “Hegel’s Other Woman: The Figure of Niobe in Hegel’s Lectures on Fine Art,” at Kingston University is here.