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A humanoid robot that looks like Wang Yangming of Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644) writes Chinese calligraphy at the World Robot Conference 2016 in Beijing, Oct. 24, 2016.
Sandra Lee Bartky, an influential feminist philosopher who argued that women were subconsciously submitting to men by accepting an unnatural cultural standard for the ideal female body - what she called the "tyranny of slenderness" - died Tuesday at ...

A well-stocked Netflix queue can go a long way toward pure and utter happiness, but sometimes there's still something missing.
The Frank L. Weyenberg Library will host its fourth session of a scholarly lecture series, "philosophers in their Historical Context," at 6 p.m.
How are Canadians viewing their neighboring country's election? David Goa, a philosopher and founding director emeritus of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, weighs in.
teachers are very excited when the Philosopher first arrives, as she or he tells them how important their work is and how much value they add to society.

But why do philosophers care about the problem of freedom? Why is freedom the most important question for a philosopher to tackle? The answer to these two questions can be seen most clearly by examining the consequences of neglecting the issue of ...
What is the meaning of life? Who am I? And why is someone mailing packages of poo to philosophers? A series of vile deliveries to the offices of one Canadian and three U.S.
Fans of JK Rowling's magical world might be surprised to learn that Watson, who played book smart Hermione Granger in the film franchise, was actually wearing fake teeth for one of her scenes in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. It's one of ...
For Nietzsche, the famous mustachioed nihilist, happiness is a kind of control one has over their surroundings. The German philosopher wrote frequently on the impacts that power (and a lack of power) can have on people's lived experiences. When people ...
It's been more than a century since his death (1900) and more than 50 years since he was internationally recognised as a major philosopher. But he's still known as a man who inspired the Nazis. Nietzsche is part of a longer list of people whose ...
Plato and Confucius have nothing on Winnie-the-Pooh, whose words of wisdom rival the world's greatest philosophers, according to a new study.
One of the world's most respected philosophers has just won the $1 million Berggruen Prize. Is this news you can use? Yes, as a matter of fact, it is.
As it is currently constituted, academic philosophy is not up to this task. A premium is placed on theoretical rigor, at the loss of social significance.

Arguably the most famous person buried in Riverside Cemetery in Fort Morgan is science-fiction author Philip K. Dick, who was buried there with his twin sister, Jane.
In accordance with Soviet policies intended to dampen nationalistic sentiments, Historians in the previous era downplayed the significance of medieval Central Asian philosophers and scholars. But that all changed after Kyrgyzstan gained independence.
Two weeks ago Theresa may made a statement that, for many, trampled on 200 years of enlightenment and cosmopolitan thinking: "If you are a citizen of the ...
Ah, the life of a Hollywood actress. It's not always as glamorous as you might expect. That's something Emma Watson found out on the very first day of her.
It's been more than a century since his death (1900) and more than 50 years since he was internationally recognised as a major philosopher. But he's still known as a man who inspired the Nazis. Nietzsche is part of a longer list of people whose ...
Plato and Confucius have nothing on Winnie-the-Pooh, whose words of wisdom rival the world's greatest philosophers, according to a new study.
One of the world's most respected philosophers has just won the $1 million Berggruen Prize. Is this news you can use? Yes, as a matter of fact, it is.
Prior to the twentieth century, philosophers could be found in a variety of occupations. Since 1900, however, they have had only one home - the university, and within it, that peculiar institution known as the 'department'.
In accordance with Soviet policies intended to dampen nationalistic sentiments, Historians in the previous era downplayed the significance of medieval Central Asian philosophers and scholars. But that all changed after Kyrgyzstan gained independence.
It is a sign of the times that a group identifying itself as "concerned philosophers" - current and former students and tutors in the UCT Philosophy Department - has seen fit to join the bandwagon of campus groupthink.
But, he has this thing called the Philosopher's Stone and what he's starting to do is he has the ability to give people the powers that they had in Flashpoint.
But his research tries to prove they could be perceived more as theorists or philosophers - even if that wasn't their intention themselves.
A man known by many as "the world's happiest philosopher" will share his wisdom at Eastern Kentucky University when he presents the inaugural Ron Messerich Lecture in Philosophy and religion.
It's hard to imagine a more fundamental American value than democracy. For centuries, disenfranchised groups have fought for the right to vote and make their voices heard in the political process.
A: Max Otto was a prominent Wisconsin philosopher whose appointment to a visiting professorship at UCLA came to the attention of The Los Angeles Examiner, a major newspaper.
Every once in a while, a philosopher emerges from quiet labors in the vineyards of the text to speak with striking relevance to our turbulent times.
While the sender of the packages remains unknown, speculation quickly centered on Brian Leiter, a legal philosopher at the University of Chicago Law school and a famously hard-charging voice in the field, whose return address was on one of the packages.
Stanley is a professional philosopher. Surely he has heard of the concept of Occam's Razor, which says among competing hypotheses, the simplest explanation should be favored.
In this Dantesque sojourn of philosopher-as-man, Kaag's Beatrice is Carol Hay, an attractive colleague at the University of Massachusetts Lowell who becomes his compatriot in saving West Wind (soon after beginning the salvage work, he files for divorce ...
Stanley is a professional philosopher. Surely he has heard of the concept of Occam's Razor, which says among competing hypotheses, the simplest explanation should be favored.
Montreal philosopher Charles Taylor has just been awarded the first-ever, million-dollar, Berggruen Prize. The prize is meant to acknowledge a thinker whose ideas have helped shape human understanding.
Linguist Deborah Tannen's research helped save my marriage - and if he could only get control of himself, it could improve Donald Trump's abysmal performance in the American presidential debates.
Mr. Taylor, 84, is widely regarded as one of the world's leading philosophers, and a thinker whose ideas have been influential in the humanities, social sciences and public affairs.
He was a Franciscan priest, philosopher and theologian - one of the most highly regarded of the Middle Ages. He was a fan of wearing a pointed cap for learning.
Richard Swinburne, an Orthodox Christian philosopher, recently came under fire after speaking at the Society of Christian philosophers meeting, where he reportedly lectured on Christian ethics, including the religion's stance on homosexuality.
Vin Scully has been the voice of Dodgers baseball for 67 seasons, a remarkable record of longevity - he has called games for more than half the lifespan of a franchise that began in 1883.
In the Trump-Clinton presidential debate, the differences between the two candidates were so stark, it seemed the two candidates didn't simply present different opinions but actually lived in separate realities.
Philosopher and author Cornel West urged Sacramento State students to put honesty and integrity above social status and financial success.
It means the propagator of two schools of Vedanta - the Vedanta found in the works of the Azhwars, known as Nalayira Divya Prabandham, and the Vedanta which found its expression in philosophers who wrote their works in Sanskrit and who were the ...
Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago, sided with Shelby on Leiter Reports. "Shelby (and everyone else) has learned an important lesson here, namely, that the meeting of the Society for Analytic ...
Giving examples of Buddha, Nanak, Kabir etc. and how they shaped thinking, Gopal told students they should stop imitating western philosophers and look to inculcate more of Indian belief. Poet and professor of JNU Makarand Paranjape, also spoke at the ...
Probably not the place to start ... Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life. Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext. Wednesday 28 September 2016 06.30 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 28 September 2016 10.53 EDT.
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