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Tourists behaving badly: how culture shapes conduct when we're on holiday

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
The Conversation Global

Bobby Yip/Reuters Denis Tolkach, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Christine Yinghuan Zeng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Stephen Pratt, Hong...

Stop Bankers From Robbing Taxpayers

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Does the question of morality have a place in the realm of banking and regulation? That it feels awkward to even raise the issue is convenient for bankers who engage in reckless and harmful activities every day without fear of punishment.

Ethics -- The Means and End of a Liberal Education

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 02.22.2017 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Last Saturday afternoon I found myself standing in the middle of a series of curved wood and glass bookshelves with a group of students from Whitman College.

Review: Irrational Man

Francis Levy | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

In Irrational Man Allen goes a little further and the précis of modern philosophy he offers through the voice of the flask guzzling philosophy professor that Phoenix portrays is a little like one of those audio guides to masterpieces at the Louvre.

I Beg Of You, Please Stop Saying 'This Isn't Art'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

One person gazes into a tranquil painting of water lilies by Claude Monet and can't help but well up with tears. Another, unmoved by Impressionism, st...

On the Law of the Jungle

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Yara Zgheib

We cannot separate our dignity from that of other creatures. It is just as intrinsically linked to that of the starving poachers of Zimbabwe as it is to that of the animals they are poaching. If we really do have intrinsic individual worth, its value ought to be greater than any mantelpiece trophy.

Who Is God?

Francis Levy | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

When you're waiting for something spiritual to happen is precisely when it's not going to happen. Deus ex machinas are fine for plays like Sophocles' Philoctetes or The Threepenny Opera where Macheath is miraculously spared the gallows by a reprieve from the divinely ordained Queen.

How to Sculpt with Our Hands A World That Reflects Our Hearts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

Human autonomy and social conscience go hand in glove. They drive one another. They are a tag team for impelling and inspiring a person to involve herself deeply as a civic or social entrepreneur, to undertake kinds of challenges that expand a person's imaginative, physical, existential bounds.

Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' Premieres at Cannes: The Director Speaks About the Meaninglessness of Existence

Karin Badt | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Any film that begins with a philosophy professor, played by Joaquin Phoenix, cruising in the bright sunlight musing to himself about Kant's "unanswerable" questions is going to charm me immediately. Indeed, Woody Allen's Irrational Man, which just premiered at Cannes, is a sunny joy to watch, despite its sinister subject:

A One Year BA? Perhaps

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Jonathan Haber

Note: A version of the following piece appeared at my Degree of Freedom website upon the completion of my One Year BA project. Before explaining why ...

Man Shot in Argument About Kant

Tony Phillips | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Immanuel Kant, has in 250 years' time sparked many an argument. And just the other day he got a man shot. Kid you not.

The Moral Contemptibility of the Conservative Mind

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

Author Jonathan Haidt enjoins liberals to make a sincere attempt to listen to conservatives and appreciate sincerely the values they hold dear, and even more, to see that that they are generally necessary for any society to hang together.

25 Things Every Woman Should Know

E. Jean Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
E. Jean Carroll

To get rid of bags under your eyes, prop up your bed frame on a stack of books to lift your head a foot higher than your heels while you sleep. You'll look as tight as Russell Brand's skinny jeans.

Bernard-Henri Levy caught out by fake philosopher

Telegraph UK | Henry Samuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

France's best-known philosopher, Bernard-Henri Lévy, has become the butt of intellectual ridicule after copiously quoting a leading authority on Kant...