Category Archives: Philosophy of Conflict

Deeper thinking about what conflict means and how to think about it

The Pale Blue Dot: Carl Sagan

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Bayes Theory in Economics and Economic Forecasting

In response to a recent post in Real World Economics, I set out my views on the application of Bayes Theorem to economics and economics forecasting. https://rwer.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/the-limits-of-probabilistic-reasoning-2/ It’s not really related to how I use Bayes Theorem, but then maybe … Continue reading

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12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson: Review by Julian Baggini

Canadian Psychology Professor Jordan Peterson is all the rage I hear, being told this by a friend who is more in tune with Net Celebrities. And there was some famous interview on Channel 4 that as I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News: David Z. Hambrick and Madeline Marquardt

Some interesting research in Scientific American on fake news and vulnerability to it: “Fake news” is Donald Trump’s favorite catchphrase. Since the election, it has appeared in some 180 tweets by the President, decrying everything from accusations of sexual assault against him … Continue reading

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Guide to Statistics in a Mis-Leading Age: Tim Harford

Great insights from Tim Harford in the UK Financial Times: “The best financial advice for most people would fit on an index card.” That’s the gist of an offhand comment in 2013 by Harold Pollack, a professor at the University … Continue reading

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How to be a Conservative-Liberal-Socialist” By Leszek Kolakowski

I guess I am a conservative-liberal-socialist like the Polish philosopher and dissident Leszek Kolakowski  “Motto: “Please step forward to the rear!” This is an approximate translation of a request I once heard on a tram-car in Warsaw. I propose it as … Continue reading

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Questions for the New Year 2018

One of the things I did when I retired in 2003 was to list some questions I thought interesting that I might explore in my researches or in how I lived post retirement. I changed them a little bit in … Continue reading

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