2016-02-22

Some Links

Hey, it's been a while since I did this.

  • Bryan Caplan says we can replace libel and slander laws with prove-me-wrong prizes. A number of commentators pile-on about the fact that this is exactly the same as the system we currently have.
  • I'm sweet-talking about moral philosophy again. The crux: "You are what you do."
  • At some point I'm going to write a blog post about this because it's highly relevant to my SweetTalkConversation.com posts, but until then: Teaching moral philosophy to children.
  • Someone recommended this book to me. I can't personally vouch for it, but it looks very good.
  • Umberto Eco - the world's last great author of literature and the novelist who defined my teenage years - has passed away. This New York Times obituary demonstrates the world's problem with Eco: no one who wrote about his books has any idea what they were about. Only the fans will know.
  • Two of Philip Zimbardo's ideas - Situationism and conception of time - have been fused together in a single experiment. The actual study is short enough and easy to read, so please refer to it.
  • More than just a hangover remedy. (Take this one with a grain of salt.)