What distinguishes a human being from a chestnut tree? It's the sort of question that preoccupied the apricot-cocktail-swilling set at the <strong>Bec-de-Gaz bar</strong> on the rue Montparnasse

What distinguishes a human being from a chestnut tree? It&#39;s the sort of question that preoccupied the apricot-cocktail-swilling set at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue
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<strong>Catullus&rsquo; corpus</strong> of 116 poems teems with rage and obscenity. He was Rome&rsquo;s most erotic poet, but we know almost nothing of him. Cue the dark arts of speculative historical reconstruction

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PhD fellowship

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Language and Testimony in Classical Indian Philosophy

[Revised entry by Madhav Deshpande on July 11, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Speculations about the nature and function of language in India can be traced to its earliest period. These
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Policebots

Peaceful protest is an integral part of the American political system. Sadly, murder is also an integral part of our society. The two collided in Dallas, Texas: after a peaceful protest, five police
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Shock, camp, comedic juxtapositions: What was <strong>Robert Mapplethorpe </strong>trying to achieve? Fame and wealth, sure. But also a carefully cultivated sense of estrangement

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Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

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<strong>We are all meritocrats now</strong>. But the meritocratic elite &mdash; multiracial, gender-neutral, but still hereditary&nbsp;&mdash; has hardened into a new aristocracy

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Memory: A History

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<strong>We are all meritocrats now</strong>. But the meritocratic elite -- multiracial, gender neutral, but still hereditary -- has hardened into a new aristocracy

We are all meritocrats now. But the meritocratic elite -- multiracial, gender neutral, but still hereditary -- has hardened into a new
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