E002 – Does quantifiability impart value?

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In our second episode, we tackle the issue of quantitativeness and its link to value.
*I also refer to metaobjects in this video – I actually mean hyperobjects, read Timothy Morton’s book below for more details
Semi-related resources:
  • Bastos, W. Now or Never: Perceptions of Uniqueness Induce Acceptance of Price Increases for Experiences More Than for Objects. Journal of Consumer Psychology. doi:10.1002/jcpy.1099
  • Caprariello, P. A., & Reis, H. T. (2013). To do, to have, or to share? Valuing experiences over material possessions depends on the involvement of others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(2), 199-215. doi:10.1037/a0030953
  • Waldfogel, J. (1993). The deadweight loss of Christmas. The American Economic Review, 83(5), 1328- 1336. doi:
  • Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World, Timothy Morton
  • Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus’s Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior, James B. Stockdale

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