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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.
Magee's 1980s BBC TV series The Great philosophers introduced a new generation to the wonders of philosophy. Describing himself now as "an old man in his 80s, big-built, white-haired, bespectacled", Magee has lost none of his intellectual vigour and enthusiasm for tackling the big questions.
Global leaders and grassroots ideologues continue to refer to philosophers as the inspiration behind their political outlook. France's president Emmanuel Macron spent years working with a philosopher, and even the American white nationalist movement known as the Alt Right has its philosophical heroes.
A leading private school will use Greek philosophers to teach pupils how to spot "fake news" on social media, as it prepares to launch a new course in the new year. Brighton College, a co-educational school in East Sussex, will begin offering the course next term as a way to encourage children to think ...
To learn about the nature of putting together, ask a philosopher, says Bennett, professor in the Sage school of Philosophy in the College of arts and sciences. The book's title is a pun, a reference to those who think philosophers simply make things up. While Bennett, an "unabashed metaphysical realist," ...
Marcus Raskin, (A.B. '54, J.D. '57), a philosopher, pianist, social critic and founder of the influential Institute for Policy Studies, died on December 24 in Washington, D.C. He was 83. His son Jamie Raskin, the Democratic Representative from Maryland, indicated that he died of heart failure. Raskin's ...
To learn about the nature of putting together, ask a philosopher, says Bennett, professor in the Sage school of Philosophy in the College of arts and sciences. The book's title is a pun, a reference to those who think philosophers simply make things up. While Bennett, an "unabashed metaphysical realist," ...
A team of technologists have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, Economists and philosophers to make technology ethical. Credit: www.shutterstock.com. If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alexa, how will this affect the way they connect to real people? When a self-driving car ...
Professor Glen Newey, who has died in a boating accident aged 56, was a combative political philosopher who took a clear-eyed approach to the limitations of liberal democracy, seeking to understand the processes involved when ideals such as toleration and liberty come up against the realities of conflict ...

scientists have never been more disdainful of philosophy and philosophers as they are these days. High profile ... But as a philosopher, I am mainly concerned with how these facts get selected and interpreted, why some are regarded as more significant than others, the ways in which facts are infused with ...
As a philosopher of physics, he has been trying to understand quantum theory for over 40 years while seeking to convince physicists and philosophers how much they stand to learn from each other by cooperating in this undertaking. Richard Healey is the author of The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy.
Apple's recent product launch on 12 September has cast into the mainstream technologies that were first envisioned by Mark Weiser in the 1990s, when he was Chief technologist at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Though Weiser died in 1999, at the age of 46, his ideas continue to inspire ...
When he died in 1832 at the age of 84, the English philosopher's will was very specific about the fate of his body: following a dissection, he wanted to be reassembled and placed in a display cabinet. In 1850, this "auto-icon" of his skeleton dressed in his clothes, accessorized with his walking stick and ...
The greatest of the Transcendentalist philosophers, though he is often considered as much an author as a philosopher. Emerson began his career as a minister, but left the pulpit after the death of his wife. His writings cover many topics, including education, self-improvement, nature, and the dignity of the ...
A business magnate's son, schoolmate of Adolf Hitler and aspiring aircraft engineer, he went on to become one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, if not the most influential -- while trying to limit what philosophy could, or should not do. But he also famously also changed his mind about ...
Renowned Rutgers scholar Jerry Fodor, typically seen as one of the most important and influential philosophers of mind of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, died November 29 at his home in New York City after a long illness. Jerry Alan Fodor was State of New Jersey Professor Emeritus of Philosophy ...
This December, the OUP Philosophy team marks the end of a great year by honouring three of 2017's most popular philosophers of the Month. The immeasurable contributions of Simone de Beauvoir, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Socrates to the field of philosophy ensure their place among history's greatest ...
Tim Ferriss had given a TED Talk and countless presentations in front of an audience ahead of his TED Talk in April, but he was still terrified. It would be the first time he would speak publicly about living with bipolar depression, including a time in college when he considered suicide. He had previously received messages ...
Thanks to critics from Charles Dickens to Michel Foucault, pre-20th century utilitarian philosophers have gained a reputation as amoral libertines or cold rationalists, impervious to what people today might call "social justice." But William Godwin, Jeremy Bentham, and other classical utilitarians were ...
Well, it turns out that the key to aging you needed all along was to stop trying to prevent aging altogether, according to one Irish philosopher and former Catholic monk. Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph recently, on the launch of his new book "Ageless Soul," psychotherapist Thomas Moore is encouraging ...
Live in Baltimore consist of a single, flowing performance of 51 minutes: Shipp and Perelman begin it with a beautiful telepathy, and they are joined by the super-intuitive drumming of Jeff Cosgrove, a Maryland drummer who deserves wider recognition. Philosopher's Stone bring Wooley and Shipp together ...
said Jeanne Schuler, an associate professor in Creighton's philosophy department, who spoke on philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's interpretation of the story of Abraham being asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac. "To understand we have to generalize, but there's nothing general about Abraham, or faith ...
Jerry A. Fodor, one of the world's foremost philosophers of mind, who brought the workings of 20th-century computer technology to bear on ancient questions about the structure of human cognition, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. The cause was complications of Parkinson's ...
Anti-natalist philosophers contend life is so painful that humans should not ... David Benatar may be the world's most pessimistic philosopher.
Some secular philosophers claim to find reassurance rather than a validation of our sense of tragedy in the thought that there will be no afterlife. Images of eternity may more often bring terror than consolation. Why fear being dead, the Stoic philosopher Lucretius famously argued, since there is no-one to experience the ...
Famous philosopher's quotes for World Philosophy Day: 'I think ... well you know your philosophers and see what quotes are you familiar with.
LAWRENCE -- One of the most frequently quoted phrases in philosopher John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism" -- published in 1861 -- is ...
Last month, I came face to face with death. The deathly face in question belonged to the great utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, who ...
November 2 is All Souls' Day, when many Christians honor the dead. As much as we all know about the inevitability of death, we are often ...
I was disturbed to read about the disruptive classroom demonstrations by Reed students because Lucia Martinez Valdivia was teaching ...
Since last year, the University's philosophy lecture series has invited undergraduate students to speak with guest lecturers. The Rutgers ...
UC philosopher and Unesco water chair Adrian Parr discusses how to effectively break political, Sustainability barrier issues with villagers ...
Vatican CITY (CNS) -- The "snobbery" of some self-professed intellectuals who seem to think Pope Francis does not have the philosophical ...
In Living with robots, Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano foresee a social space inhabited by a variety of artificial agents possessing a ...
Happy retirement, Andrea Pirlo: 12 times the midfield philosopher proved himself to be a ... Andrea Pirlo, the last of the footballing philosophers.
Diogenes the Cynic, the ancient Greek philosopher, was probably the man who invented "the finger" insult. The historian of philosophy ...
Two influential philosophers who reflected on these issues were Zhuang Zhou and Confucius. Zhuang Zhou lived in the fourth century B.C. and ...
One in five academics surveyed by the journal Nature in 2008 admitted to using cognitive enhancers. Anders Sandberg, a philosopher at the ...
Hobart's newest yacht racing format, the Combined Clubs Short-Course championship, got off to a cracking start on the River Derwent ...
Dozens of handwritten notes of Romanian philosopher and essayist Emil Cioran will go on sale at an Artmark auction held in Bucharest, on ...
Head of the Driyakara Jakarta school of Philosophy, Simon Petrus Lili Tjahjadi (right), accepts the Outstanding Indonesian Philosopher 2017 ...
It's widely believed that the beginning of the Hippocratic Oath--history's most famous medical document--states "First, do no harm." It actually ...


 

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