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Dartmouth Study Reveals Information about Imagination

By Samuel Phineas Upham Have you ever wondered how human beings have the ability to create unique art, write fairytales, or come up ideas for new technology? A new study conducted by researchers from Dartmouth might shed some light on where human imagination comes from, e Science News reports. According to the article, the researchers have found proof of a “widespread neural network,” something that philosophers...

All We Need Is a Paradigm

By Samuel Phineas Upham Israel Kirzner is Professor Emeritus of Economics at New York University. He is written extensively on Austrian Economics. He also wrote an essay that was published in “All We Need Is a Paradigm,” a collection of essays published in 2009 by the Harvard Review of Philosophy. Israel Kirzner in his essay “Human Nature and the Character of Economic Science” traces the conception of the...

The Space of Love and Garbage

By Samuel Phineas Upham Gisela Striker is a contemporary philosopher whose work is featured in “The Space of Love and Garbage,” a collection of twenty of the most outstanding works from the Harvard Review of Philosophy. Gisela Striker has taught at the University of Göttingen, Columbia University, and the University of Cambridge. She now teaches ancient philosophy at Harvard. Her first published work was an...

Dating Violence Leads to Economic Barriers

By Samuel Phineas Upham Being in a violent relationship has its fair share of baggage which may include serious physical and emotional trauma. But did you know that if the victim is a young woman, dating violence could also affect her economic future? Science Daily reports that a new study conducted by Michigan State University has found that dating violence in adolescence can result in not only less education later...

Measuring Competence – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham In their paper, “Measuring Competence,” authors Rebecca Henderson and Iain Cockburn set out to measure and compare competence using the pharmaceutical R&D area. The authors selected this sector because it is especially meticulous in keeping records and has good proxies to measure, such as drug tests and patent awards. Henderson and Cockburn are unsatisfied by the lack of careful study...

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