What is <strong>humanity&rsquo;s greatest idea</strong>? It may be atomic theory &mdash; that all things are made of atoms. A tragedy, then, that the works of its originator, Democritus, were lost

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For Victorians, their literature reflected the triumph of the British Empire. For African-Americans, <strong>Victorian literature</strong> was an unlikely source of inspiration

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Freud&rsquo;s founding circle had 13 members. Only one was gentile. Almost all of their patients were Jewish as well. How to explain the <strong>Jewish predilection for psychoanalysis</strong>?

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Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

2017.01.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds.), Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, Oxford University Press,
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Teachers’ Unions II: Protecting Bad Teachers

Embed from Getty Images One stock conservative talking point is teachers’ unions are a primary cause of educational woes.&#160; If only unions could be eliminated or significantly changed, then education
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CFP: The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics

In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of support for the work of younger scholars. As
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"<strong>Philosophy makes nothing happen</strong>," says George Scialabba. "For better or worse, it leaves the world as it finds it -&mdash; sometimes a little bit less confused, but just as often a little more"

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Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

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Pankaj Mishra has taken on an enormous task: <strong>explaining the modern world</strong>. But in trying to write about everything, he ends up writing about nothing

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&ldquo;I am ill &amp; cannot help. Forgive. So go ahead without me.&rdquo; With that, <strong>Samuel Beckett</strong>, committed to correspondence yet overwhelmed by his epistolary duties, signed off

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