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The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

WHEW

Sam Wang says that Clinton got a median seven point bounce from her convention.  I can breathe again.

4 comments:

wallyverr said...

Don't breathe too soon. The Ray Fair model of presidential election forecasting, based purely on economic factors, is not encouraging.

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2016/07/lets-hope-ray-fair-doesnt-rise-too-high-in-status.html

Fair (academic economist at Yale) follows the popular approach (for economists) of a small set of explanatory variables, trying to explain a lot with very little.

On a happier note, I have finished the chapter on Phenomena and Noumena, but I am not sure I will get any farther before the start of the UNC term.

Has anyone had further thoughts on supplementing the Kemp Smith translation with the Guyer & Wood Cambridge University Press translation? I was in the mothership bookstore of the CUP earlier today, and the large shelf of Kant translations was winking at me.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Since I cannot have any measurable impact on the race no matter what I believe, I choose to believe what makes me feel better. :) I mean, at my age, why waste three months feeling bad?

wallyverr said...


I wish your approach would work for me when reading even the quality newspapers on the Brexit negotiations -- all I sense is scope for stupidity and miscalculations.

PS I like the new anti-robot filter.

Paul Kern said...

This too should make you breathe easier.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/08/01/gallup_republican_national_convention_poll_not_great.html