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

In love, there&rsquo;s no inoculation against betrayal. So think of <strong>affairs as a feature of relationships</strong>, not a bug. So says Esther Perel, who charges $1,500 a session for such insights
In love, there’s no inoculation against betrayal. So think of affairs as a feature of relationships, not a bug. So says Esther Perel, who charges $1,500 a session for such
 
The relationship between <strong>morality and neurology</strong>&nbsp;is complicated. Few people get it, fewer can explain it. Robert Sapolsky, one of those few, is a determinist, but not a simple one
The relationship between morality and neurology is complicated. Few people get it, fewer can explain it. Robert Sapolsky, one of those few, is a determinist, but not a simple
 
Under fire with Allied troops during World War II, <strong>Jean-Pierre Melville</strong>&nbsp;made an oath to himself: If he survived, he'd get back to Paris and build a film studio
Under fire with Allied troops during World War II, Jean-Pierre Melville made an oath to himself: If he survived, he'd get back to Paris and build a film
 
On What Matters, Volume III
2017.10.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Derek Parfit, On What Matters, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2017, 468 pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198778608.
 
&ldquo;If the rise of humanism was a sunrise, then in this present time we are seeing an eclipse.&rdquo; Marilynne Robinson on the value and <strong>fate of the humanities</strong>
“If the rise of humanism was a sunrise, then in this present time we are seeing an eclipse.” Marilynne Robinson on the value and fate of the
 

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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.