Wow, has it been another month?
I had planned to use this blog to collect my online activity for various sites and blogs, as well as traditional publications, but I haven't been active in that area this past month. But it's for good reason--I've delved back into academic writing in a big way, and it's going really well. (Plus, you know, the end of the semester and all. And this doesn't help matters there.) I finished both my paper on Kantian ethics and altruism in the family (which is now under review for a special issue of a journal) and the first draft of a paper on welfare economics that I'll present next month at the World Congress of Social Economics in Glasgow (and which I plan to expand into one of these).
My big news--from this morning--is that my book on libertarian paternalism (a la Nudge), proposed to Palgrave as a Pivot title (short ebook), was not only accepted but was upgraded to a simultaneous hardcover and softcover release, based on the editorial board's expectations of its appeal and potential. It will be longer than the Pivot format would allow, and ironically will be very close to the original proposal developed with my agent and shopped around to trade presses (unsuccessfully), which is very gratifying.
In the meantime, I have lot of things in the stores right now, including The Avengers and Philosophy, Downton Abbey and Philosophy, chapters in Spider-Man and Philosophy and The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy, plus the paperback version of The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination.
Finally, I did manage to write a little for blogs over the last month:
- I wrote one new Psychology Today post since my last update: "Is Personal Growth a Danger to Your Relationship?" (April 22).
- I contributed two substantive posts to Economics and Ethics: "Much (More) Ado About Happiness" (May 7) and "Does cognitive science relieve us of responsibility--or require us to redirect our effort?" (May 13).
- Finally, I wrote two new posts for The Comics Professor: "The Alpha Lanterns and the rendering of justice" (April 22) and "Earth 2: The return of dignity and heroism to the DCU, or its death knell?" (May 2).