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WATCH: Philosophy Explained Through Food

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

Few philosophers have achieved fame as cooks. However, many of their theories can be perfectly explained through the medium of food. Here we inaugurat...

The Case of Wagner

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The question before us: What link might there be, and of what nature, between the accused, Richard Wagner, and the global disaster known as Nazism?

Why Buddhist Meditation Can't Solve All Our Problems

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Our muddling is forever constant because the human condition is a predicament to be continually managed, not a problem to be fixed or solved.

Her

Francis Levy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Spike Jonze's Her is about technologic miscegenation--in this case the love of a man for the operating system or OS of his computer. At one point, Jon...

Cadaverville

Francis Levy | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Heidegger said that the only way to live an authentic existence is through the awareness of death. By this definition Zadie Smith is living an inauthe...

'Turning 60 For Some People Is Like Moving From Disneyland Into A Coal Mine'

Christopher Meeks | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Meeks

Sixty is not the new fifty. Sixty is what it is: beyond middle-age. I'm not saying this to be mean. It's just that my friends here in the Baby Boom Generation don't want to talk about it. Sixty is hard to accept. So are the AARP envelopes that go in the trash unopened. Heck, we have concerts to go to. We have skiing to do. We have online classes to take.

Tech Leave You Cold? Major in Philosophy!

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Sigman

If I had to choose one word to explain why I chose philosophy as my college major, that word would be "Nausea." I'm talking, of course, about Nausea,...

It's Not a Rehearsal

Francis Levy | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

"It's not a rehearsal" has become a common saw, the laymen's carpe diem, a term that's become as popular as a piece of argot as "sounds like a plan."

Just Playing Around: Why E-lit Matters

Illya Szilak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

In this blog post, I continue my discussion of Jason Nelson's works of interactive poetry, which he affectionately calls his "creatures," by considering two quotes, the first from contemporary philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the second from poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

What Did We Learn From 9/11?

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

Human beings have great difficulty accepting and dwelling in such existential vulnerability. We fall into what the philosopher Martin Heidegger called idle talk.

Review of Romano's America the Philosophical

Michael Roth | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Romano does offer a series of often intelligent reflections on a diverse group of American writers. That doesn't make his work or our country philosophical, but it does remind us of books we might turn to as we continue our conversations.

Is That All There Is? Conversion, Recursion And Excursion

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

Conversion describes the gathering of the present; it is the unity of the present with the modes of being past and future.

Hans Jonas: The Most Inspiring Teacher That I Never Met

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 10.11.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Hans Jonas was one of the most important 20th century Jewish philosophers. But within the Jewish community, he is virtually unknown.

Heidegger's Glasses: Haunting Letters From the Underground

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Moret

Heidegger is a tour de force whose imagery haunts the reader long after the final page is turned.

The Jewish Question and the Lethal Competition for Who Suffers Most

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

We seem more willing to fight for the right to win whatever prize one gets for having suffered the most than to learn the lessons from those episodes in order to improve the human climate.

Sleeping With Your Guru

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Brilliant, talented, successful women sacrifice their lives and dignity to male mentors. What are they thinking?

"Only God Can Save Us"

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We need to commit ourselves to a vision bigger than is reasonable and go into action to clean up our messes and create the world we want -- a world that works for everyone.

Perspectives on Integral Ecology--2

Ross Robertson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ross Robertson

Animals (and presumably plants, too) have "worlds" of their own. Non-human life forms are not machines reacting to stimuli, but have their own ways of registering the phenomena that show up within their worlds.