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Euthyphro, moral relativism, and dialogue as the space of reasons

Socrates asks Euthyphro whether something is pious because it is loved by the gods, or on the contrary whether something is loved by the gods because it is pious. 949 more words


The Presidential betting markets

Someone blatantly misrepresented the U.S. Presidential election betting markets in a Google+ comment thread tonight, and I wanted to bring these forward, here.

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Did emotions kill economic man?

‘Emotional’ is not the opposite of ‘rational’

It may not strictly be considered the same as ‘irrational’, but the term ‘emotional’ is often regarded as diametrically opposed to ‘rational’. 1,207 more words

Behavioural Economics

How emotional intelligence improves performance

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his dream, he chose language that would stir the hearts of his audience. 75 more words

Behavioral Economics

The Irrationality of Rationality

The confined view of rationality regarding humans has strong relevance while carrying out activities like trade and exchange. Although rationality must not be ignored, understanding other key drivers behind transactions could widen our approach to comprehending and applying economics.

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Stop putting Baby in a corner… and don’t call me Baby

There are things in Hollywood I would very much like to see changed. Not because of a political agenda. Not because I’m “White Knighting… 2,495 more words


Emotional First Aid

In my last post, I wrote about why I was disappointed by bell hook’s book All About Love. On further reflection, I think it reminds me too much of how I’d listen to sermons in church that would lay out the very real human problems of emotional pain but then — while I was eagerly waiting a good bit of advice — would say something like “keep your eyes on Jesus” or some such useless guidance. 339 more words