Daily Archives: April 22, 2011

An Exercise In Ethnology

Longtime readers of my blog will be well aware of my blog’s interest in questions of ethnicity, which at their basis are studies in identity.  In our nationalistic world we tend to think of “nations” or “peoples” as the fundamental … Continue reading

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The Ridesharer’s Dilemma

A classic ethical dilemma in mathematics is the prisoner’s dilemma, which is set-up so that the best solution for two people is to both refuse to confess, but the best individual solution is to confess and seek to throw the … Continue reading

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