Altruism

[New Entry by Richard Kraut on August 25, 2016.] Behavior is normally described as altruistic when it is motivated by a desire to benefit someone other than oneself for that person's sake. The term
[New Entry by Richard Kraut on August 25, 2016.] Behavior is normally described as altruistic when it is motivated by a desire to benefit someone other than oneself for that person's sake. The term [More]

A 14th-century Egyptian bureaucrat&rsquo;s <strong>compilation of human knowledge</strong>&nbsp;includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, and formulae for enlarging the penis

A 14th-century Egyptian bureaucrat&amp;rsquo;s compilation of human knowledge&amp;nbsp;includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, and formulae for enlarging the
A 14th-century Egyptian bureaucrat’s compilation of human knowledge includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, and formulae for enlarging the [More]

True crimes of a Roman emperor. Was <strong>Nero</strong> a matricidal villain or the victim of a propaganda campaign? The answer may lie in art

True crimes of a Roman emperor. Was Nero a matricidal villain or the victim of a propaganda campaign? The answer may lie in
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A 14th-century Egyptian bureaucrat&rsquo;s attempt to compile <strong>all human knowledge</strong> includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, formulae for enlarging the penis

A 14th-century Egyptian bureaucrat&amp;rsquo;s attempt to compile all human knowledge includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, formulae for enlarging the
A 14th-century Egyptian bureaucrat’s attempt to compile all human knowledge includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, formulae for enlarging the [More]

Protecting our children from profanity

We adults are careful about swearing around our kids. We don’t want bad language to confuse or corrupt or otherwise harm them. As Steven Pinker says in passing while talking about profanity in The
We adults are careful about swearing around our kids. We don’t want bad language to confuse or corrupt or otherwise harm them. As Steven Pinker says in passing while talking about profanity in The [More]

Reality and Its Dreams

2016.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raymond Geuss, Reality and Its Dreams, Harvard University Press, 2016, 300pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674504950. Reviewed by
2016.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raymond Geuss, Reality and Its Dreams, Harvard University Press, 2016, 300pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674504950. Reviewed by [More]

The Greek Attalids purchased an entire island just to steal its art. The miserly J Paul Getty spent lavishly on art he would never see. <strong>What motivates collectors?</strong>

The Greek Attalids purchased an entire island just to steal its art. The miserly J Paul Getty spent lavishly on art he would never see. What motivates
The Greek Attalids purchased an entire island just to steal its art. The miserly J Paul Getty spent lavishly on art he would never see. What motivates [More]

A 14th century Egyptian bureaucrat&rsquo;s attempt to compile <strong>all human knowledge</strong> includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, formulae for enlarging the penis

A 14th century Egyptian bureaucrat&amp;rsquo;s attempt to compile all human knowledge includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, formulae for enlarging the
A 14th century Egyptian bureaucrat’s attempt to compile all human knowledge includes the price of chickens, an encounter with a lion, formulae for enlarging the [More]

True crimes of a Roman emperor. Was Nero a <strong>bloodthirsty, matricidal villain</strong> or the victim of a hostile propaganda campaign? The answer may lie in art

True crimes of a Roman emperor. Was Nero a bloodthirsty, matricidal villain or the victim of a hostile propaganda campaign? The answer may lie in
True crimes of a Roman emperor. Was Nero a bloodthirsty, matricidal villain or the victim of a hostile propaganda campaign? The answer may lie in [More]

Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. <strong>Svetlana Alexievich</strong>&nbsp;explains

Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. Svetlana
Russians tend to live within ideas, to believe that books teach you how to live, that they create ideals for you to uphold. Svetlana [More]