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Partnership and client service

There is an interesting article on the Lawyer website today. It draws on interviews with a number of senior lawyers about the past and future of legal practice. 1,241 more words

Clients

Sources of error: the twisted rationality of double standards

I’ve written before about righteous indignation, but haven’t even touched its most peculiar property: asymmetry. Ever wondered why people like me find it easy to feel anger towards Tony Blair, but don’t seem to feel the same towards Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 2,067 more words

Ethics

Absence of evidence is evidence of absence

The W’s article about Evidence of Absence is confusing. They have an anecdote:

A simple example of evidence of absence: A baker never fails to put finished pies on her windowsill, so if there is no pie on the windowsill, then no finished pies exist.

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Mathema

Beliefs and aliefs

What does it mean to believe?

This is not supposed to be some Deeply Wise prod to make someone write philosophical accounts of the mystical uniqueness of human consciousness or some such. 685 more words

Rationality

Control of the Head

“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Literature

"The joy and martyrdom of trying to be a Bayesian"

Bayesians have all been there. Some of us don’t depend upon producing publications to assure our pay, so we less have the pressure of pleasing peer reviewers. 33 more words

Rationality