About Fake Nous

Fake Noûs is a blog for reasonable thoughts about philosophy, politics, or other interesting stuff.

Commenting Guidelines: Do not post personal attacks directed at other authors or commenters, including sarcasm, questioning other people’s motives or intelligence, etc. I delete such comments. (However, attacks on public figures who are not present on this site are fair game.)

Etymology:Noûs” is the Greek word for intellect. It is also the title of a leading academic philosophy journal. The word also appears in the name of another philosophy blog. This blog should not be mistaken for any of those other things.

History: Fake Noûs was started in 2018 by Michael Huemer because his Facebook statuses had become much too bloglike. The term “fake news” was popular at the time.

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Reasonable thoughts about philosophy, politics, and other interesting stuff.


Michael Huemer

Michael Huemer is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of over 80 articles in epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics, as well as ten amazing books that you should immediately buy.