The meaning of what we say can&rsquo;t be divorced from its context. That's Wittgenstein, and it goes far to explain the sorry state of <strong>discourse on the Internet</strong>

The meaning of what we say can&amp;rsquo;t be divorced from its context. That&#39;s Wittgenstein, and it goes far to explain the sorry state of discourse on the
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<strong>Shirley Jackson</strong>, known for the macabre, also had a genius for household comedy. What unified her work was a fascination with how we're governed by routine

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After the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> attacks, four million people rallied in France. To some, it was a <strong>repudiation of terrorism</strong>. For Emmanuel Todd, it was a travesty

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Peter of Spain

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Online Conference at Brains blog

The online conference this month at the Brains blog is up and running. The first session is on Social Cognition. The keynote talk this week is by Tony Jack and his student Jared Friedman. They
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Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice

2015.08.44 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carol C. Gould,&#160;Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 293pp., $29.99
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The obsolescence of <strong>Ralph Waldo Emerson</strong>. The verse of the poet who was obsessed with new forms now seem out of date. He wanted it that way

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<strong>The problem of propaganda</strong> is that some amount is unavoidable in a large liberal democracy. The real question: How can it be used most productively?

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Perhaps you've heard of Amish &ldquo;wisdom&rdquo; books or &ldquo;Plain&rdquo; cookbooks, but Amish romance fiction? Inside the curiously popular world of the <strong>bonnet ripper</strong>

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On the Universal, the Uniform, the Common and Dialogue between Cultures

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