This year marks the end of the second decade of the 2000s. In honor of this, we thought we’d take a look back at our decade with an end-of-year series.
The internet loves lists, especially year-end ones, and we’ll feed that love a little bit this December. We’ll be hosting seven lists of expert Decade-Best picks. We’ve done movies and games, and you can look forward to television, music, traditional visual arts, and one surprise list at the end. Our experts will include philosophers and other academics whose work concerns these topics, and people working in the relevant media. Up today: writing!
Writing is a curious category, one that can be extremely broad, as writing touches so much of the arts. Movies have scripts; songs have lyrics; cookbooks have written instructions. So in our lists below, you’ll find novels as well as a selection of the best of what writing and storytelling had to offer this decade.
Our contributors are:
- Wesley Cray, assistant professor in Philosophy at Texas Christian University
- Cynthia Freeland, professor emerita in Philosophy at the University of Houston
- Keren Gorodeisky, professor in Philosophy at Auburn University
- James B. Haile, III, fiction writer and assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Rhode Island
- Darren Hudson Hick, visiting assistant professor in Philosophy at Furman University
- Robbie Kubala, assistant professor in Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz
- Jonathan Neufeld, associate professor in Philosophy at the College of Charleston
- Elizabeth Scarbrough, lecturer in Philosophy at Florida International University