I'm happy to report that I did make it back from Europe in one piece, although that piece was thoroughly exhausted. But a good time was had--it was great seeing old friends and colleagues, as well as meeting new ones, at the World Congress for Social Economics; meeting all new people and discussing "nudges" at the "Regulating Bodies and Influencing Health" symposium; and spending a couple days in Sweden with a good friend seeing sights like the Vasa Museum. Both of my papers were received enthusiastically and were described as "provocative," which I appreciated greatly, and I received healthy comments and criticism on both that will make the published versions all that much better.
Most of my time before and since the trip was been spent on The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism, which is already available for preorder at Amazon and other sites and has a cover, which I am honored to present here for the first time anywhere. (Click on the image or link for a larger version.)
In addition, I'm still working on Superman and Philosophy as well as arranging my writing plans once these projects are finished (including a few which I'm very excited to tell you about once they're finalized). In other book news, I was happily surprised to hear from the good folks at Routledge that Ethics and Economics: New Perspectives, the 2010 book I co-edited with Irene van Staveren--whom I finally had the pleasure of meeting at the World Congress last month--is now available in paperback. And I'm looking into the possibility of recording another audiobook; again, I'll give you more details when I know them!
I haven't blogged much in the last month, but I did publish a new Psychology Today post yesterday, "Should I Tell My Partner about My Affair?", to complement my latest publication in the print magazine, "Is Adultery Every Justified?", in the August 2012 issue (p. 66), itself based on several blog posts. In the meantime, my Economics and Ethics co-blogger Jonathan Wight has been posting regularly--check out what he has to say! I merely contributed a couple posts (here and here, nothing very substantive) on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision, but I'm sure you've read enough about that by now!