Imagine a government chosen by those with knowledge of politics, economics, and policy. No more <strong>rule by the dismayingly ignorant</strong>. The appeal is clear &mdash;&nbsp;and fatal

Imagine a government chosen by those with knowledge of politics, economics, and policy. No more rule by the dismayingly ignorant. The appeal is clear &amp;mdash;&amp;nbsp;and
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Imagine a government chosen by those with knowledge of politics, economics, and policy. No more <strong>rule by the dismayingly ignorant</strong>. The appeal is clear - and fatal

Imagine a government chosen by those with knowledge of politics, economics, and policy. No more rule by the dismayingly ignorant. The appeal is clear - and
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"<strong>The <strong>Grand Decoration</strong></strong>," Monet's multipart installation project, preoccupied the last decade of his life. It was a period of vacillation, self-doubt, and selfishness

&quot;The Grand Decoration,&quot; Monet&#39;s multipart installation project, preoccupied the last decade of his life. It was a period of vacillation, self-doubt, and
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Estimates of <strong>executions under Lenin and Stalin</strong> suggest an average of more than 10,000 per week. We've never come to terms with the cause and consequence of those killings

Estimates of executions under Lenin and Stalin suggest an average of more than 10,000 per week. We&#39;ve never come to terms with the cause and consequence of those
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Intuitive Expertise and Irrelevant Options

Some time ago we asked you for participation in a study (http://peasoup.typepad.com/peasoup/2016/03/experiment-on-moral-decisions.html OR
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Am I My Own Demon?

Embed from Getty Images The problem of the external world is a classic challenge in epistemology (the theory of knowledge). This challenge, which was first presented by the ancient skeptics, is met
Embed from Getty Images The problem of the external world is a classic challenge in epistemology (the theory of knowledge). This challenge, which was first presented by the ancient skeptics, is met [More]

<strong>Emily Bronte's coffin</strong>. The sister most transfixing and impossible to know has long been the victim of yarn-spinning. Was her coffin <em>really</em> only 16 inches wide?

Emily Bronte&#39;s coffin. The sister most transfixing and impossible to know has long been the victim of yarn-spinning. Was her coffin really only 16 inches
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Black-shag tobacco, horse dung, camphor, boiled cabbage, dishwater, body odor: What to make of <strong>George Orwell's olfactory obsessions</strong>?

Black-shag tobacco, horse dung, camphor, boiled cabbage, dishwater, body odor: What to make of George Orwell&#39;s olfactory
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<strong>Does terrorism work</strong>? Almost certainly not. But failure does not diminish the ardor of those for whom killing is an end in itself&nbsp;

Does terrorism work? Almost certainly not. But failure does not diminish the ardor of those for whom killing is an end in
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Philosopher of the month: Aristotle

Among the world’s most widely studied thinkers, Aristotle established systematic logic and helped to progress scientific investigation in fields as diverse as biology and political theory. His
Among the world’s most widely studied thinkers, Aristotle established systematic logic and helped to progress scientific investigation in fields as diverse as biology and political theory. His [More]