<strong>Musicians need philosophy</strong>. Indeed, it is the absence of philosophical reflection that has produced so many half-baked ideas in music

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<strong>Christopher Hitchens</strong> could be pompous, arrogant, and bellicose. He could also be hilarious: a cross between loquacious barfly and literary artist

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When Peter Lewis hired <strong>Frank Gehry</strong>, the estimate was $5 million. The cost would reach $82.5 million. But Lewis wasn't mad; a starchitect can do no wrong

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Incentives, Taxes, & Inequality

Embed from Getty Images One stock argument against increasing taxes on the rich in order to address income inequality is a disincentive argument. The gist of the argument is that if taxes are raised
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Madeleine de Scudéry

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10 surprising facts about atheism

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Experimental Philosophy, Rationalism, and Naturalism: Rethinking Philosophical Method

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<strong>Bernard Williams</strong> saw his work as reminding moral philosophers of truths that are known to all adults except moral philosophers. He had a point

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The British haven't always had that <strong>stiff upper lip</strong>. Not so long ago, the nation would sob at every opportunity

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As society is pelted by sinister acts -- terrorism, surveillance, random violence -- "chick lit" is out. &ldquo;<strong>Chick noir</strong>&rdquo; is in

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