Monthly Archives: November 2013

Science and ethics (part 3): understanding the biological origin of human morality

Something extraordinary is happening, a cultural revolution is unfolding in front of us, and is mostly going unnoticed. Evolutionary biology, ethology and psychology are all converging to the same conclusion: our moral inclinations have clear and definable biological origins, the

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Science and ethics (part 2): is there any space for Philosophy?

Where I give my definition(s) of philosophy and explain why it will never die, even when it actively strives to make itself redundant. I’ve been trying to be as rigours and linear as possible, and for some reason I was

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Antifragility: an introduction for Social Scientists and Policy Makers

This week I gave a seminar on Antifragility to my colleagues at the Social Science Research Unit. The concept of Antifragility was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and popularised through his “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder” book. The seminar

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Birth of a New School: a reply on Self Publishing

NOTE: the following post is a direct reply to Micah Allen article “Birth of a New School: How Self-Publication can Improve Research“. I am replicating my reply here to maximise exposure, but any discussion should be carried over at the point

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