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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes -- A Sisterhood Jazz Quartet

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Randee Mia Berman

Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.

Plato On The 'Dead White Man' Chopping Block

Christopher Witte | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Christopher Witte

Unlike most individuals, I picked up Plato's famous work The Republic willingly. With a two-and-a-half millennia pedigree and a reputation as the "cornerstone of western philosophy", I felt it was high time to broaden my mind and get a glimpse into the origins of European thought.

Under Taliban Skin

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In the sixth part of his Chronicle of a caged journalist series, Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem asks how the US and the mujahideen, both, walked into cages constructed of ignorance so that they came to view each other as enemies.

When Is A Duck A Duck?

Francis Levy | Posted 06.22.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

"If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck," is certainly not tantamount to "the pot calling the kettle black." "The pot calling the...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 4: How Greek Ethics Conquered the Western World

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

One of the purposes of a humanities course is to stimulate critical thinking. It need not always be a free-fire zone of narrowly focused rat-a-tat questions, but can be a leisurely ramble through a laid-back moodscape that poses a question in search of an answer.

In Defense of Western Civilization

Richard Finger | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

Last month, undergraduates at Stanford University resoundingly beat back a proposal to return, after a near three decade absence, the study of Western...

Is Death Better Than Life? God Only Knows

Karalyne Martinez | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion
Karalyne Martinez

Death is often portrayed as something to intensely fear. For Plato, however, no evil could happen to a man in life or after death. For he believed de...

The Golden Touch Behind My Golden Days

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

We've had the Golden Age; the Golden Goose; Golden Oldies; Golden Books; the Golden Globes. And now we 've got My Golden Days.

The worm, the robot, and the cave of shadows

George Zarkadakis | Posted 04.08.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

What if we could download our minds in a computer and lived forever as pure, digital consciousness? What if we are already living inside a computer si...

Athens and America

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Plato grew up in an Athens at war. A few years after Athens completed the Parthenon, it started its fight against Sparta. The deadly and destructive P...

Wouldn't you rather vote an AI for President?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

They have call it "revenge of the plebs": masses of traditionally apathetic citizens, mostly blue-collar workers or the underprivileged, becoming poli...

Lyric Knowledge

Poetry Foundation | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Ideas of order in poetry. By James Longenbach The impulse to be lyrical is driven by the need to be no longer constrained by oneself. As poems have t...

Education Is Our Best Hope in a World Filled With Emergencies

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.13.2016 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

When we die, the knowledge stored in our brains disappears. But through education, each generation of people can pass their knowledge to the next via spoken language, books and other media, and this knowledge can accumulate through the ages.

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Time for a Tech Ethics Council

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology
Joel S. Bloom

As technology continues to outpace society's ability to keep up with and assess it, it's time for the creation of a national Tech Ethics Council. Comp...

Naomi Berrill's From the Ground: Music to Soothe Our Collective Soul

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In times of violence and grief, we are too consumed with patching up the holes left on our hearts to remember to keep our eyes to the stars. But that's when someone like singer and cellist Naomi Berrill comes in to save the day.

The Bogus 'Philosophy' of Sen. Marco Rubio, Esq.

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Michael Sigman

At Tuesday's Republican debate, Sen. Marco Rubio Esq. grabbed the gold medal for bogus populism (and crappy grammar) by proclaiming, "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Life Lessons From the Ladies Who Make Us Laugh

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I found myself looking for modern day philosophers whose style and teachings I could adapt and apply more easily in my own life. And by being the right place at the right time, these great minds appeared -- Amy Schumer and Maya Rudolph.

Within the Cave at Durden and Ray

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.18.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

In the context of this show, it is understood that theirs is an invisible, intangible, yet absolutely direct kind of knowledge; an inception and deconstruction of the paradoxical insights each one has gained as they have progressed through figuring it out for themselves.

How Now Brown Dow? Alan Greenspan vs. Dr. Seuss

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Randee Mia Berman

When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams.  Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract.  It wasn't concrete.

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Education is not about being taught more and more reasons about why we alone are right and everyone else is wrong. Rather, it is a process of being given more and more air, a wider perspective that affords us a grander, more Olympian sweep of everything.

Why the "Dreams" of Google's Neural Nets Are the Closest Thing to Reality

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.20.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Last week's post on Google's Research Blog has made front-page news with a series of stunning, hallucinatory images produced by artificial neural networks. Were these images our first glimpse into an artificial mind?

The Zeitgeist

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Zeitgeist is like a person who walks into a room and feels totally at home. "Zeit" in German is time and "Geist" is spirit. So the words literally means "spirit of the time."

How A Single Lesson From An Extraordinary Teacher Impacted Me 40 Years Later

Cathy Chester | Posted 04.01.2015 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

In my senior year of high school I had an extraordinary AP English teacher who not only ignited a deeper love of reading but also engaged my class in lengthy discussions about authors, painters and philosophers.