Aimless Ramblings
E009 - You are what you eat?
E008 - What is the purpose of clothing?

E008 - What is the purpose of clothing?

February 15, 2020

Hello again and welcome back to Aimless ramblings!

Today we discuss clothing, fashion, hierarchy, and capitalism.

E007 - Private, public and intervention

E007 - Private, public and intervention

December 14, 2019

In our seventh episode, we discuss the division between private and public rights in intervention.

 

Interesting and semi-related reading:

E006 - Maps, delineation and fuzziness

E006 - Maps, delineation and fuzziness

December 8, 2019

Hello and welcome to our sixth episode where we discuss maps, lines and the blurriness in-between.

 

Semi-related and interesting reading:

E005 - Labels, names and heuristics

E005 - Labels, names and heuristics

November 24, 2019

Welcome to episode 5, where we discuss labels and their use in society.

 

Interesting and semi-useful resources:

 

E004 - Human life and moral responsibility

E004 - Human life and moral responsibility

November 17, 2019

Our fourth episode – we discuss the value of human life, peoples willingness to save others and ambulance drivers!

 

Semi-related and interesting sources

 

E003 - Fate is wholly inexorable?

E003 - Fate is wholly inexorable?

November 10, 2019

Our third episode!

We look at fate, determinism and free will – with a dash of psychology, biology, physics and even some Anglo-Saxon literature!

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Interesting and semi-related sources:

E002 – Does quantifiability impart value?

E002 – Does quantifiability impart value?

October 7, 2019
In our second episode, we tackle the issue of quantitativeness and its link to value.
 
*I also refer to metaobjects in this video – I actually mean hyperobjects, read Timothy Morton’s book below for more details
 
Semi-related resources:
  • Bastos, W. Now or Never: Perceptions of Uniqueness Induce Acceptance of Price Increases for Experiences More Than for Objects. Journal of Consumer Psychology. doi:10.1002/jcpy.1099
  • Caprariello, P. A., & Reis, H. T. (2013). To do, to have, or to share? Valuing experiences over material possessions depends on the involvement of others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(2), 199-215. doi:10.1037/a0030953
  • Waldfogel, J. (1993). The deadweight loss of Christmas. The American Economic Review, 83(5), 1328- 1336. doi: 110.145.166.154
  • Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World, Timothy Morton
  • Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus’s Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior, James B. Stockdale
E001 - What is the value of conversations?

E001 - What is the value of conversations?

September 29, 2019

Welcome to the new series!

In this episode we look at conversation, the role it plays in knowledge, self-talk and the common pitfalls of conversation.

Go to the blog at foolishmusings.com or the foolishmusings Youtube channel for interesting and semi-related sources.