<strong>What would Plato tweet</strong>? Social media feels like liberation because it seems to unburden us of our shame. But a man without shame, Plato warned, is a slave to desire&nbsp;

What would Plato tweet? Social media feels like liberation because it seems to unburden us of our shame. But a man without shame, Plato warned, is a slave to
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P. G. Wodehouse was no stranger to the <strong>joys of booze</strong>. He developed his own euphemisms -- &ldquo;tanked to the uvula&rdquo; -- and a taxonomy of the six varieties of hangover

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<strong>Secrets of Stradivari</strong>. What explains the rich, dark, high-frequency, impossible-to-replicate sound of the peerless violin?&nbsp;

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The APA Eastern 2017: a conference guide

The Oxford Philosophy team is excited to see you in Baltimore for the upcoming 2017 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting! The post The APA Eastern 2017: a conference guide
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The Return of Sophism

Embed from Getty Images Scottie Nell Hughes, a Trump surrogate, presented her view of truth on The Diane Rehm Show. As she sees it: Well, I think it&amp;#8217;s also an idea of an opinion. And
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In one’s cups, or: good wine needs no bush

A Happy New Year! It has arrived, in full accordance with The Oxford Etymologist’s bold promise. Once upon a time, the ability to see into the future was called second sight (clairvoyance is too
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John Brockman's <strong><em>Edge</em> question for 2017</strong> asks scientists and other thinkers: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?

John Brockman&#39;s Edge question for 2017 asks scientists and other thinkers: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely
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<strong>Jonathan Swift's underwear</strong>. He anticipated anti-consumerism, anti-makeup feminism, and animal rights. He was also ahead of his time on matters of personal hygiene

Jonathan Swift&#39;s underwear. He anticipated anti-consumerism, anti-makeup feminism, and animal rights. He was also ahead of his time on matters of personal
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<strong>Depicting the dead</strong> was a fixture of 19th-century painting. The genre is marked by skewed bodily proportions and blunt symbolism&nbsp;

Depicting the dead was a fixture of 19th-century painting. The genre is marked by skewed bodily proportions and blunt
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Nomination deadline for the 2017 Book Prize

The APA alternates giving an award to the best article and book published by a younger scholar in the previous two years. The Book and Article Prizes replace the former Matchette Foundation Book
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