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Stephen S. Holden

"Short & blunt"

A maverick (meaning "unbranded" in the original sense) researcher with interests in applied ethics, consumer psychology, data analysis, practical philosophy, public health, research methods, & social marketing. 

He is particularly interested in questions such as
  • what is (the) good?
  • what is the right way to live?
  • what is the right action? 

He is fascinated by wicked problems, those without easy solutions, and where available solutions appear to bring both benefits and harms. 

For example, universal vaccination offers a public good, but limits individual rights. 

Gender inequalities are experienced by both males and females, the inequalities experienced are different, and righting these differing problems often creates new problems. 

The problem of obesity arises due to the success of the free market system to create and deliver abundant food for cheap prices. There appears to be no easy solution despite the considerable efforts of policy-makers, public health, consumers and even marketers.

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Contact: stephen.halfamind2@gmail.com