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Out travelling again, this time to Stockholm, there I will spend the holidays with Nilla and her family. With the sun barely peeking over the horizon at this time of the year in Sweden, one really comes to appreciate the few hours of daylight that we do get. Surprisingly, first class turned out to be cheaper on this busy travelling day so right now I am relaxing in a large comfy seat, enjoying free coffee and the Swedish forests.
As some of you might have noticed, I have been rather absent from the blogosphere lately. Sorry for this but there has simply been so much exciting political philosophy to do. Yesterday I finished my WPSA paper for Las Vegas (thanks Marcus for valuable comments!), and right now I am getting ready to write the ECPR paper Beyond the Rawlsian Monologue due for presentation in Helsinki later in May. In my work I think I am finally seeing some progress on a long-standing puzzle (the non-identity problem). In a slightly hyperactive mode I wrote 18 pages in two days, finally ridding myself of the writer’s bloc that I have been suffering from in the last months. Now, I am more than eager to actually tour those conferences and get some feedback on my new ideas.
Finally, I wish you all a frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute im neuen Jahr!
PS. Great news yesterday from space as well, Fuglesang made a safe landing at Kennedy Space Center, wrapping up his 13 days and 8.5 million kilometres voyage, a voyage which has finally brought space into the lunch room at Eden...
While waiting at Arlanda Airport for Nilla to return from Vilnius last Friday, I spent the afternoon working on a text for the on-line journal re-public and their upcoming special issue on “time and governance”. First I published a draft (entitled "time and the politics of climate change") here on Rawls & Me, soliciting for comments. However, since Google has an excellent memory for everything published on Blogger I decided to remove it in preparation for final submission to the journal.