Philosophy

Hypocrisy won’t be what brings down Calipari. His teams’ performances will.

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Psychologists search for the subjective location of the self. Some say it's in the torso, others say it's in the eyes.

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It took a missing airplane—one of man's greatest technological innovations—to remind us that there's still some mystery left to humanity.

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Death to Cupid

Love is not "all you need." Far from it.

Boycott Valentine's Day and end our nation's obsession with romantic love.

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Doing pointless, pointless things sets us apart from other species. So go ahead, do them.

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Meet the worlds greatest techno-optimist.

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Usually, Republicans direct their bitter hatred for all things intellectual at individual people—like, for example, our “professorial” president. This week, Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III got a little more fundamental and decided to wage war against humanistic inquiry in general.

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In April 1970 a colloquium of French philosophers and critics was held at Cluny on certain major themes in contemporary thought. By all accounts the most voluble presence at the proceedings was a man who was not present at all: the Algerian-French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Most of the discussions turned, twisted and swirled upon his work, especially the three books he had published in 1967, La voix et le phénomène, a critique of Husserl's theory of signs, L'écriture et la différence and De la grammatologie.

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Steven Pinker:In his commentary on my essay “Science is Not your Enemy,” Leon Wieseltier writes, “It is not for science to say whether science belongs in morality and politics and art.”  I reply: It is not for Leon Wieseltier to say where science belongs.

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The German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born on this day in 1749. In 1915, George Santayana wrote about the legacy of Geothe, Kant, and Hegel in understanding contemporary Germany. 

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