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

The paradoxical intellectualism of Gershom Scholem
Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) is widely known as the founder of the academic study of Jewish mysticism or Kabbalah. In the nearly thirty-five years since his death, Scholem’s star has continue to
 
<strong>Thoreau</strong> comes down to us as an earnest man committed to worthy causes. We do him a disservice when we fail to get his jokes
Thoreau comes down to us as an earnest man committed to worthy causes. We do him a disservice when we fail to get his
 
Marx's disciples praise his conviction and his bold proclamations. In reality, however, he was a doubter, a rethinker, a worrier &mdash; the <strong>first post-Marxist</strong>
Marx's disciples praise his conviction and his bold proclamations. In reality, however, he was a doubter, a rethinker, a worrier — the first
 
For Schlegel, Tzara, and Schiller, art was by definition incomprehensible. Case in point: the <strong>Voynich Manuscript</strong>, which is quite possibly nonsense
For Schlegel, Tzara, and Schiller, art was by definition incomprehensible. Case in point: the Voynich Manuscript, which is quite possibly
 
Democritus
[Revised entry by Sylvia Berryman on December 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text] Democritus, known in antiquity as the 'laughing philosopher' because of his emphasis on the value of 'cheerfulness,'
 

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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.