The philosopher of the week program was definitely an interesting experiment. I wanted to open the floor for some feedback on the effort so far -- and perhaps suggestions for any other interesting projects or programs we might want to think about working through together and evaluating.
In particular I wanted to ask your feelings about a larger-scale contest, say over a few weeks, with some reasonably specific theme -- maybe focusing on a particular text, or even a particular concept within a specific philosophers' writing.
Also, I thought it made sense to note here that the philosopher o' the week contest was originally proposed as a 'contest' between competing philosophical positions. (I still this might be an interesting/fruitful way to approach it.)
What are your thoughts on putting together exciting projects and programs like the weekly contests? What do you think so far, and how can we make them better?