NOTE: I’ve converted this article into a page, and I will not be updating this article in the future.
As preparation for writing this book (which I’m horrified to see I’ve been claiming to “be in the process of writing” since at least 2012) I’m indexing the articles I’ve written on approaching philosophy as a design discipline.
Some of the earlier ones have a blunt simplicity to them that I want to recover, at least for the introduction. I’m going to list some of the better articles here for convenient reference. Some of them were hidden or were in draft form. There’s also one I was working on for a really long time and never did expose publicly (Design Pragmatism) but I’m just throwing it out there in rough form.
- A Designer’s Philosophy (Nov 16, 2012)
- Designing philosophies (Aug 22, 2013)
- Making a book (Mar 25, 2014)
- Plan for a talk (Aug 27, 2014)
- Philosophy design (Aug 31, 2014)
- Design of philosophy (Jun 23, 2015)
- Philosophy should disappear (Oct 12, 2015)
- Usefulness, Usability and Desirability of philosophies (Jul 11, 2018)
- Postexistentialism?(Oct 2018
- Let’s stop engineering philosophies (Nov 5, 2018)
- Philosophy fails (Nov 6, 2018)
- One way to see design (Nov 19, 2018)
- Design Instrumentalism (May 2, 2019)
- Philosophy as design (undated draft, probably mid-2019)
- Philosophy and punk (Jun 3, 2019)
- “Behind every cave, a still deeper cave” (Jul 18, 2019)
- Next book: Philosophy of Design of Philosophy (Jan 26, 2020)
- Raw experiential resources for my next book (Apr 3, 2020)
- Ready-to-mind (Apr 18, 2020)
- Foregrounds and backgrounds (Apr 22, 2020)
- Useful usable desirable (May 15, 2020)
- Genre Trouble (Sep 30, 2020)
- Design Pragmatism (Nov 1, 2020)
- The queen of design disciplines (Feb 8, 2021)
- From Irrational Man (Mar 30, 2021)
- Instrumental-instaurationism? (Apr 7, 2021)
- A possible outline for my book (Apr 8, 2021)
Listing these articles is kind of gratifying, but also a little upsetting. I’ve been sitting on this idea for nine years, and I think I’ve passed the point of diminishing returns on getting this idea out. I’m not even sure I’ve significantly improved it through these repetitive iterations.