Malcom Nicholson writes a hagiography of Hilary Putnam at The Prospect.
An interesting article, but once again very puffed up while demeaning philosophers. Is the only way we Americans celebrate intellectuals and philosophy to champion them as simple, common men before we launch into their brainyness? (Sorry, I’ve read far too many articles doing this today, but think about it.) I am waiting for journalists and the public to demand such easy-going clarity of science publications, since they demand it of philosophers.
The headline says it all. While you’re at it, I recommend some Mark Johnson to go with that.
Michael Clune dishes up explanations of neoliberalism in his Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Joe Henrich’s experiement in behavior and economics: are notions of fairness universal?Pssssst. I think this has been fluffed up a bit … or are economist and social scientists really that blind? I don’t think so: did the reporter drink the Kool-Aid?
David O’Hara and John Kagg write about co-authorship in academia at The Chronicle of Higher Education. We all share and throw ideas off each other, and then pretend we do not when it comes time for performance review….
Joshua Ramey at An und fur sich has a brilliant post. Elements of it are must-read for anyone in higher education.