Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Links of Note

* I haven't said anything about the hysteria du jour because nothing has actually changed. Roe v. Wade has not yet been overturned, and while it seems likely that it will be at least qualified, we don't know what the actual decision will be; all that anyone has is a leaked draft from months ago, and drafts are known to be subject sometimes to extremely heavy revision before actually being issued. But on the derivative issue of protesting at the homes of judges, I do have to note that, while you are free to protest any actual decision by any court by peaceable public assembly, to protest a judicial decision while it is still in the process of being deliberated is almost always illegal when done where it might influence the outcome.

* Cardinal Zen, the famously outspoken Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, was arrested under China's security laws for association with a (no longer existing) fund supporting protesters; he seems to be currently out on bail.

* Scheel, Tiokhin, Isager, et al., Why Hypothesis Testers Should Spend Less Time Testing Hypotheses 

* Ann Schneibel, Motherhood Matters, but Do Catholic Maternity Leave Policies Reflect That?

* Andrew Chignell, Kant's Panentheism: The Possibility Proof of 1763 and Its Fate in the Critical Period (PDF)

* Samuel Kimpton-Nye, Laws of Nature: Necessary and Contingent (PDF)

* Marlo Slayback, Nestled in Maternal Bliss

* Fiorella Tomassini, Three Models of Natural Right: Baumgarten, Achenwall, and Kant (PDF)

* Noah Greenstein, Wittgenstein's Wager: On [Absolute] Certainty (PDF)

* Richard Yetter-Chappell is on Substack: Good Thoughts

* One of the peculiarities of Substack, incidentally, is that it has created a modified return to an older form of 'social media' that was partly built on email. A good example is that one of the more recent fashions on Tumblr has been signing up for DraculaDaily, which sends a portion of the novel everyday from May 3 to November 7 (the timespan of the novel -- since everything in the novel is dated, you get part of the novel on the day it takes place) just like similar services did twenty years ago, and live-commenting the story, which, of course, many people are actually reading for the first time.

* Andreas Blank, Wolff on Duties of Esteem in the Law of Peoples (PDF)

* Robert E. Allinson, Plato's Forgotten Four Pages of the Seventh Epistle (PDF)

* Andreas Hutteman, Laws and Dispositions (PDF)