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After conducting 19 interviews with philosophers and public intellectuals at The Stone, I decided to write a letter that was direct and candid. I tried to create a mutually vulnerable space where white people could reveal the ways in which they harbor racist assumptions, emotions and embodied habits.
In the last 50 years, the North American diet has morphed form one that was based on cooking with raw fruits, vegetables and meats and grains to one that is primarily made up of pre-processed food that it is then just warmed up in the home. In the process, salt, sugar, fat and preservative consumption ...

Kerry Cronin was shocked to discover a decade ago that when it came to relationships, ambitious, intelligent, and extroverted college students felt lost. With hookups they were pros. But dating or romance? They didn't know where to start. While teaching a one-credit, pass/fail course on the meaning of ...
Mr Kanhai observes that: "Mr. Kissoon in recent times, claimed that the German philosopher Martin Heidegger's book, Being and Time, was one of the greatest works of philosophy, a view shared by many philosophers." That is true, and I also wrote it was the best philosophy book I read. Having cited ...
Some readers may find Mr. Miller's gender conventions hard to imagine, while others may flinch at seeing their worst fears expressed so openly. Strange as it may seem, however, Mr. Miller's brave new world still remains uncomfortably close to our own. Although women are the better philosophers, men ...
Earlier this week Kanye West ended his social media hiatus and hopped on Twitter to share anecdotes about life, existence and the universe. West announced that he is writing a book on philosophy. He also tweeted that he will release two new albums later this spring (he'd been spotted around ...

There is a story about Thales, the first philosopher, getting rich merely to prove that philosophers had business sense. The people of Miletus thought that philosophy was useless and asked him how he was still poor if he was so smart. He made a bet with them, saying he would be rich inside of a year.
Hannah Arendt, the philosopher and political theorist, was always acutely concerned with questions of how to make thought and knowledge matter in the .... “the philosophers' resignation to do no more than find a place for themselves in the world, instead of changing the world and making it 'philosophical.
Commentary: Thus, just as the physician's aim ought to be men's health, so the Courtier's ought to be his prince's virtue. – Castiglione, Fourth Book of the Courtier. A campus of the University of Wisconsin announced in March that it would eliminate 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences – including ...
Marco Rubio somewhat notoriously declared philosophers to be less useful than welders. No, really. He was trying to make the point that our schools should do a better job at vocational education rather than pushing everyone to go to college. But he went a little farther than that, literally saying, “We need ...
The author of over 40 books and the subject of numerous films, the 69-year-old Slovenian philosopher has been referred to as “the Elvis of cultural theory” for his use of philosophy to analyze popular culture. Though his books range from studies on Hegel to film theory and even theology, Zizek most often ...
Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, repeatedly criticized the academic discipline of philosophy during his campaign to become the GOP's presidential candidate in 2016. "I don't know why we have stigmatized vocational education," Rubio said during one debate. "Welders make more money than ...
You might presume a lawyer or a coach – but how about a philosopher? Busy executives in Silicon Valley and beyond are enlisting the services of “practical philosophers” to help them work through difficult decisions. “This is a generation of pioneering philosophers, if you like, entrepreneurial philosophers,” ...
The quotes we see, read and hear on a regular basis can subconsciously affect the way we perceive our lives, so to help you find the good ones, we've rounded up some of our picks of the best life quotes from famous philosophers that are inspiring, motivating and hopeful, so that you can live your life the ...
Oxford philosopher talks bioethics in London ... Advances in genetics and biology are taking us into uncharted ethical territory, and bioethicists are philosophers who try to improve our understanding of these issues and questions. ... Western University moral philosopher Anthony Skelton is the moderator.
University of Sheffield students have taken part in the Philosophy in the City project to teach philosophy across South Yorkshire. Soon to enter its 12th year, the project aims to demonstrate the importance of philosophy in solving problems from everyday life. It is run by student volunteers who go to schools ...
But philosopher Slavoj Zizek claimed Italians that in addition to dealing a blow to the EU – Italy being one of its founding members – the Italian election rings an alarm bell for the European left. Mr Zizek said: "The radical left proved it's inability in Greece where the Syriza Government ended up as the most ...

John Kasich came into office 86 months ago brimming with ideas, and his State of the State speeches mirrored those heady aspirations. Fixing a multibillion-dollar hole in the budget without state tax increases. Creating a privatized economic-development team, JobsOhio, bankrolled by state liquor profits.
Now a group of philosophers has submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of its ongoing efforts to secure protection for the basic rights of two chimpanzees named “Tommy” and “Kiko". We've written about the chimps' cases and their tortuous journeys through the courts of New York State before.
Sometimes philosophers are wrong and admitting that you could be wrong is a big part of being a real philosopher. While most philosophers make minor adjustments to their arguments to correct for mistakes, others make large shifts in their thinking. Here, we have four philosophers who went back on what ...
Jeffrey C. Stewart's majestic biography, also titled “The New Negro,” gives Locke the attention his life deserves, but the book is more than a catalog of this now largely overlooked philosopher and critic's achievements. Stewart, a historian and professor of black studies at the University of California, Santa ...
In Germany, where academic philosophers still equate dryness with seriousness, Sloterdijk has a near-monopoly on irreverence. This is an important element of his wide appeal, as is his eagerness to offer an opinion on absolutely anything—from psychoanalysis to finance, Islam to Soviet modernism, the ...
Robert Nozick was a philosopher at Harvard who is best known for his lone venture into political philosophy Anarchy, State, and Utopia. In that book, he briefly touches on one of the more popular ideas for the meaning of life; that we should maximize our pleasurable experiences and minimize our ...
Artificial intelligence experts and roboticists aren't the only ones working on the problem of autonomous vehicles. Philosophers are also paying close attention to the development of what, from their perspective, looks like a myriad of ethical quandaries on wheels. The field has been particularly focused over ...
I read philosophy at university in the late 1980s and my understanding of the subject was transformed through watching Magee's BBC Two series The Great Philosophers (1987) and then reading the subsequent book adapted from it. He is unsurpassed in the postwar period in Britain as a populariser of ...
The Greek philosopher Plato tells in his Theaetetus that the astronomer and early philosopher Thales was looking at the sky on a starry night, when he stumbled and fell into a pit. A Thracian servant girl, who had observed the scene, was amused by the fact that Thales was so eager to know the things ...
Over the past half-century, philosophers have turned to this question with new vigor, trying to make sense of the idea that some of a person's desires (to ... Indeed, as the philosopher Hanna Pickard has argued, addictive behavior is often initiated and maintained by the purposes it serves in someone's life, ...
... not been so proven. It follows that there is no progress in philosophy because every philosopher has to reinvent the wheel, or rather their own version of it. One must also understand that since these conclusions have not been proven, we should never assume that philosophers know what they are talking ...
The controversial opinions of University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson have garnered interest around the world and have led to wide media exposure, including this interview with Britain's Channel 4 News. Channel 4/YouTube ...
On Feb. 10, the annual St. Edith Stein lecture was given in the Gentile Gallery at 3 p.m., this year discussing the importance of Blessed John Duns Scotus's interpretations. The St. Edith Stein lecture is the biggest lecture put on by Franciscan University's Philosophy Department and was a part of the Spring ...
That's a topic the 18th-century philosopher David Hume addressed, and May discussed it with Schur. May got involved in the show's second seasonbecause one of the writers was reading his book Death: The Art of Living (Routledge, 2014). The book was featured briefly in one episode, and May said he ...
“When philosophers have wearied themselves and their readers with their speculations upon this subject, they can neither strengthen this belief, nor weaken it; nor can they show how it is produced. “It puts the philosopher and the peasant upon a level; and neither of them can give any other reason for ...
I have been asked, both online and in person, about why I haven't listed Ayn Rand on any of the lists of philosophers you should know. This is the answer: Ayn Rand's philosophical work is not taken seriously by academia because it isn't very good, and I was focusing on philosophers you need to know.
At the most, philosophers, following the analogy of Minerva's owl, must begin to surrender the comforts and security afforded by the academic world, and start walking the talk, and even walking the extra mile. This mile-goer is the militant, as the French philosopher Alain Badiou maintains. Perhaps, in a ...
Feebly attempts to apply timeless wisdom on life's vagaries to those of the stock market. From Heraclitus to Tom Waits: a showcase for pessimism. Wastes serious readers' time but provides amusement for non-serious ones. I love to read, and when I come across words that strike me as particularly wise, ...
At the most, philosophers, following the analogy of Minerva's owl, must begin to surrender the comforts and security afforded by the academic world, and start walking the talk, and even walking the extra mile. This mile-goer is the militant, as the French philosopher Alain Badiou maintains. Perhaps, in a ...
Neagu Djuvara, the iconic historian, diplomat and philosopher whose zesty and adventurous life refined his wide-ranging intellect to an ungrudging Weltanschauung, died on Thursday aged 101, sources close to the family said. Neagu Djuvara stays an epitome of elegance and sparkling wit that suffused ...
Author, philosopher and radio personality Jacques Languirand, who hosted Par quatre chemins on Radio-Canada for four decades, died Friday at 86 from Alzheimer's disease, his family announced. Languirand retired from radio after announcing he was stricken with the disease in 2014. The family said a ...
More than 120 leading philosophers have signed a letter asking the home secretary to reconsider the case of a Pakistani humanist whose asylum application was rejected because he failed to correctly answer a question about Plato and Aristotle. The letter, a shortened version of which is published by the ...
CWN Editor's Note: An estimated 25,000 people watched the livestream discussion between the Los Angeles auxiliary bishop and William Lane Craig, who teaches at Biola University. The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
A Pakistani man who claimed to be under threat in his home country for his humanist beliefs, had his claim to asylum in the U.K. rejected because he failed to correctly answer questions on ancient Greek philosophers. British newspaper the Guardian reported on Wednesday that Hamza bin Walayat, who ...
A packed screening room at the Venice Film Festival in September 2017. We're halfway through the new Alexander Payne sci-fi comedy Downsizing and something remarkable happens. The film has established an eerie near-future where environmentally friendly shrinking technology has reduced chunks ...
A Philosopher's Advice on How To Survive Dry January. Monday 15th January. Why feasting and fasting are both lows masquerading as highs. Barry C. Smith | Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL. Google +. florian perennes 505181. Feasting and fasting are two sides of the same ...
Margaret Thatcher once said, “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” She was correct to state this due to the influence the philosophical debates across Europe had on the early creators of the United States. Yet, some of the creators were thinking too ahead for their time ...
Philosophers claim to explore the most fundamental features of existence, but have been disappointingly silent on one all-important subject: Sex. Sure, Michel Foucault addressed the sociological discourses around sex and Simone de Beauvoir definitively demonstrated the value of sexual equality, but ...
The epistemology of philosophy is a part of metaphilosophy and deals with how philosophical truths can be known by philosophers and how ... Commonly when performing thought experiments, a philosopher will have an intuition about the thought experiment and then that intuition is taken to be the ...
Philosophers are famous for disagreeing on the issues that interest them. Is morality objective? Is the mind identical to the body? Are our actions free or determined? Some professional philosophers will say no to these questions—but an almost equal number will say yes. Moreover, empirical data bears this ...
"One cannot step twice in the same river twice,". -Heraclitus. Heraclitus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who argued that everything was always changing. Not only does this mean that the river changes, but you do as well. Rather than trying to latch onto things that cannot last, we should embrace the ...
The Gregorian calendar we use today wasn't created until 1582 — so it's safe to say, making New Year's resolutions on January 1 wasn't a thing in Aristotle's time. But that doesn't mean the ideas of the ancient Greek philosophers — and their truth-seeking successors — aren't useful, when it comes to ...
But 2017 is not the first year in which Marx asserts his dictatorship of the proletariat over Wikipedia's philosophers. ... coincide with the zealous desire of students starting off university terms in many countries of the world, or just with the autumn and winter blues that wakes up the philosopher nerve in us.


 

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