This is Conor Gaffney
photo credit: lejla hasanovic

“Cool Dude”

I'm 28 years old and live in New Orleans, Louisiana.

I currently work as a researcher in City Hall. Before that, I was a frontend developer with Barack Obama's 2012 campaign. I've worked on campaigns and in local government for about three years now.

But fear not, there's also some humanism in my background. I studied philosophy and classics as an undergrad, and did a master's degree in political thought and intellectual history. I wrote my dissertation on G.E. Moore and Wittgenstein, specifically about some exchanges they had concerning the philosophy of logic in 1944 and 45, and how these clarify the role of logic in the later Wittgenstein's work. You can read an excerpt here.

In my free time I like reading scattered things about logic and moral philosophy, cycling, fishing, and walking around in circles in the great outdoors.

I don't have to tell you that thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own, and only someone else's through coincidence or deliberation. Feel free to take a look at the rest of my stuff:


Link dump no. 1

Mar 04 2014

With no particular theme, here is a short list of ten notable articles, and one radio documentary, that I've enjoyed in the past year. Two are about the geography and culture of New Orleans, five about important aspects of our current neo-liberal moment (the elevation of property, Thatcherism/Reaganism, the public opinion industry, and the narrow space for dissent from the left), and two about music.

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