Friday, April 25, 2014

Most influential public intellectuals

Prospect Magazine has released its annual list of the most influential thinkers in the world.
8 of the top 20 are philosophers.
Go go go Liz Anderson!

These annual lists go back to 2005, and I want to make it my job, first, to make sure that I've read something or other by the philosophers that have appeared in them. (Yeah, I've got sabbatical coming up…)

And second, that by the time they graduate, the philosophy majors I teach have at least heard of most if not all of them.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Awards and Cognitive Bias

I want to keep track of this post—"When a series of entirely reasonable decisions leads to biased outcomes"—about the Waterman award not only because of the clear argument but also because of the bountiful links to more information which it provides.