* 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.