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Sandra Lee Bartky, at the Vanguard of Feminist Philosophy, Dies at 81

Sandra Lee Bartky, at the Vanguard of Feminist Philosophy, Dies at 81

Sandra Lee Bartky taught philosophy and gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

STOP Saying These 7 Phrases: To Be More Successful

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I Regard With Compassion, Therefore I Am: Descartes on How We Acquire Nobility of Soul and the Crucial Difference Between Confidence and Pride

I Regard With Compassion, Therefore I Am: Descartes on How We Acquire Nobility of Soul and the Crucial Difference Between Confidence and Pride

"Pride ... is always a serious fault, the seriousness of which is greater in proportion as the justification for one’s self-esteem is less."
Radical thinking reveals the secrets of making change happen

Radical thinking reveals the secrets of making change happen

In an extract from his new book, Duncan Green explores how change actually occurs - and what that means Political and economic earthquakes are often sudden and unforeseeable, despite the false pundits
I Asked The World's Foremost Ethicist If It's Okay To Have A Revolution

I Asked The World's Foremost Ethicist If It's Okay To Have A Revolution

There is inequality everywhere. But in San Francisco, it seems to be drawn by a cartoonist with an unrefined taste for absurdity. Read more...
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 9.
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 9.
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 9.
5 Weekly Habits for a Meaningful Life

5 Weekly Habits for a Meaningful Life

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A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope

A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope

"All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but that it doesn’t die."
Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on Selfhood, the Crucible of Identity, and What Makes Life’s Transience Bearable

Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on Selfhood, the Crucible of Identity, and What Makes Life’s Transience Bearable

"It is crucial to understand that experience itself is not merely an empirical process of appropriating or digesting blocks of life. Experience is rather a journey of transfiguration. Both that which

Simone de Beauvoir on How Chance and Choice Converge to Make Us Who We Are

"My life ... runs back through time and space to the very beginnings of the world and to its utmost limits. In my being I sum up the earthly inheritance and the state of the world at this moment."
Is There A Higher Power That Participates In Our Lives? 27 Physicians Collaborate On A New Book Detailing Unexplained Medical Miracles

Is There A Higher Power That Participates In Our Lives? 27 Physicians Collaborate On A New Book Detailing Unexplained Medical Miracles

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Five Meditation Practices For People Who Don’t Want to Meditate

Five Meditation Practices For People Who Don’t Want to Meditate

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How to Use Fear to Destroy Laziness

How to Use Fear to Destroy Laziness

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How Do You Know That You Love Somebody? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s Incompleteness Theorem of the Heart’s Truth, from Plato to Proust

How Do You Know That You Love Somebody? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s Incompleteness Theorem of the Heart’s Truth, from Plato to Proust

"The alterations between love and its denial, suffering and denial of suffering … constitute the most essential and ubiquitous structural feature of the human heart."
What is the Fermi Paradox?

What is the Fermi Paradox?

Where is everybody? There are a lot of potential answers to that question. The post What is the Fermi Paradox? appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Stone: Bernard-Henri Lévy: Jews, Be Wary of Trump

The Stone: Bernard-Henri Lévy: Jews, Be Wary of Trump

Trump supporters at a rally in December in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

We Are Entering the Great Unknown. It’s Scary as Hell.

President-elect Donald Trump, as is his wont, has been making contradictory statements all month about the fate of Obamacare, variously stating that he favors and opposes House Speaker Paul Ryan’s