31 December 2011

Items to share (31 December)

  •  Tyler Cowen on stories (transcript of TEDx talk) Kind of interesting talk on the limitations of story construction as a way of thinking, but offered with apparently little grounding in the substantial literature apart from Booker, 2005* (which is odd given Cowen's reputation as a voracious reader), so just an introduction. You can watch the video here, but it is out of sync so it is almost unwatchable.
  • The psychologists' vow. For good measure, external examiners also take a vow to express concern over the quality of referencing...

* Booker C (2005) The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories London; Continuum

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