Communists are <strong>unlikely entrepreneurs</strong>. But beginning in the 1930s, they set up bookstores across America. Turns out that even anticapitalists can't ignore the bottom line

Communists are unlikely entrepreneurs. But beginning in the 1930s, they set up bookstores across America. Turns out that even anticapitalists can&#39;t ignore the bottom
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Communists are unlikely entrepreneurs. But beginning in the 1930s, they set up bookstores across America. Turns out that even anticapitalists can't ignore the bottom line

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Secular thought arrived via not just luminaries but also <strong>everyday atheists</strong>: a cartoonist, a rogue traveling preacher, a teetotaler who ran afoul of obscenity laws&nbsp;

Secular thought arrived via not just luminaries but also everyday atheists: a cartoonist, a rogue traveling preacher, a teetotaler who ran afoul of obscenity
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Secular thought arrived via not just luminaries but also everyday atheists: a cartoonist, a rogue traveling preacher, a teetotaler who ran afoul of obscenity laws 

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He was reckless and inept, bilked his rich and hopeless clients, slept with his sister-in-law, molested his younger sister. Was this the real <strong>Sigmund Freud</strong>?

He was reckless and inept, bilked his rich and hopeless clients, slept with his sister-in-law, molested his younger sister. Was this the real Sigmund
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He was reckless and inept, bilked his rich and hopeless clients, slept with his sister-in-law, molested his younger sister. Was this the real Sigmund Freud?

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Trump’s White Nationalists

While the election of Obama led some to believe that racism had been exorcized, the triumph of Trump caused speculation that the demon had merely retreated to the shadows of the internet. In August
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While the election of Obama led some to believe that racism had been exorcized, the triumph of Trump caused speculation that the demon had merely retreated to the shadows of the internet. In August of 2017, the city of Charlottesville, VA served as the location of a “United the Right” march. This march, which seems to have been a blend of neo-Nazis, white-supremacists and other of the alt-right, erupted in violence. One woman who was engaged in a counter-protest against the alt-right, Heather Heyer, was murdered. Officers Cullen and Bates were also killed when their helicopter crashed, although this appears to have been an accident. While Trump strikes like an enraged wolverine against slights real or imaginary against himself, his initial reply to the events in Charlottesville were tepid. As has been his habit, Trump initially resisted being critical of white supremacists and garnered positive remarks from the alt-right for their perception that he has created a safe space for their. . .

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Art enriches life and helps engage us with mortality. And so Robert McCrum, after a stroke and a fall, began to catalog his <strong>inventory of dissolution</strong>

Art enriches life and helps engage us with mortality. And so Robert McCrum, after a stroke and a fall, began to catalog his inventory of
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Art enriches life and helps engage us with mortality. And so Robert McCrum, after a stroke and a fall, began to catalog his inventory of dissolution

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The words &ldquo;boring&rdquo; and &ldquo;interesting&rdquo; didn't exist in English until the 1800s. Now we're inundated with Big Think on the topic. What's behind the "<strong>boredom boom</strong>"?

The words &amp;ldquo;boring&amp;rdquo; and &amp;ldquo;interesting&amp;rdquo; didn&#39;t exist in English until the 1800s. Now we&#39;re inundated with Big Think on the topic. What&#39;s behind the &quot;boredom
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The words “boring” and “interesting” didn't exist in English until the 1800s. Now we're inundated with Big Think on the topic. What's behind the "boredom boom"?

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Americans like to think of their colleges as venues for the free exchange of ideas. But campuses have never consistently welcomed <strong>unorthodox views</strong>

Americans like to think of their colleges as venues for the free exchange of ideas. But campuses have never consistently welcomed unorthodox
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Americans like to think of their colleges as venues for the free exchange of ideas. But campuses have never consistently welcomed unorthodox views

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Are electrons conscious?

For most of the twentieth century a &quot;brain-first&quot; approach dominated the philosophy of consciousness. The idea was that the brain is the thing we really understand, through neuroscience, and the
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For most of the twentieth century a “brain-first” approach dominated the philosophy of consciousness. The idea was that the brain is the thing we really understand, through neuroscience, and the task of the philosopher is try to understand how that thing “gives rise” to subjective experience: to the inner world of colours, smells and sounds that each of us knows in our own case. This philosophical project has not gone all that well–nobody has provided even the beginnings of a satisfying solution to what David Chalmers called “the hard problem” of consciousness. More recently a quiet revolution has been occurring in philosophy of mind which aims to turn the brain-first approach on its head. According to the view that has come to be known as “Russellian monism,” physical science tell us surprisingly little about nature of the brain (more on this below). It is the nature of consciousness that we really understand–through being. . .

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Liberal democracy was meant to depoliticize society, to turn issues of <strong>public morality </strong>into private concerns. By that measure, it's been a failure&nbsp;

Liberal democracy was meant to depoliticize society, to turn issues of public morality into private concerns. By that measure, it&#39;s been a
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Liberal democracy was meant to depoliticize society, to turn issues of public morality into private concerns. By that measure, it's been a failure 

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How did a young woman from Pennsylvania become a world expert on sexual mores? Exploring <strong>Margaret Mead's sexual awakening</strong>

How did a young woman from Pennsylvania become a world expert on sexual mores? Exploring Margaret Mead&#39;s sexual
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How did a young woman from Pennsylvania become a world expert on sexual mores? Exploring Margaret Mead's sexual awakening

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