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Philosophy

REVIEW: Buckminster Fuller's 1928 Ideas & Integrities

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

6 Star and Beyond-the Essence of Fuller, the Future of Humanity I did not truly begin to understand the breadth and depth of Buckminster Fuller's thi...

Music and Joy

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What lifts you up during difficult times? Is there something in your life that can reliably center you? And even more, do you have anything readily av...

WATCH: TED TALK: Denis Dutton's, Where Beauty Comes From

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

One reason we have beauty, Denis Dutton points out in this TED talk from February: so we enjoy, and do not eat, our babies. In his talk about the Dar...

The Quality of Mercy

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

The church that's my current spiritual home is putting together a short devotional booklet for the upcoming season. And, yes, in case you're wondering...

Kafka and the True Way

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Vognar

~Franz Kafka: "The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It SEEMS intended more to cause stumb...

Homosexuality in the Military: An Anthropological Perspective

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Barber

The Spartans were not alone in their institutionalization of homosexuality in the military. The same phenomenon occurred among the Japanese samurai.

Package Design and the New Imagineers: A Conversation with Film Director Ayoub Qanir

Jason Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Silva

In today's over cluttered info-verse, conveying meaningful ideas and content is an ever-increasing challenge. Designers have to work tirelessly to make images and story more intuitive.

Science, Religion, and Sustainability: Lessons from My Grandfather

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Shireman

A Public Display of Extraordinary Ignorance, Unsupported Speculation, and Surprising Naïveté by Bill Shireman When I was about eight, and painful...

Axing Art$ And Humanitie$

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Iris Erlingsdottir

"My most heartfelt wish is to be allowed to read Nordic studies at the university, because it is my unwavering belief that doing so will cultivate my ...

When Pondering Life's Greatest Questions, Look no Further Than Yahoo!

Jason Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

There was a time when the Yahoo! website was primarily a search engine (either the poor-man's Google or Google's quasi-predecessor, depending on your ...

The Language of Long Lingering Looks

Amy Bernays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amy Bernays

He is looking over at me, giving me the eye, flirting with a cheeky grin. Speaking the only language that he as learned so far. Tongue out, arms out reached, light grunting; my baby says "food."

Crashing the Tea Party Joyride

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The Tea Party has pointed out how absent we've been in building a common narrative about modern American citizenship. But the American people long for a novel, not a sitcom. It's time for the rest of us to step up.

Manifesting the Moon

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 06.09.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Later I woke in the night saying aloud, "a beautiful aspect of nonduality is the rebirth of duality."

You Are Magnificent (VIDEO)

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sebastian Siegel

The nature of existence is to BE fully present without thinking: Zen. We've already died, and so we only risk not being here, now.

Interview With a Philosopher: Secrets That Rule the World

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Imagine a secret society of powerful people who might control world events and even mess with your life, a group brought together and set apart by a p...

Looking Towards the "Fault Tolerant Society"

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

It's well past time for the citizenry to start asking our would-be-leaders what systems they intend to put in place, not simply to prevent disaster, but to deal with disaster.

Our Blackberries, I-Phones, Droids And Souls

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Is that screen and keyboard often in your hand the greatest personal and professional tool ever, or is it the devil's device, insidiously sucking the time out of your life and the life out of your soul?

The Changing Room: Getting Your Beauty Back

Cristina Carlino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cristina Carlino

When I take care of myself, I know I am being the best I can be -- and that translates to every part of my life.

Does The Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Yours Isn't Set In Stone

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Bottom line: reality begins and ends with the observer. "We are participators," Wheeler said "in bringing about something of the universe in the distant past."

Interview With A Philosopher - The Bicycle Lane: Lance, Life, and True Success

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

I recently caught up with Greg Bassham--a former student of mine at Notre Dame and now a philosophy professor at King's College (PA), as well as an au...

Warning: My Philosophy Book Is "Potentially Damaging"

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

GreatPhilosophersBook.com, the website that I created for my forthcoming Harper Perennial book, was recently categorized by Internet web filter WebSense as a "dangerous" site.

No Way, Hemingway!

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

Ernest Hemingway once famously said that in order for one to be a man, a guy had to do four things: 1.) Plant a tree 2.) Fight a bull 3.) Have a son 4.) Write a book.

Consciousness & The Hand of Destiny

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sebastian Siegel

The tragedy of life isn't that life ends, but that for most the end doesn't feel deserved -- as if it always comes too soon.

The Changing Room: Staying Ageless with Your Child

Cristina Carlino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristina Carlino

My child showed me how to look at the little things I took for granted everyday and view them with new eyes. As a mother, I now understand that there's a part of me that will never grow old.

Interview With a Philosopher: On Replacing The U. N. Security Council

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Morris

John Davenport teaches philosophy and ponders radical ideas at Fordham University in New York City. He is the President of the Soren Kierkegaard Socie...