The Hard Case of Duchamp’s Fountain

Launt Thompson argues that some popular trends in art criticism are
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Launt Thompson argues that some popular trends in art criticism are fallacies.

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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

Alistair MacFarlane appreciates the life of an infamous art
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Alistair MacFarlane appreciates the life of an infamous art prophet.

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Art As An Encounter

Daniel Vargas Gómez considers what we encounter when we encounter
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Daniel Vargas Gómez considers what we encounter when we encounter art.

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Is a chimpanzee a person? • Is an android a person? • Editing the human germline — News reports by Anja
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Is a chimpanzee a person? • Is an android a person? • Editing the human germline — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

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<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&#39;s plays. Centuries later the book became Henry Folger&#39;s white
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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 whale

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<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&#39;s yang. The Soviet choreographer Leonid Yakobson eschewed tradition, instead embracing moments of exuberance and
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The yin to Balanchine's yang. The Soviet choreographer Leonid Yakobson eschewed tradition, instead embracing moments of exuberance and giddiness

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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
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Does fear of death explain the development of art, religion, language, economics, science, and almost all of human behavior? 

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<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: &quot;When you&#39;re ready to stop,
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William Zinsser, who died last week, knew how to live well and write well. His advice about endings: "When you're ready to stop, stop"

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Mistakes

View image &amp;#124; gettyimages.com If you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. -Confucius &amp;#160; I never make the same mistake twice. Unfortunately,
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View image | gettyimages.com If you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. -Confucius   I never make the same mistake twice. Unfortunately, there are an infinite number of mistakes. So, I keep making new ones. Fortunately, philosophy is rather helpful in minimizing the impact of mistakes and learning that crucial aspect of wisdom: not committing the same error over and over. One key aspect to avoiding the repetition of errors is skill in critical thinking. While critical thinking has become something of a buzz-word bloated fad, the core of it remains as important as ever. The core is, of course, the methods of rationally deciding whether a claim should be accepted as true, rejected as false or if judgment regarding that claim should be suspended. Learning the basic mechanisms of critical thinking (which include argument assessment, fallacy recognition, credibility evaluation, and causal reasoning) is relatively easy—reading through. . .

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