Cambridge Summer Program in Applied Rationality

Slides, reading lists and other resources for my sessions at CaSPAR 2019

Intro to Bayesian Stats


Practice questions:

Reading list:

Quantifying Social Welfare

Reading list

Nussbaum, Martha. “Capabilities as fundamental entitlements: Sen and social justice.” Feminist economics 9.2-3 (2003): 33-59.

Nussbaum, Martha and Sen, Amartya, (eds).  The Quality of Life (Oxford, 1993; pubd online Nov. 2003)

Arrow, Kenneth J. “A Difficulty in the Concept of Social Welfare.” Journal of Political Economy, vol. 58, no. 4, 1950, pp. 328–346. JSTOR,

Harsanyi, John C. “Can the Maximin Principle Serve as a Basis for Morality? A Critique of John Rawls’s Theory.” American Political Science Review, vol. 69, no. 2, 1975, pp. 594–606., doi:10.2307/1959090.

Brian Tomasik “Hedonistic vs Preference Utilitarianism”

Coast, Joanna; Kinghorn, Philip; Mitchell, Paul., “The development of capability measures in health economics: opportunities, challenges and progress” In: Patient. 2015 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 119-26.

Practical philosophy and CBT


Reading list

Epictetus The Manual: A Philosopher’s Guide to Life

Thich Nhat Hanh The Art of Living

David Burns Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Burn’s 10 common cognitive distortions

Free online CBT worksheets

Inductive Logic

Reading list

Jeff Paris The Uncertain Reasoner’s Companion: A Mathematical Perspective

Bertrand Russell The Philosophy Of Logical Atomism

Rudolf Carnap The Continuum of Inductive Methods

Jan Willem Romeijn Bayesian Inductive Logic