This is Conor Gaffney
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“Gaffney Shmaffney”

I'm a law student in New York City.

Previously, I worked for two years in New Orleans as a data and policy analyst for the City. I also worked on political campaigns in Chicago for several years.

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:


Two weeks in the Cascades

Aug 27 2016 Part of the route to Snowy Lakes

I have the good fortune of having a few relations in Seattle. This is especially good fortune come summer, when the Pacific Northwest drops its misty mantle and gets a month(s)-long drought. Sun all day, temperatures between 70 and 80 Farhrenheit, water and mountains in three out of four cardinal directions and not more than a two hour drive away. Why doesn't everyone live in Seattle? Soon they might, I suppose. But should they?

After finishing my first year of law school, I decided to return to the PNW for the two-week interregnum between my summer internship and the restart of classes. It was a return. This visit met the standards of relation, as I had decided originally to go to law school, and took the first step to do so (took the LSAT) from Seattle. Four years ago, I spent the summer and some of the fall living off the largesse of my sister and brother-in-law...

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