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

Libertarians like genre fiction but tend to ignore romance novels. Want to understand the importance of work and free markets? <strong>Crack open a bodice-ripper</strong>
Libertarians like genre fiction but tend to ignore romance novels. Want to understand the importance of work and free markets? Crack open a
 
The strange <strong>prestige of exhaustion</strong>. From popes to poets, having an exhausted mind has long been both a weakness and a badge of honor. Why?
The strange prestige of exhaustion. From popes to poets, having an exhausted mind has long been both a weakness and a badge of honor.
 
<strong>H.L. Mencken</strong>, who died 60 years ago, was irritable, unpredictable, bigoted, brilliant &mdash; and as relevant as ever
H.L. Mencken, who died 60 years ago, was irritable, unpredictable, bigoted, brilliant — and as relevant as
 
Meta-metaphysics: On Metaphysical Equivalence, Primitiveness, and Theory Choice
2016.07.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jiri Benovsky, Meta-metaphysics: On Metaphysical Equivalence, Primitiveness, and Theory Choice, Springer, 2016, 135pp., $129.00
 
Philosophical Issues in Quantum Theory
[New Entry by Wayne Myrvold on July 25, 2016.] This article is an overview of the philosophical issues raised by quantum theory, intended as a pointer to the more in-depth treatments of other
 

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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.