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The Daily Owl 3-18-2014
Useful fictions are only useful if we don't know they're fictions.

For want of a comma
The Oxford Comma, so named because it first appeared in the 1905 Oxford University Press Style Guide, is the comma that comes before the word and in a series of three or more listed items. Also
 
What is social justice?
Notions of social justice generally embrace values such as the equal worth of all citizens, their equal right to meet their basic needs, the need to spread opportunity and life chances as widely as
 
The difficulty of <strong>Cy Twombly&rsquo;s literariness</strong>. His work is about sentiment, not ideas -- and yet Romantic poetry and classical texts often populate his work
The difficulty of Cy Twombly’s literariness. His work is about sentiment, not ideas -- and yet Romantic poetry and classical texts often populate his
 
In the mid-1930s, when Nazi jurists and politicians looked for <strong>innovations in racism</strong> and a guide on how to discriminate, they looked to America
In the mid-1930s, when Nazi jurists and politicians looked for innovations in racism and a guide on how to discriminate, they looked to
 
Even Miltonists know that almost no one reads <strong><em>Paradise Lost</em></strong> anymore. But Wordsworth is still right: &ldquo;Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour&rdquo;
Even Miltonists know that almost no one reads Paradise Lost anymore. But Wordsworth is still right: “Milton! thou shouldst be living at this
 

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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.