Preface to the Essay Series
Reinhard G. Mueller, September 2020
Decision-Making as an Orientation Skill: Annie Duke’s Thinking in Bets and the Philosophy of Orientation
Carlin Romano, March 2022
Orienting to Journalism: The Ever-Changing Now
All professions require the people who work in them to know a lot, and to continue to learn. In the United States, lawyers learn the basics of the law in law school, or as a major in law, then pick up much of the practical aspects of the profession through actual practice after law school. At the same time, they must periodically engage in what we call “continuing education,” so that they keep alert to changes in the law.
Life turns out much the same for medical students, though their education is significantly more practical than that of law students. After studying biology and chemistry as undergraduates, they learn the basics of the human body, disease and injury at medical school, while accumulating clinical experience as well. …