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Modified: Apr 2017; Status: perpetually in progress

2017

April

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Physics and mathematics

Psychology, biology, and statistics

Sunstein and Thaler have described the political philosophy of such interventions as Libertarian Paternalism. It is “libertarian” because they do not impose mandates to narrow people’s choice, but merely frame choices or provide incentives that tend to make people “better off, as judged by themselves.” Their claim is that this form of influence, albeit often unconscious, is not manipulative or coercive because the possibility of a person choosing differently is not closed down." “The deeper concern that Lewis’s happy narrative omits entirely is that behavioral scientists claim to have developed the capacity to manipulate people’s emotional lives in ways that shape their fundamental preferences, values, and desires… The guiding idea for the World Well-Being Project is that we need not rely on our faulty subjective judgments about what will make us happy or what path in life will give us a sense of meaning.2 But if those studying behavioral influence are targeting the form of well-being that we value and the kind of happiness we seek, then it is harder to see how people’s being “better off, as judged by themselves” genuinely preserves their freedom.”"

Whatever the truth of Cambridge Analytica’s claims, the very existence of such companies tells us something important about the weight that unconscious influence, relative to reasoned argument, now plays in political campaigns… By now, behavioral strategies are in the open and are ubiquitous. The term “propaganda” has been replaced by “a behavioral approach to persuasive communication with quantifiable results.”

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March

Focused readings

Physics and mathematics

Psychology, biology, and statistics

Politics

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February

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Physics and mathematics

Psychology, biology, and statistics

Politics

Others

Manga

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Mikaten FT10

January

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Physics and mathematics

Computer science

Psychology, biology, and statistics

Politics

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Mikaten FT10

Manga

2016

December

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Music

Manga

Anime

November

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Physics and mathematics

Psychology, biology, and statistics

Politics

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