There are 5 posts tagged Books (this is page 1 of 1).
Review of “The Book of Mormon in One Hour”
Persuasive Art and Schiller’s Aesthetics
Also Tolkien, Peter Kreeft, Inception, Jordan Peterson, and the relative value of fiction vs. nonfiction. One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to read a Harvard Classics volume after every few other books. As part of this, I read “Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man,” a 1794 piece by German literary figure […]
Book Review – “Willful: How We Choose What We Do”
If you want to know what Chicago PhD economist hedge-fund-guru-cum-academic Richard Robb has concluded after pondering deeply the intersection of personal agency and rational choice economics, this book is for you. This book may not be for you. But I really liked it! So let’s talk about it. This tightly written, brief book sits at […]
Justifying moral principles by analogy with Russian roulette
I recently read Nassim Taleb’s book Skin in the Game. Taleb is an entertaining practical philosopher: he has a handful of principles that he has considered deeply, he measures the world against them, and he coaches the reader in how to do likewise, all in an idiosyncratic and readable style. (As a Lebanese-American Orthodox Christian, […]