James Baldwin's first novel was set in Harlem. His second had all white characters. His publisher was having none of it. You're a "<strong>Negro writer</strong>" they reminded him

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Meet Irv Teibel, the man who took his recording equipment to the seashore and came back <strong>New York's least likely media mogul</strong>

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Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

2016.04.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Torbj&#246;rn T&#228;nnsj&#246;, Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing, Oxford University Press, 2015, 309pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN
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Teaching Effective Altruism

A few people have asked for my EA syllabus from last term, so I thought I&#39;d share it here with some general reflections.It was a fun class to teach, but I&#39;d do things a bit differently the next time
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Nomination deadline for the 2016 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest

The APA&amp;nbsp;committee on public philosophy sponsors a contest for the best opinion-editorials published by philosophers. The goal is to honor five standout pieces that successfully blend
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Lebowitz Prize Symposium at Fordham University

Join the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the American Philosophical Association at Fordham University as we host a lecture by the 2015 Lebowitz Prize winners Alvin Goldman of Rutgers University and
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Shakespeare’s linguistic legacy

William Shakespeare died four hundred years ago this month and my local library is celebrating the anniversary. It sounds a bit macabre when you put it that way, of course, so they are billing it as
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Note to Pope Francis: sex is more than just sex

Pope Francis is boldly liberalizing Catholic teaching on sexual matters. Or so it is commonly believed. In earlier ages of the Christian Church, both East and West, its canons and its teachings
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<strong>Marianne Moore</strong>&rsquo;s poetry of the small produces &ldquo;the feeling that life is softly exploding around us,&rdquo; as John Ashbery put it. Is she our greatest modern poet?

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