Welcome to our eclectic scholarly jungle! Our Spring Break is still a week away, but here is what we’ve been reading or rereading or will start reading over our break:
- Unwritten Rules, an essay by Stephen Sniderman.
- Fides et Ratio (pictured below), Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on the relation between faith and reason.
- The Art of Game Design, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary guidebook for game designers written by Jesse Schell.
- Ten Great Ideas about Chance (pictured below), a history of the main breakthroughs in probability theory written by Brian Skyrms and Persi Diaconis.
- Chapters 3 and 4 of Russell Hardin’s book Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy. (Chapter 3 is titled Contract or Coordination?; Chapter 4 is Agreement or Acquiescence?)
- Chapters 1, 3, 5, and 10 of Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past, a collection of essays about role play games in education (edited by C. Edward Watson and Thomas Chase Hagood).
- Framing Contract Law, an interdisciplinary treatise by Columbia University law and economics professor Victor Goldberg. (My friend, colleague, and fellow contract law scholar Dan O’Gorman and I will be meeting on weekends to discuss the main ideas of this book.)