Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Links of Note

* Jonathan Dresner on Marco Polo

* Richard Brown discusses Aristotle on pleasure

* Mikhail Emilianov on how to fake your way through Spinoza

* A website collecting earliest uses of common mathematical symbols. Unsurprisingly, a large portion of our current logical symbolisms comes from Peano. But it's always interesting to see how relatively recent some of these symbolisms are.

* John Fabian Witt clears up a common confusion about the history of the status of corporations as persons at "Balkinization".

* Sarah Avery discusses an Introduction to Mythology class that she once taught, which turned out quite well and which she will probably never be allowed to teach again:
The Once and Probably Not Future Mythology Class
Hazards of Teaching Cool Stuff You Love in a Classroom

* Michael Pakaluk has an excellent discussion of formal cooperation.

I am grading, grading, grading, grading, and grading, so things will be fairly sparse this week.

4 comments:

  1. Jonathan Dresner9:48 PM

    Thanks for the link (but I think it's broken)

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  2. branemrys3:45 PM

    Thanks; fixed it.

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  3. MrsDarwin12:15 PM

    I'm totally ready now to name-check Spinoza at parties. Still waiting for an opportunity to practice my Hegelian fakery...  I wish someone would do a niche Catholic philosophers version of this including people like Maritain and Von Hildebrand. 

    A while back, a professor friend of ours who was moving house made us a gift of piles and piles of scrap paper consisting of loads of printoffs from online courses he taught. Every now and then, when the kids are coloring, I'll flip them over and read the papers and think, "If I had to read this kind of writing all the time, I'd go insane." On the other hand, I think I'm now about ready to pass the maps quiz from HIST 375 (The Balkans in the 19th and 20 Centuries), so there's that.

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  4. branemrys12:28 PM

     Every now and then, when the kids are coloring, I'll flip them over and
    read the papers and think, "If I had to read this kind of writing all
    the time, I'd go insane."


    Well, now you know why I'm the way I am.

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