Monday, April 30, 2007

Tynemouth Castle in March

Tynemouth Castle in March
Photograph by Thom Brooks

This photo is part of the cover for my Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Legacy of John Rawls


....will soon be available in a new paperback second edition this Autumn from Continuum! I will include new links when it is hot off the press. It is currently available from Amazon here (for US) and here (for UK).

Thursday, April 05, 2007

What's your "h number"...?

My sincere thanks to Jo Wolff for his post on the Leiter Reports about a new way of doing metrics: the "h number" (or Hirsch number). Jo explains: "A scientist has index h if h of his Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np - h) papers have at most h citations each."

You can download the programme here. It is certainly interesting stuff, although I remain highly sceptical about the use of metrics for research assessment of work in philosophy.