During the pandemic moments have folded into each other and time has moved in an odd way. The Alarm Clock by Diego Rivera.
Just because two events last a month does not mean they both last the same amount of time.
Driven by a desire to eliminate pain, some people have shockingly advocated taking the rest of nature with us.
Phantasmogoria: how the New York Times portrayed the moon and its inhabitants.
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How a series of spoof newspaper reports from America became the cradle of science fiction.
Is it a lovely autumn day, or is America burning to the ground?
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Mexican philosophers have a word for the peculiar anxiety you may be feeling: 'zozobra,' a dizziness that arises from social disintegration.
Kids can ask the best questions.
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Tolerating inquiry is essential even if there are such things as questions no one should ask.
For the Aztecs, Day of the Dead rituals helped people find balance in their personal lives and social ties.
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Day of the Dead rituals help people connect with their ancestors, which the Aztecs believed was key to well-being.
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Between 30% and 50% of the population believes in ghosts – literature, philosophy and anthropology can explain why.
What do you owe a faithful android like Data?
Philosophers say now is the time to mull over what qualities should grant an artificially intelligent machine moral standing.
Spontaneous thought, or mind wandering, occupies up to 50% of our time awake. In a time of COVID, the unruliness and unboundedness of our minds might be a great escape.
Western thinkers have long valued time alone as a form of inner rejuvenation. Here, then, are four benefits to solitude.
Hommage to Samuel Paty: “Thank you Mr. Paty to have taught us history and freedom of expression.”
The horrific death of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, highlights the importance of the work of educators who are, more than ever, on the front lines of the fight for freedom of expression.
Is everything predetermined, or is it all random? Or is there something in between that we call free will that defies our attempts to explain it?
The late education philosopher Paulo Freire would have argued that online schooling further entitles those in positions of power.
The education philosopher Paulo Freire would have denounced the pandemic-fueled proliferation of online schooling as an affront to democracy and a further entitlement for those in positions of power.
Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who passed away on September 30, also known as “Quino” poses with his comic strip character Mafalda.
Through his work, the Argentinian cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado Tejon, known to all as Quino, engaged in pointed social critique on a range of topics that are even more relevant today.
A miniature of Avicenna.
An 11th-century Persian philosopher, physician, pharmacologist, scientist and poet had a profound influence on both European thought and the Islamic world.
Philosopher Nick Bostrom's theory suggests there's a one-in-three probability we live in a simulation.
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Hope may be a better option.
Becoming aware of your own mortality can be a liberating and awakening experience.
Envy is one of the seven deadly sins – the worst of them all, according to the ‘Canterbury Tales.’
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We're supposed to suppress feelings of envy. But what if the kind spurred by school shutdowns, frontline work and cramped apartments are worth exploring – and acting upon?
An examination of academic publications since 1980 suggests the status of 'cultural Marxism' has been greatly exaggerated.