The sculptor <strong>Camille Claudel</strong> spent 30 years in an asylum. Some blame her breakdown on a failed relationship with Rodin &mdash; but it was she who broke his heart

The sculptor Camille Claudel spent 30 years in an asylum. Some blame her breakdown on a failed relationship with Rodin &amp;mdash; but it was she who broke his
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The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche

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Dictatorships & Moral Defects

Embed from Getty Images Dictatorships are built upon the moral defects of citizens. While it can be tempting to think that the citizens who enable dictatorships are morally evil, this need not be
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Medieval Theories of Modality

[Revised entry by Simo Knuuttila on April 19, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] There are four modal paradigms in ancient philosophy: the frequency interpretation of modality, the model
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<strong>Transhumanists</strong> tend to see religion as a threat. But the movement's appeal is fundamentally religious, a secular outgrowth of Christian eschatology

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<strong>Behold the Thought Leader</strong>, a thinker so deft and deluded he can flatter great wealth even as he pretends to challenge it

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The legend of <strong>Zelda Fitzgerald</strong>. She was ahead of her time, a proto-feminist, a victim of the patriarchy and of her husband. Or something like that

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Objects: Nothing out of the Ordinary

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<strong>Good monsters</strong>, like good art, replace conventional ideas with something weird, troubling, and potentially heroic

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Should public art be affirmative? <strong>Kara Walker</strong> makes provocative, monumental works that challenge the idea

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