This is Conor Gaffney
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“Gaffney Shmaffney”

I'm 29 years old and live in New Orleans, Louisiana.

I currently work as a performance analyst 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:


Pocket shame

Apr 12 2015

When I was in college I used to dream about how after I graduated I would finally have the free time to read everything I wanted to. This dream, like so many entertained in college, would prove to be utter fantasy. Nowadays, I don't read nearly as much as I should, or want to, despite my leisurely evenings which begin at 5:30 pm.

I don't need any proof of this fact, but just for fun, I wrote a little script that counts the number of unread articles in my Pocket queue for each day. It's available here, so you too can feel the shame of the life of the mind, lost, when viewing your unchanging, or ever-increasing mountain of articles to read.

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