Particle physics helps explain astronomy; botany shapes archaeology; the moon landing informs paleontology. <strong>Does all science converge?</strong>

Particle physics helps explain astronomy; botany shapes archaeology; the moon landing informs paleontology. Does all science
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Particle physics helps explain astronomy; botany shapes archaeology; the moon landing informs paleontology. Does all science converge?

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In <strong>Robert Lowell</strong>&rsquo;s day, men didn&rsquo;t talk about their feelings much. People in general didn&rsquo;t talk about mental illness. He talked about both

In Robert Lowell&amp;rsquo;s day, men didn&amp;rsquo;t talk about their feelings much. People in general didn&amp;rsquo;t talk about mental illness. He talked about
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In Robert Lowell’s day, men didn’t talk about their feelings much. People in general didn’t talk about mental illness. He talked about both

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<strong>Darwin&rsquo;s work</strong><span>&nbsp;set off an intellectual earthquake in America. It transformed Thoreau from a poet into a geologist, altered abolitionism, and spurred a generation of literary naturalists</span>

Darwin&amp;rsquo;s work&amp;nbsp;set off an intellectual earthquake in America. It transformed Thoreau from a poet into a geologist, altered abolitionism, and spurred a generation of literary
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Darwin’s work set off an intellectual earthquake in America. It transformed Thoreau from a poet into a geologist, altered abolitionism, and spurred a generation of literary naturalists

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<span>From Soviet verse to spontaneous hoedowns. Clad in Cossack garb,&nbsp;</span><span><strong>Yevgeny Yevtushenko</strong>&nbsp;</span><span>developed a passion for cowboy poetry in Oklahoma</span>

From Soviet verse to spontaneous hoedowns. Clad in Cossack garb,&amp;nbsp;Yevgeny Yevtushenko&amp;nbsp;developed a passion for cowboy poetry in
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From Soviet verse to spontaneous hoedowns. Clad in Cossack garb, Yevgeny Yevtushenko developed a passion for cowboy poetry in Oklahoma

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<span>Is style ancillary to an artist&rsquo;s genius or fundamental to it? Consider&nbsp;</span><strong>Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe</strong><span>&rsquo;s silk dresses, blouses, shoes, along with her self-crafted persona</span>

Is style ancillary to an artist&amp;rsquo;s genius or fundamental to it? Consider&amp;nbsp;Georgia O&amp;rsquo;Keeffe&amp;rsquo;s silk dresses, blouses, shoes, along with her self-crafted
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Is style ancillary to an artist’s genius or fundamental to it? Consider Georgia O’Keeffe’s silk dresses, blouses, shoes, along with her self-crafted persona

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<span>According to&nbsp;</span><strong>A.C. Grayling</strong><span>, philosophy made the transition from medieval to modern in the 17th century. But does assigning a historical period actually mean anything?</span>

According to&amp;nbsp;A.C. Grayling, philosophy made the transition from medieval to modern in the 17th century. But does assigning a historical period actually mean
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According to A.C. Grayling, philosophy made the transition from medieval to modern in the 17th century. But does assigning a historical period actually mean anything?

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XIth Annual Midwest Epistemology Workshop

St. Louis, MO, September 15-16, 2017. The Midwest Epistemology Workshop (MEW) aims to advance interest in epistemology by organizing an annual workshop for the presentation and discussion of current
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St. Louis, MO, September 15-16, 2017. The Midwest Epistemology Workshop (MEW) aims to advance interest in epistemology by organizing an annual workshop for the presentation and discussion of current work in the field. MEW also aims to establish a sense of community among epistemologists in the region that stimulates new research, improves its quality, and facilitates its dissemination. To this end, the workshop will be organized to encourage as much discussion and interaction as possible among the participants. Although workshops will typically be hosted by a college or university in the Midwest, all philosophers with an interest in epistemology are invited and encouraged to attend. Saint Louis University will be hosting the 11th annual meeting of the Midwest Epistemology Workshop on Sept 15 – Sept 16, 2017. Keynote and other Invited Speakers Our keynote speaker will be Katalin Farkas from Central European University. Tim Crane, also now at Central European University, will give a. . .

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Chemical Weapons & Ethics, Revisted

Embed from Getty Images When Obama was president, the “red line” he drew for the Syrian regime was the use of weapons of mass destruction, specifically chemical weapons. President Trump has also
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Embed from Getty Images When Obama was president, the “red line” he drew for the Syrian regime was the use of weapons of mass destruction, specifically chemical weapons. President Trump has also embraced the red line, asserting that Syria has gone “beyond a red line” with its recent use of chemical weapons. Trump has said that this attack changed his attitude towards Syria and Assad. Presumably the slaughter of civilians with conventional weapons did not cross the red line or impact his attitude very strongly. Those of a cynical bent might contend that the distinction between conventional and chemical weapons is accepted because it grants politicians the space needed to tolerate slaughter while being able to create the appearance of a moral stance. This moral stance is, of course, the condemnation of chemical weapons. As I wrote in 2013, this red line policy involving chemical weapons seems to amounted to saying “we do not like that you are slaughtering people, but as long as you. . .

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Is style ancillary to an artist&rsquo;s genius or fundamental to it? Consider <strong>Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe</strong>&rsquo;s silk dresses, blouses, shoes, along with her self-crafted persona

Is style ancillary to an artist&amp;rsquo;s genius or fundamental to it? Consider Georgia O&amp;rsquo;Keeffe&amp;rsquo;s silk dresses, blouses, shoes, along with her self-crafted
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Is style ancillary to an artist’s genius or fundamental to it? Consider Georgia O’Keeffe’s silk dresses, blouses, shoes, along with her self-crafted persona

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According to <strong>A.C. Grayling</strong>, philosophy made the transition from medieval to modern in the 17th century. But does assigning a historical period actually mean anything?

According to A.C. Grayling, philosophy made the transition from medieval to modern in the 17th century. But does assigning a historical period actually mean
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According to A.C. Grayling, philosophy made the transition from medieval to modern in the 17th century. But does assigning a historical period actually mean anything?

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