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Logrolling in our time: Philosophy edition

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1. Arthur Ripstein of the University of Toronto philosophy dept. has been nominated for the CPSA Macpherson prize, for his book Force and Freedom: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy.

I just ordered it today. His earlier book, Equality, Responsibility, and the Law, influenced me hugely. (Thanks to Jacob Levy for the pointer).

2. My friend Wayne Norman continues to devote more time than he probably ought to his blog This Sporting Life. But lucky for us he does — here’s a much more coherent look at the topic I took a stab at earlier this week, viz., the lameness of hockey analysis especially w/r/t the Crosby vs Ovechkin debate.

3. My supervisor Ronald de Sousa was on TVO recently, talking about evolution, consciousness, mores, and the meaning of life. The TVO channel has it sliced into handy bite-sized vids. I helped myself to Ronnie’s work on gossip for chapter five of The Authenticity Hoax; my favourite of these though is this one:

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