Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. <strong>Svetlana </strong><br /><strong>Alexievich</strong>&nbsp;explains

Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. Svetlana
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Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. Svetlana Alexievich explains

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<strong>Jacob Neusner</strong>&nbsp;published more than 1,000 books. Being the most published person in history became his trademark. That and falling out with everyone he knew

Jacob Neusner&amp;nbsp;published more than 1,000 books. Being the most published person in history became his trademark. That and falling out with everyone he
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Jacob Neusner published more than 1,000 books. Being the most published person in history became his trademark. That and falling out with everyone he knew

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Etymology gleanings for August 2016

There was a desperate attempt to find a valid Greek cognate for cloth, but such a word did not turn up. One way out of the difficulty was to discover a Greek noun or verb beginning with sk- and
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A few comments on cloth, in connection with the post “Sartor Resartus“ There was a desperate attempt to find a valid Greek cognate for cloth, but such a word did not turn up. One way out of the difficulty was to discover a Greek noun or verb beginning with sk– and refer its s to what is known as s-mobile (“movable s”). Movable s is all over the place. For instance, the English cognate of German kratzen is scratch (the same meaning). Similarly, for a long time people wondered what the origin of the word slang is, and one of the suggestions was that slang contains the root of language, with movable s attached. Some scholars denied the existence of this enigmatic s, and indeed, its function and origin have never been ascertained to everybody’s satisfaction. Yet it apparently exists, together with many other irritating things in our life. Is pea jacket related to the Greek word baítē? No, it is not. Our correspondent wrote that a quick search referred him to Finnish. I. . .

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The battle between <strong>gravity and human anatomy</strong>&nbsp;goes on. Attempts to settle it &mdash; the stools of ancient Egypt, the chaise longue &mdash; reveal much about culture

The battle between gravity and human anatomy&amp;nbsp;goes on. Attempts to settle it &amp;mdash; the stools of ancient Egypt, the chaise longue &amp;mdash; reveal much about
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The battle between gravity and human anatomy goes on. Attempts to settle it — the stools of ancient Egypt, the chaise longue — reveal much about culture

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<p>Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. <strong>Svetlana </strong><br /><strong>Alexievich</strong>&nbsp;explains</p>

Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. Svetlana
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Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. Svetlana Alexievich explains

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<p><strong>Jacob Neusner</strong>&nbsp;published more than 1,000 books. Being the most published person in history became his trademark. That and falling out with everyone he knew</p>

Jacob Neusner&amp;nbsp;published more than 1,000 books. Being the most published person in history became his trademark. That and falling out with everyone he
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Jacob Neusner published more than 1,000 books. Being the most published person in history became his trademark. That and falling out with everyone he knew

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<p>The battle between <strong>gravity and human anatomy</strong>&nbsp;goes on. Attempts to settle it &mdash; the stools of ancient Egypt, the chaise longue &mdash; reveal much about culture</p>

The battle between gravity and human anatomy&amp;nbsp;goes on. Attempts to settle it &amp;mdash; the stools of ancient Egypt, the chaise longue &amp;mdash; reveal much about
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The battle between gravity and human anatomy goes on. Attempts to settle it — the stools of ancient Egypt, the chaise longue — reveal much about culture

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Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy

2016.08.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregg Lambert, Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 247pp.,
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2016.08.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregg Lambert, Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 247pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781474413916. Reviewed by Colby Dickinson, Loyola University Chicago Various contemporary continental philosophers have taken an interest in espousing some form of a 'return to religion' but one devoid of actual, material religious belief and practice (e.g.,  John Caputo's 'religion without religion' or Jean-Luc Nancy's 'deconstruction of Christianity)'. But actual, empirical religion, post-9/11, has been flourishing in our globalized world, where belief and religion are not devoid of their meaning, permanently cancelled out philosophically, as it were, but are as loaded as ever with the charge of tradition and sense. This is the context wherein Gregg Lambert develops his notion of the 'return statement'. The latter phrase, appropriated from computer programming,. . .

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Loeb on Deutsch on Intuitions!

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews has just published an excellent review by Don Loeb of Max Deutsch&#39;s, The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method (MIT Press, 2015).
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Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews has just published an excellent review by Don Loeb of Max Deutsch's, The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method (MIT Press, 2015). Both the review and the book itself should be of interest to our readers! So, go check out what Loeb and Deutsch have to say about some of the meta-philosophical issues that have animated both advocates and opponents of experimental philosophy!

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