Category Archives: Rough Ideas and Arguments

Learning to Like What We Do Not Like (bootstrapping preferences)

Sometimes, we just like what we like. Our preferences have real costs (and benefits, to be sure). If we don’t like a subject in school, at any level, we struggle to find what typically counts as success. It feels difficult, … Continue reading

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Telling Myself Stories About Myself

John Locke followed his assumptions (holding experience to be paramount) through to the conclusion that what makes us human is our collections of disconnected ideas – memories – that there is no self underpinning these memories. We’re bundles of ideas. … Continue reading

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The History of History Podcasts: A List

I have, over the last five or six years, spent a tremendous amount of time listening to podcasts. Many hundreds of hours. I like to be entertained while I’m cooking, driving, rowing, skiing… if I can listen to a story … Continue reading

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Stop Visualizing Success

“I’ve always wanted to travel,” people say. “I’ve always wanted to write a book,” say others. “I really should sit down and think through that idea I had.” “I’m finally putting my thoughts in order and am almost ready to … Continue reading

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8 Questions to Help You Plan Your European Trip

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, and I seem to have timed myself out of skiing today with an extended writing session, so here we are. I’ve been planning the big summer tour. I want to … Continue reading

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