I had a little extra time on my hands the summer after my first year as a
graduate student in Indiana University's prestigious philosophy department, so I decided to take on a project that would blend two of my
greatest interests at the time--or rather, one of my petty distractions and my
greatest interest, which are philosophy and toys, respectively. I wanted
to do something that would bring a discipline that is often seen as
difficult, esoteric, and even irrelevant, into new light--especially in
the eyes of young people. Pretty early on, we made it onto David Chalmers's comprehensive list of philosophy humor sites (although it looks like he hasn't updated his links for several years--where are his priorities?). Philosophical Powers is periodicallymentionedinsomenerd thing or another--even Reddit. Somebody who actually wanted to make a product ripped off the idea (which clearly I'm the only person to have thought of) for some finger puppets, and of course there's these people.