I've taken the leap and started a weblog. Despite various reservations, this seems a useful thing for various practical purposes, such as announcing upcoming events, noting changes to my website, and so on. I also hope to do a bit of philosophy here from time to time. For example, the sort of thing I put on my page for responses will fit here pretty naturally. More generally, I enjoy bite-sized philosophy, but the papers I write tend to be anything but bite-sized. So maybe this forum will be an outlet for some of that. It's also a way to help stay in touch with friends and colleagues in various parts of the planet. I expect that the pace of posting will be uneven, and I don't expect to be nearly as prolific as the likes of Brian and Brian. (There probably won't be much politics or philosophical sociology, either.) But we'll see how things develop.
From time to time there may be some material here of interest to a broad audience, but I'm conceiving of this as a fairly academic weblog whose primary audience consists especially of philosophers. I wasn't sure whether to enable comments. I like the high-quality comments on some other philosophy weblogs, but at the same time my website has a fairly wide audience that includes people with all sorts of backgrounds and all sorts of temperaments with all sorts of ideas (at least judging by my e-mail). In the end I decided to enable comments but to moderate them when necessary for quality, topicality, and tone. We'll see how that goes.