&ldquo;The food of the true revolutionary is the <strong>red pepper</strong>,&rdquo; declared Mao, who liked his meals spicy. Turns out, he may have been on to something

&amp;ldquo;The food of the true revolutionary is the red pepper,&amp;rdquo; declared Mao, who liked his meals spicy. Turns out, he may have been on to
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assions and Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn

2016.04.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert N. Johnson and Michael Smith (eds.), Passions and Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn, Oxford
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Temporal liars

One of the most famous, and most widely discussed, paradoxes is the Liar paradox. The Liar sentence is true if and only if it is false, and thus can be neither (unless it can be both). The variants
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Beyond words: How language-like is emoji?

The decision by Oxford Dictionaries to select an emoji as the 2015 Word of the Year has led to incredulity in some quarters. Hannah Jane Parkinson, writing in The Guardian, and doubtless speaking
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Lost in the museum

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<strong>What word-processing wrought</strong>. The shift from typewriter to computer changed the way artists and intellectuals wrote. Derrida, for one, saw that his paragraphs were too long

What word-processing wrought. The shift from typewriter to computer changed the way artists and intellectuals wrote. Derrida, for one, saw that his paragraphs were too
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<strong>Tennis</strong>, the most isolating of games, draws the obsessive and brooding, those in search of agony and transcendence. Literary types, in other words

Tennis, the most isolating of games, draws the obsessive and brooding, those in search of agony and transcendence. Literary types, in other
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Inspired by Nietzsche, the architect <strong>Philip Johnson</strong> went to Berlin to understand both art and power. There he marveled at blond boys in black leather paying homage to Hitler

Inspired by Nietzsche, the architect Philip Johnson went to Berlin to understand both art and power. There he marveled at blond boys in black leather paying homage to
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A Philosopher’s Blog 2015 on Amazon

This book contains essays from the 2015 postings of A Philosopher&amp;#8217;s Blog. The topics covered range from robotic assassins to the ethics of performance based university funding. Side adventures
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Law and Language

[Revised entry by Timothy Endicott on April 15, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The use of language is crucial to any legal system, not only in the same way that it is crucial to
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