Colombia: the embattled road to peace

Is absolute peace throughout a nation ever truly attainable and sustainable? Can a country ever unite as one entity in the face of extreme opposing views and ideals throughout the land, its people
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Every culture has rules and <strong>taboos about food</strong>, but moralizing about what we eat is most evident in cultures with a dichotomy between pleasure and virtue

Every culture has rules and taboos about food, but moralizing about what we eat is most evident in cultures with a dichotomy between pleasure and
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Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern

2016.07.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews R.J. Snell and Steven F. McGuire (eds.), Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern, Lexington Books, 2016, 248pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN
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Among society&rsquo;s greatest achievements have been ever more ways to keep our fingers busy. <strong>Fidgeting makes us human</strong>

Among society&amp;rsquo;s greatest achievements have been ever more ways to keep our fingers busy. Fidgeting makes us
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<strong>Diane Arbus</strong> is remembered for taking her camera into the street to capture images of outsiders. Her career began as the quieter half of a polite fashion-photography couple

Diane Arbus is remembered for taking her camera into the street to capture images of outsiders. Her career began as the quieter half of a polite fashion-photography
Diane Arbus is remembered for taking her camera into the street to capture images of outsiders. Her career began as the quieter half of a polite fashion-photography [More]

The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us about the Nature of Human Thought

2016.07.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Carruthers, The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us about the Nature of Human Thought, Oxford
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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

[Revised entry by John Marenbon on July 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (born: circa 475 - 7 C.E., died: 526? C.E.) has long been recognized as
[Revised entry by John Marenbon on July 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (born: circa 475 - 7 C.E., died: 526? C.E.) has long been recognized as [More]

Neuroscience marches on, but if it becomes possible to <strong>scan and upload your brain</strong>, will the result be <em>you</em>? Humans are not brains in vats

Neuroscience marches on, but if it becomes possible to scan and upload your brain, will the result be you? Humans are not brains in
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Academics have exhausted topics like Virginia Woolf and democracy. They now study <strong>such things as dust</strong>, coffee, masturbation, bullshit, and, most fittingly, boredom

Academics have exhausted topics like Virginia Woolf and democracy. They now study such things as dust, coffee, masturbation, bullshit, and, most fittingly,
Academics have exhausted topics like Virginia Woolf and democracy. They now study such things as dust, coffee, masturbation, bullshit, and, most fittingly, [More]

&ldquo;The art of storytelling is coming to an end,&rdquo; wrote <strong>Walter Benjamin</strong>. His own humdrum attempts at fiction serve to confirm that conclusion

&amp;ldquo;The art of storytelling is coming to an end,&amp;rdquo; wrote Walter Benjamin. His own humdrum attempts at fiction serve to confirm that
“The art of storytelling is coming to an end,” wrote Walter Benjamin. His own humdrum attempts at fiction serve to confirm that [More]