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The Daily Owl 3-18-2014
Useful fictions are only useful if we don't know they're fictions.

Articles

What is Truth?
The question, "what is truth?" is as old as recorded time and one still worth asking. This article explores this question and provides some common responses as well as looking at recent developments.
Seize the New Year
I know themes of “self-actualization” and “authenticity” have turned into pop-psychological nonsense in recent days but the nonsense is a bastardization of ideas that are not only sensical but essential, I think, for human thriving. In this passage, Frankfurt briefly unpacks Baruch Spinoza’s idea of love and joy as a catalyst for determining how we ought to orient our lives.
How to Write a Resume That Stands Out
How you approach your resume can be the difference between getting a call and getting passed over. This is my take on what makes a resume stand out from the crowd.

News

<p>In 1623 a London printer produced 750 copies of a 900-page collection of Shakespeare's plays. Centuries later the book became <strong>Henry Folger's white whale</strong></p>
In 1623 a London printer produced 750 copies of a 900-page collection of Shakespeare's plays. Centuries later the book became Henry Folger's white
<strong>The yin to Balanchine's yang</strong>. The Soviet choreographer Leonid Yakobson eschewed tradition, instead embracing moments of exuberance and giddiness
The yin to Balanchine's yang. The Soviet choreographer Leonid Yakobson eschewed tradition, instead embracing moments of exuberance and
Does <strong>fear of death</strong> explain the development of art, religion, language, economics, science, and almost all of human behavior?&nbsp;
Does fear of death explain the development of art, religion, language, economics, science, and almost all of human
<strong>William Zinsser</strong>, who died last week, knew how to live well and write well. His advice about endings: "When you're ready to stop, stop"
William Zinsser, who died last week, knew how to live well and write well. His advice about endings: "When you're ready to stop,

Features

altPhilosophy Graduate Placement Reports
Data on how philosophy majors place in jobs after they graduate. Reports cover MA as well as Ph.D. graduates.

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We want to hear from you! This anonymous survey will help us shape our content so we can better serve you. We cover demographics, philosophical expertise, and topics related to metaphysics, history, epistemology, science, language, mind, and ethics.

altUnlocking the Tension Between Faith and Reason
Essays that explore the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science, existentialism and rationality, the good and the bad – a rose by any other name . . .


altThe Gettier Problem: A Study 
In this series, Paul looks at the seemingly intractable “Gettier Problem” and proposes that we focus on the belief condition as a way to solve it. 

altTable Talk
Essays on important philosophical topics written in a way that even philosophers can understand. Hosted by Richard Pimentel.

altWhat’s Happening in Philosophy
Classic PNS essays on current events in philosophy. Since these are about the past, perhaps this feature should be called “What Happened in Philosophy.”


First, Philosophy

2606-Jenn-1x1-125pxWhat is Philosophy? In this article, we take a stab at describing what philosophy is and what philosophers do. Our goal is to give a brief primer on the topic for those who aren’t quite sure what this abstract discipline is all about.

Stylized_EyeThe Value of Philosophy. If you’ve never studied philosophy before, you may not be quite sure why you should. In this article I explain why philosophy has been so important to me and how it is a critical discipline for any of us who cares about the life of the mind.

Grunge_Knowledge_smWhat is Knowledge? Knowledge is at the root of many challenges we face in a given day. Once you get past basic survival, we’re confronted with knowledge issues on almost every front. We make knowledge decisions all day, every day and some of those decisions deeply impact our lives and the lives of those around us.

 

imageWhat is Truth? The question, "what is truth?" is as old as recorded time and one still worth asking. This article explores this question and provides some common responses as well as looking at recent developments.


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What Philosophers Do
What Philosophers Do
Sleeping Now Found Linked to Death
Sleeping and Death
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