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Whose Measure of Reality? – Jack Goldstone

February 23, 2011 by

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One of the most interesting books I’ve ever read is “The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy” by Kenneth Pomeranz which offers a unique critique of capitalist, Marxist, and Weberian accounts of the formation and structure of the modern global economy based on the works of Thomas Malthus. Pomeranz […]

What Makes a Hero? By Philip Zimbardo (Greater Good)

January 19, 2011 by

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What Makes a Hero? By Philip Zimbardo January 18, 2011 We all have an inner hero, argues Philip Zimbardo. Here’s how to find it. This month, Greater Good features videos of a presentation by Philip Zimbardo, the world-renowned psychologist perhaps best known for his infamous Stanford Prison Experiment. In his talk, Zimbardo discusses the psychology […]