short outline of my reading History and habits. It's weird for me to blog about optimization tips, because I'm a total mess with my time. But the reason for this blog arose partly after reading Malcolm Ocean's post on the subject. I started reading books after I graduated from high school. In high school I … Continue reading My Bad Habit
I got (stole) the idea for this post from Tanner Greer's fantastic blog The Scholar's Stage. This is the list of books I read in 2018. I included only the books that I finished. I read at least two dozen books at the same time, my interests fluctuate a lot. I start many books, some … Continue reading Books I Read in 2018
I'm going to read, at least, a paper (philosophy) a day for the month of October. So here's my list of 31 papers (probably will read more, if I have time). Papers are not arranged in any particular order. I'll read randomly or the ones that interest me in any particular day. I'll include some … Continue reading October: A Philosophy Paper a Day
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John Maynard Smith (wiki), one of the most influential evolutionary biologists (geneticist) died on this day in 2004. He's regarded by many as one of the greatest and original evolutionary thinkers. And mostly known for his introduction and application of game theory (along with George Price) to the field of evolutionary biology. Also known for his theoretical … Continue reading John Maynard Smith (1 January 1920 – 19 April 2004)
William Donald Hamilton (wiki) was one of the most influential evolutionary biologists who died on this day (March 7) in 2000. He revolutionized the field with his 1964 papers The Genetical Evolution of Social Behaviour (links posted under the Publications section). But that was the beginning, he went on publishing very influential papers on broad range of subjects. W.D. … Continue reading W. D. Hamilton (1 August 1936 – 7 March 2000)
On January 1, we lost one of the most influential moral philosophers of 20th century. Derek Parfit was Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford and visiting professor of Philosophy at NYU, Harvard and Rutgers. His book 'Reasons and Persons' claimed to be one of the important works in moral philosophy literature. Parfit on death: … Continue reading What a Sad Loss: Derek Parfit (1942-2017)