The Medieval Problem of Universals

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Doing the right thing: ethics in the Zombie Apocalypse [video]

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In the era of the quantified self, does the old-fashioned chronicling of passing thoughts and daily minutiae still serve a purpose? <strong>Dear Diary</strong>&hellip;

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Where does the human <strong>capacity for counting</strong> come from? Is our understanding of, say, &ldquo;18&rdquo; a biological endowment? Or is it a product of culture?&nbsp;

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Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

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Free Speech, White Supremacists & the Slippery Slope

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If <strong>Allan Bloom</strong>&rsquo;s surname had been Smith, would <em>The Closing of the American Mind</em> have been written? Probably not, says Jonathan Kay, who reads a lot into Bloom's biography

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