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Talk to your kids about philosophy while there’s still time
 
 
The Daily Owl 1-5-2018
The most effective people are introverts who are extroverted in small groups of people. Or very large ones.

Philosopher of the month: Jean-Jacques Rousseau [timeline]
This January, the OUP Philosophy team honors Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) as their Philosopher of the Month. Rousseau was a Swiss writer and philosopher, considered important for his
 
Pavel Haas Quartet play Schubert
For another couple of weeks you can listen to a characteristically intense performance of the Schubert G major Quartet D887 by the Pavel Haas Quartet, from the Schubertiade last June, recorded at
 
Georg Kreisel — partial bibliography
Clearing out an old box, I’ve come across a crumpled xerox of a bibliography of some two hundred papers and other pieces by Georg Kreisel, covering up to the early 1990s. I believe this biblio
 
Gone is the century of the self. Now we inhabit the century of the crowd. What will it do to literature? Early indications are not promising
Gone is the century of the self. Now we inhabit the century of the crowd. What will it do to literature? Early indications are not
 
Is the U.S. president’s spontaneous philosophy in line with key features of conservatism, or peripheral to them?
Is the U.S. president’s spontaneous philosophy in line with key features of conservatism, or peripheral to
 

Love of Wisdom

2606-Jenn-1x1-125pxWhat is Philosophy? In this article, I take a stab at describing what philosophy is and what philosophers do. My goal is to give a brief primer on the topic for those who aren’t quite sure what this abstract discipline is all about.

ReflectionThe Value of Philosophy. If you’ve never studied philosophy before, you may not be quite sure why you should. In this article I explain why philosophy has been so important to me and how it is a critical discipline for any of us who cares about the life of the mind.

Grunge_Knowledge_sm What is Knowledge? Knowledge is at the root of many challenges we face in a given day. Once you get past basic survival, we’re confronted with knowledge issues on almost every front. We make knowledge decisions all day, every day and some of those decisions deeply impact our lives and the lives of those around us.