Ben Eggleston

University of Kansas

Sites I like

Philosophical Powers

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Philosophical Powers

Humorous renderings of major figures in the history of philosophy.

Nietzsche Family Circus

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The Nietzsche Family Circus

Finally, a use for that darned cartoon.

The Becker-Posner Blog

Gary Becker Richard Posner

The Becker-Posner Blog

Dual (occasionally dueling) essays, weekly until Becker’s death in 2014. Models of clarity, argument, and making you wonder where they find the time. icon

Just a really neat site.


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Another really neat site.

“From Sky-soar to Eyesore”

original plan for Wescoe Hall

“From Sky-soar to Eyesore”

A well-researched and colorfully written essay giving a history of Wescoe Hall, which it calls “truly unlovely to behold.” The picture above shows how the building was originally designed to look.

Strogatz colums

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Professor Steven Strogatz’s New York Times series on math

These fifteen columns are very nicely done.

Digital Object Identifer System

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The Digital Object Identifer (DOI®) System

I’m only beginning to learn about this, but it seems like a great idea, and I’m using it to refer to the online locations of my publications, when I can. The system is discussed in this Chronicle of Higher Education article, but unfortunately the article is behind a pay wall (and, ironically, it does not seem to have a DOI).