Ben Eggleston

University of Kansas

Sites I like

Philosophical Powers imagePhilosophical Powers

Humorous renderings of major figures in the history of philosophy.

Nietzsche Family Circus imageThe Nietzsche Family Circus

Finally, a use for that darned cartoon.

Gary BeckerRichard PosnerThe 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.

Random.org

Random.org icon

Just a really neat site.

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha logo

Another really neat site.

DOI logo“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 columns’ iconProfessor Steven Strogatz’s New York Times series on math

These 15 columns are very nicely done.

DOI logoThe 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).