This Weekend: A Camels With Hammers Blogathon

This weekend, I am going to seize an opening in my busy teaching schedule to get myself back into a writing habit by doing a blogathon. I am not going to prioritize quantity over quality and I am not going to make this about endurance without sleep or anything so pointless. Instead, here’s what I will do: both Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20 I will post a new article every two hours from 8am-8pm. Every new post will be written between Friday night 8pm and Sunday night 8pm. This will yield 14 worthwhile posts on a range of topics.

Starting now and throughout the blogathon I will be inviting fans of my efforts at Camels With Hammers to make donations (using paypal you can donate to dfincke at aol dot com). The more money I make from the blog, the less other jobs I need to supplement my income and the more I can write here. As is the longstanding policy, if you donate $100 or more, I will write on a topic of your choosing (so long as it’s something about which I am qualified to speak reasonably intelligently).

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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