The school year is over, commencement was enjoyed by all, and now the summer begins, which means only one thing for an academic—writing! (To the right You can see my writing coach, the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing, inspiring me from the background of my laptop.)
But before I settle into work on a new book, let's see what I managed to accomplish since my last update back in mid-February.
- My latest edited book, Law and Social Economics: Essays in Ethical Values for Theory, Practice, and Policy, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in March, with a blog post adapted from my introduction published at the Association for Social Economics blog in April.
- Speaking of the ASE, my presidential address "Judgment: Balancing Principle and Policy," was accepted by the Review of Social Economy and should appear later this year (and online sooner).
- And speaking of that paper, it will also be included in Social Economics: Major Works, a four-volume collection of social economics literature edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, Robert McMaster, Deb Figart, Ellen Mutari, and myself, forthcoming from Routledge in 2016, for which we are wrapping up final details now. (I was responsible for editing Volume 1: Philosophy.)
- I drafted a chapter on nudge for a edited volume on the topic to be published by Mercatus, on which I am awaiting comments.
- I finished my paper “The Crucial Importance of Interests in Libertarian Paternalism,” which will be published in the volume Nudging: Theory and Applications, edited by Klaus Mathis, forthcoming from Springer Verlag in 2016, based on a conference in Lucerne, Switzerland, in April that I was honored to attend and participate in.
- I wrote my response to formal comments on my paper "On the Justification of Antitrust: A Matter of Rights and Wrongs," all of which will be published in a symposium in The Antitrust Bulletin.
- Finally, Jennifer Baker and I finished work on Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Dimension, which will be published by Oxford University Press near the end of 2015, and which will include my chapter "The Virtues of a Kantian Economics."
My blogging activity since February was even lighter than last time, with just one new Psychology Today post, "Where's the Line Between Acceptance and Narcissism?" (March 29), and one post at this very blog on "Why I Edit Books" (March 6).
Now that summer is upon me, I begin writing a new book on superheroes and philosophy and working on several academic papers and projects, with a couple short trips to break up the work. (And maybe blogging a little more? We'll see.)
See you on other side, and I hope you enjoy your summer, however you choose to spend it!