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On Gregory Berns's How Dogs Love Us.
Samuel Scheffler's Death and the Afterlife uses doomsday thought experiments to figure out what makes life meaningful.
On utopia, the hive mind, reviewers, and intellectuals.
Lindsey Gilbert, George Scialabba
“The drones were terrifying. The buzz of a distant propeller is a constant reminder of imminent death."
Richard Dawkins is under attack—at least if the recent tide of opinion pieces targeting him is
The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It's time to move past blame.
Barbara H. Fried
Just how do I decide that a stone is worth taking home?
Nothing stretches our thinking about the mind the way an octopus does.
An Interview with Larissa MacFarquhar on extreme moral virtue.
David V. Johnson
How do we separate David Foster Wallace the person from DFW the icon?
The Israeli army’s unofficial yet unavoidable tactic is to instill constant fear through arbitrary acts of force—to make Palestinians believe that nothing escapes Israel’s fist, that Israeli soldiers are present even when they are not.
That science should go teleological—incorporate concepts of goal and purpose—is a radical idea.
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Andrew L. Croxford
Mariana Mazzucato, Rainer Kattel, Josh Ryan-Collins
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