This is a collection of my notes that I've written over the years, usually on a specific topic I was reading about or interested in.

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  1. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life by Sissela Bok

    Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life—in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends.

  2. The Moral Judgement of the Child by Jean Piaget

    The Moral Judgement of the Child traces children's moral thinking from preschool to adolescence, tracing their concepts of lying, cheating, adult authority, punishment, and responsibility and offering important insights into how they learn -- or fail to learn -- the difference between right and wrong.

  3. My Favorite Books

    A list of my favorite books and book series.

  4. I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokboki by Baek Seehee

    Recording her dialogues with her psychiatrist over a twelve-week period, and expanding on each session with her own reflective micro-essays, Baek begins to disentangle the feedback loops, knee-jerk reactions, and harmful behaviors that keep her locked in a cycle of self-abuse. Part memoir, part self-help book, I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki is a book to keep close and to reach for in times of darkness. It will appeal to anyone who has ever felt alone or unjustified in their everyday despair.

  5. Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James

    In the New York Times bestseller Nick Hornby calls “helpful, stimulating, and very timely”, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

  6. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In The End by Atul Gawande

    Being Mortal is a meditation on how people can better live with age-related frailty, serious illness, and approaching death.