How brothers became buddies and bros

The Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) latest update includes more than 1,800 fully revised entries, including the entry for brother and many words relating to it. During the revision process,
The Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) latest update includes more than 1,800 fully revised entries, including the entry for brother and many words relating to it. During the revision process, [More]

How well do you know Immanuel Kant? [quiz]

This April, the OUP Philosophy team honours Immanuel Kant (April 22, 1724 – February 12, 1804) as their Philosopher of the Month. A teacher and professor of logic and metaphysics, this Enlightenment
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<strong>Chernobyl, the novel</strong>. How an airborne toxic event came to represent postmodernism. A story of alienation and technological hubris

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<strong>Stalin's henchmen</strong>. Vile murderers and treacherous cowards, they were also a musical bunch. They could have made a competent chamber ensemble

Stalin&#39;s henchmen. Vile murderers and treacherous cowards, they were also a musical bunch. They could have made a competent chamber
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For <strong>Walt Whitman</strong>, the body was the basis of democracy. So he was a health nut, a fount of advice on sex, bathing, exercise, footwear

For Walt Whitman, the body was the basis of democracy. So he was a health nut, a fount of advice on sex, bathing, exercise,
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A Patient’s Right to Know

All professions have their problem members and the field of medicine is no exception. Fortunately, the percentage of bad doctor is rather low—but this small percentage can do considerable harm.
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Why is a 17th-century Portuguese-Jewish philosopher, a writer of dense and opaque prose, so popular? Spinoza is a <strong>heretic for our times</strong>

Why is a 17th-century Portuguese-Jewish philosopher, a writer of dense and opaque prose, so popular? Spinoza is a heretic for our
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Hegel's Theory of Intelligibility

2016.04.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roc&#237;o Zambrana, Hegel&#39;s Theory of Intelligibility, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 182pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN
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It&rsquo;s all well and good, intellectually, to praise forgetting. But <strong>collective amnesia</strong> is something else entirely. Where to draw the line?

It&amp;rsquo;s all well and good, intellectually, to praise forgetting. But collective amnesia is something else entirely. Where to draw the
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The history of war is typically written by winners. But not the <strong>Spanish Civil War</strong>. Our version has been Orwell's version. And it's time for a change

The history of war is typically written by winners. But not the Spanish Civil War. Our version has been Orwell&#39;s version. And it&#39;s time for a
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