You can judge critics by the intensity of their feelings. Exhibit A: <strong>Michael Robbins</strong>, who swoons for Taylor Swift and tosses Molotovs at Charles Simic

You can judge critics by the intensity of their feelings. Exhibit A: Michael Robbins, who swoons for Taylor Swift and tosses Molotovs at Charles
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America endures another <strong>racial reckoning</strong>. Will this one lead to social disintegration, political breakup, or collective nervous breakdown?

America endures another racial reckoning. Will this one lead to social disintegration, political breakup, or collective nervous
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Descartes' Physics

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Cellular Automata

[Revised entry by Francesco Berto and Jacopo Tagliabue on August 22, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Cellular automata (henceforth: CA) are discrete, abstract computational systems that
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Commentators on Aristotle

[Revised entry by Andrea Falcon on August 22, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] One important mode of philosophical expression from the end of the Hellenistic period and
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Fine-Tuning

[New Entry by Simon Friederich on August 22, 2017.] The term &quot;fine-tuning&quot; is used to characterize sensitive dependences of facts or properties on the values of certain parameters. Technological
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<strong>Delmore Schwartz</strong> worried that he would be remembered as nasty, gauche, awkward &mdash; an overeager clown. The weight of his concerns, and his loneliness, hangs over his biographer

Delmore Schwartz worried that he would be remembered as nasty, gauche, awkward &amp;mdash; an overeager clown. The weight of his concerns, and his loneliness, hangs over his
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Her husband tried to commit suicide on their honeymoon, her brother disowned her, and at a ball, no one asked her to dance. <strong>George Eliot&rsquo;s humiliations</strong> enriched her writing

Her husband tried to commit suicide on their honeymoon, her brother disowned her, and at a ball, no one asked her to dance. George Eliot&amp;rsquo;s humiliations enriched her
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Leopold Bloom&rsquo;s behavior may bewilder, but that&rsquo;s no reason to put down <em>Ulysses</em>. <strong>Confronting the enigmatic</strong> in literature helps us understand others and ourselves

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Being and Becoming in Modern Physics

[Revised entry by Steven Savitt on August 21, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] What is time, and is it real? If it is, does time flow or lapse or pass? Are the future or the past as real
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