Daily Archives: December 20, 2010

Not What You See: The Problem of Mental Filters

Today I would like to talk about the problem of mental filters.  Why is it that we fail to see what is right in front of us, what someone is telling us, and make all kinds of false judgments and … Continue reading

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Yeonpyeong Island and Fort Sumter: An Essay on Provocation

In the face of war threats from North Korea [1], South Korea promises to conduct artillery drills from Yeonpyeong Island, the island fired upon last month by North Korea’s forces in a move that brought the Korean Penninsula to the … Continue reading

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Diplomacy And Its Discontents: A Note On The Line Between Game and Reality

Those who have played the game of Diplomacy, either in person (as I have not) or by e-mail (as I have, many times) will note that one of the fascinating problems of the game is the problem in separating possibility … Continue reading

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