<strong>Jenny Diski</strong> - virtuoso novelist, memoirist, essayist; pessimist and misanthrope; - is dead. She was 68.

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2nd CFP: Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2016

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How brothers became buddies and bros

The Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) latest update includes more than 1,800 fully revised entries, including the entry for brother and many words relating to it. During the revision process,
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How well do you know Immanuel Kant? [quiz]

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A Patient’s Right to Know

All professions have their problem members and the field of medicine is no exception. Fortunately, the percentage of bad doctor is rather low—but this small percentage can do considerable harm.
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