Jerk analysis – and its relevance to safe driving

Would one expect to see an increased amount of jerks amongst drivers involved in accidents, rather than drivers who have not been involved in accidents? Yes, explain Omar Bagdadi [pictured] (of VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Borlänge, Sweden) and András Várhelyib (of Trafik och väg, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Sweden), in a paper […]

Towards a Theory of Jerks (help wanted)

Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy at University of California at Riverside, US (whom we recently featured for his ideas about the philosophical concept he calls ‘Crazyism’) is developing a Theory of Jerks. As part of this project, the professor is seeking examples of jerkish behavior. Here’s an instance – from ‘Anonymous’ : “At the gym […]