It's been a strange three months, both in the world outside my window as well as the one within it. But work continues, as it always does and must, and here I'll fill you in on what kept me busy since I last checked in.
My main project this semester is editing The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics, the work on which is going very well. Most of the chapters are in and revised, and the quality of the chapters from my contributors is outstanding. (I only hope my own chapter will stand up to the rest!)
Alongside that, I wrote a chapter for a edited book on the ethical formation of economists, a book review for a journal, a write-up for another journal of my comments from an author-meets-critics session at last year's APA Central meetings, and a smattering of manuscript and article reviews.
I also wrote three new posts for Psychology Today, all on love and relationships:
- Why You Shouldn’t Ask Yourself What You Have to "Offer"
- Do You Ever Really “Choose” a Romantic Partner?
- Can We Choose Who *Not* to Love?
I still haven't worked out what I plan to do when the handbook is finished, but one possibility is that writing my chapter on Kant for the handbook will inspire me to work up some recent thoughts for a follow-up to my book Kantian Ethics and Economics. If I have another scholarly book in me, it's most likely this one.
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On the popular writing front, I did begin working on the comics blog project I described in my last update, crafting posts without actually posting them (until I assemble a critical mass to make it worthwhile). So far it's been more of a distraction than anything else, albeit a pleasant one, but I think I'm going to keep it up for a while. I'm going through a character's appearances in order from the beginning, writing on the ethically relevant aspects of each issue, but unfortunately there wasn't always a lot of interest in term of ethics in the early stories, so I'm trying to move through them more quickly so I can get to the "good stuff" in later issues.
In books news, I wrapped up production on Doctor Strange and Philosophy, which is due out in May, and I'm still waiting to hear news about the book that I wrote last summer on another superhero. I'm itching to write another book on a particular character to whom I could give the same treatment as I did for Cap and the hero I wrote about last summer, but that will be a major commitment that I will consider once the handbook is done (and I see how the blog project works out).
And of course, once I find an approach I'm satisfied with, I will definitely write a book on these four fine folks, whose return to the world of comics in August made big news today. That remains my dream book project, but until I find a strong theme to base it on, I'm going to sit on it, and just look forward to August (and the prospect of a Marvel Studios film down the road).