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I cannot forbear having a curiosity to be acquainted with the principles of moral good and evil, the nature and foundation of government, and the cause of those several passions and inclinations, which actuate and govern me ... These sentiments spring up naturally in my present disposition; and should I endeavour to banish them, by attaching myself to any other business or diversion, I feel I should be a loser in point of pleasure; and this is the origin of my philosophy.

– Hume



I try to know something about everything interesting; I write about the most interesting (e.g. data, epistemology, asocial justice, idiotically powerful melodies, clouds, failures of human reasoning, failures of human reasoning about human reasoning, lists.)

You can build a good picture of me from my premises, projects and preferences. I am not a philosopher and not a statistician and not a hacker and not a poet and not a theatre critic, but hopefully a comparatively effective altruist.






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Poets may be excused for being bad political economists.

- Lord Henry Cockburn



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