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What an index looks like…

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Indexing can be fun!  Indeed one realizes that it is a bit of an art form once one gets into it: it involves an interesting mix of constraint and choice.  All that said, I don’t think I’d want to spend my Christmas vacation writing an index — fortunately, I’m already finished with mine, and even before our the fall colors (or what we have of them here) have let go of their trees.

Below is the near-final draft of the index (sans page numbers, and separated out into separate subject and name indices) for Genealogy as Critique, my next project. It’s quite nice to have the writing process end on a very up note.

Subject Index


; of the contemporary,

appropriationist historiography. See historiography, appropriationist


; expansion into genealogy,

; as problematizational,

; proposed alternative forms of,

; and transcendentality,


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October 15, 2012 at 1:46 am

Book Cover, New Job, &c.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve updated anything here.  That’s a sign of business not laziness, of course.  (It’s also a function of the increasingly-useful way in which status updates are handled on facebook.)

Two main pieces of news.

First, I am now living up in Eugene, Oregon where I have a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Oregon.  I am (if it’s not obvious) quite pleased to be up here: great colleagues, great graduate students, great program, and a great place to live.

Hunkering down for a solid year of solid work in Eugene should give me the opportunity to update the blog more often.  So I plan to start on that.

Second, it now appears as if my book Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty will be out with Columbia University Press very soon (sometime next month, apparently).  I was quite pleased that Columbia was able to get the rights to an image of the painting that I have long hoped would grace the cover of the book, Ducham’s Nude Descending a Staircase, no.2.  You can read a little more about the book on Columbia UP’s website.

So, more soon I hope.  I’m investing lots of time in lots of projects right now.  Some of them will be bloggable in short order.

Written by Colin Koopman

October 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm