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BIOACID Science Portrait: Felix Ekardt (video, in German; English subtitles)

The jurist, philosopher and sociologist Prof. Felix Ekardt is founder and director of the Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy and external professor for public law and legal philosophy at Rostock University. As part of BIOACID,...Show More Summary

Is It Unethical for People to Pass Their Wealth On to Their Children?

A conversation about inheritance, philanthropy, and aging with the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and the law professor Saul Levmore

Mike's Blog Round Up - Saturday Podcast Edition

Day 6 of Zappadan and our Frank Zappa quote is one I think we all know is true in the age of the Mango-hued Menace: "One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds." Have yourself a freaky little #Zappadan. Show More Summary

MAJOR FAIL=> Comey Tries to Troll Trump in Cryptic Tweet – Gets Savaged After Attributing Quote to Wrong Author!

President Trump tweeted Friday evening that he was on his way to Pensacola, Florida for a rally.  Shortly afterwards, crooked cop Comey took a swipe at President Trump in a cryptic tweet doing his best to sound like a philosophical savant, quoting Edmund Burke. Show More Summary

Is Anal Bleaching Racist?

It would have to be, right? Logically prior question: what is anal bleaching? Filed under: Decline of the West Related articles Maverick Philosopher: Latest Georgetown University Outrage Is Canada Committing Cultural Suicide? Maverick Philosopher: Should There be University Courses on...

Skeleton of 18th-Century Philosopher Jeremy Bentham Will Travel to the Metropolitan Museum

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The auto-icon of 18th-century philosopher Jeremy Bentham will travel from London to New York for an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that explores the human body. The post Skeleton of 18th-Century Philosopher Jeremy Bentham Will Travel to the Metropolitan Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Edmund Husserl, Tobacco-Logische Untersuchungen

Real philosophers smoke. Excerpt: I. Materials (from Husserl’s letters)1 Husserl asks Johannes Daubert to order cigars from tobacconist Rennert in Munich (November 11, 1906): For Saturday (for an evening of pleasant company) I would need a good import, say around...

Jean d’Ormesson, an ‘immortal’ of the Académie Française, dies at 92

He was a writer, philosopher, newspaper commentator and frequent presence on French TV.

Exhibition in Bilbao analyzes the interaction between spaces and volumes

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Art and Space, an ambitious exhibition based on the creative partnership established between Basque artist Eduardo Chillida and German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969 that resulted in the publication of an eponymous livre d'artiste. Show More Summary

Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.

The Philosophical Evolution of Vanguard

Vanguard Begins Updating Its Investing Philosophy Founder Jack Bogle isn’t crazy about smart-beta and factor-based products, but the firm will offer them anyway. Bloomberg, December 4, 2017     As if it hasn’t done enough this year, Vanguard Inc. Show More Summary

Jerry Fodor

Jerry Fodor died last week at the age of 82 – here are obituaries from the NYT and Daily Nous.  I think he had three qualities that make a good philosopher. He really wanted the truth (not everyone is that bothered about it); he was up for a fight about it (in argumentative terms); and he […]

Can El Museo’s Leader Build a Bridge to Its Latino Future?

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Patrick Charpenel, a curator and philosopher, faces a rocky road, including the competition for financing in New York.

Could Artificial Intelligence destroy radiology by litigation claims?

By, Hugh Harvey MBBS BSc (Hons) FRCR MD (res) We’ve all heard the big philosophical arguments and debate between rockstar entrepreneurs and genius academics – but have we stopped to think exactly how the AI revolution will play out on our own turf? At RSNA this year I posed the same question to everyone I

Perhaps Humans Aren't 'Naturally Good' At All

To Philippa Foot, one of the marvelous generation of British philosophers that also included Iris Murdoch, that seemed almost clear after WWII. "What would a moral philosophy look like if it started from a darker picture of human beings as not, basically, ‘decent chaps’? Part of what animated Foot and her allies was a conviction […]

Candle Factory c. 1963

We’re guessing not much has changed about the way candles are made since this film was made over 50 years ago, showcasing the assembly line at Price’s Patent Candle Co. and waxing philosophical (pun intended) about the ways in which candles play a part in our lives.

Netflix’s ‘Dark’: Come for the ‘Stranger Things’ Vibes, Stay for the Time-Travel Insanity

Netflix’s smart new supernatural thriller is mired in philosophical conundrums and enough 1980s nostalgia to keep ‘Stranger Things’ fanatics hitting ‘next episode.’

The Happiness Philosophers

last weekNews : Reason

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...Show More Summary

Politician quotes Dumbledore to make a point about Trump, nails it

There's no book more vital to a politician's repertoire than Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. SEE ALSO: Cozy up inside the Hogwarts house of your choosing for the winter On the BBC flagship political programme Question TimeShow More Summary

Jerry A. Fodor, Philosopher Who Plumbed the Mind’s Depths, Dies at 82

Dr. Fodor brought the workings of 20th-century computer technology to bear on ancient questions about the structure of human cognition.

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