Task List 5

A discussion of this public task list can be found in the first one.

I have the following reasons for maintaining it:

  1. It might help me to structure my own work better.
  2. Some readers might have helpful comments for how to accomplish a task.
  3. Transparency: My PhD is funded by WRoCAH i.e. by public money. If you are reading this in the UK, your tax money. In general, I presume that research can profit from a certain level of transparency.

The list is incomplete, that is I do more than I record. One reason for this is that certain tasks are finished before I ever end up putting them on this list.

Accomplished Tasks

  • Redraft chapter 5 of my thesis.
  • Read first part of Lewis’ “Counterparts of Double Lives” i.e. chapter four of Lewis’s The Plurality of Worlds.
  • Read Brian Skyrm’s Evolution of the Social Contract.
  • Look into publication of text at soziopolis. (For more information see here.)

 

Still Unfinished Tasks

  • Practice calculating with matrices to better understand certain texts in the social sciences.
  • Read Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back. (For a seminar, see also)
  • Read Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Other Minds.

Note that just because a task is still unfinished does not mean that no progress has been made.

 

New Tasks

  • Program preference change models in python.
  • Read papers on preference change.
  • Refine draft of chapter 2 of my thesis.
  • Write up paper for workshop.
  • Write abstract for a conference submission.
  • Read Austin, Province of Jurisprudence Determined pp. 1-33, 191-200, 228-233, 253-26
  • Read Shapiro, Legality, Ch. 3

 

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