Tag Archives: intellectual life

Some Thoughts on Regret

Watch this 17 minute Tedtalks video of Kathryn Schulz talking about regret and why it’s not such a bad thing after all:

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Empathy and Humankind

According to its website, For over 250 years the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress.  Our approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting … Continue reading

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Web Clip: Jonathan Haidt on “The New Science of Morality”

Web Clip: “The New Science of Morality”, from www.edge.org: “Behavioral scientists routinely publish broad claims about human psychology and behavior based on samples drawn entirely from Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic societies.”  The acronym there being WEIRD. “Our findings … Continue reading

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Blawg Review #245

The new Blawg Review #245 was published last Saturday by the irrepressible, multi-talented and witty British lawyer-blogger Charon QC.  You could do far worse with your time than heading over there for a look-see. (DIALOGIC Mediation Services receives a mention … Continue reading

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Mind & Generosity

Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss has pointed me towards two wonderful gifts.  The first is a video clip of a lecture by the psychiatrist and originator of logotherapy, Viktor Frankl, and the second is a quotation that the latter … Continue reading

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Prospect Public Intellectuals 2008

In 2005, the British magazine, Prospect, held a write-in contest to select the top public intellectual of the year — the winner was Noam Chomsky, the MIT linguist and political activist.  This year, the editors alone decided to name General … Continue reading

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