Loneliness is endemic to urban life: the acute feeling of <strong>isolation in a big crowd</strong>. Think of Warhol, surrounded always by people but never true friends

Loneliness is endemic to urban life: the acute feeling of isolation in a big crowd. Think of Warhol, surrounded always by people but never true
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That <strong>Robert Hughes</strong> had literary chops is beyond dispute. His judgment in art is a contested matter, but it shouldn't be

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Apology Round-Up: 2016 Presidential Race (so far)

It’s an election year and that means we get to think about the language of politicians—their vocabularies, vocal timbre, gestures, accents, metaphors, style, mistakes, and recoveries. I’m always on
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Hobbes is remembered as the author of one of the greatest of books on political philosophy ever written, Leviathan, in which he argued with a precision reached by few other thinkers. He was famously
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Philosophers once needed books, writing tools, and perhaps a glass of sherry. Now they <strong>think with the Internet</strong>. Cognition itself is connected to the web

Philosophers once needed books, writing tools, and perhaps a glass of sherry. Now they think with the Internet. Cognition itself is connected to the
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The shame of public shaming

Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Public shaming is not new. It’s been used as a punishment in all societies – often embraced by the formal law and always available for day-to-day policing
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"Deviates are so widespread that they sometimes seem to be running a kind of closed shop.&rdquo; That was <em>Time</em> in 1966 on gays in the arts. <strong>What was the Homintern</strong>?

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<strong>Nietzsche</strong> completed his first memoir at 13, and wrote another five over the next decade. He wrote to see who he was. What he was was a mama's boy

Nietzsche completed his first memoir at 13, and wrote another five over the next decade. He wrote to see who he was. What he was was a mama&#39;s
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Animal Cognition

[Revised entry by Kristin Andrews on May 6, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The philosophical issues that relate to research on animal cognition can be categorized into three groups:
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