Eugene Volokh on Discovering, Disseminating, and Doing

Lynne Kiesling

Eugene Volokh’s new paper on blogging and scholarship expresses a lot of my thoughts about the productive and consumptive values of the exercise. I particularly like his taxonomy of “discovering, disseminating, and doing” to analyze what it is we academics do.

I might think that I get more discovery benefit out of the writing here than he does, because for me it’s a process of working out a new idea, or a new connection of ideas, and that to me is original discovery.