Month: January 2012

Philosophy and Science

I knew that ‘Principles of Psychology’ by William James was an important book in psychology. He takes philosophical ideas about mentality and transitions them into psychological ideas that can be tested. Since I often see disputes that hinge on the difference between philosophic vs. scientific approaches, I thought it worth noting how one important section…

Grand Pursuit – Sylvia Naser

Subtitle – The Story of Economic Genius I’m about ¾ finished.  Too much biographic detail, gives context for economic problems arose in, but too much biography obstructing the view of the theory for my taste. Pre-WWI Panics. Slowly, dawning recognition of relationship between falling prices, amount of currency in circulation Post-WWI Hyperinflation. Printing of money…