Statue of James Joyce reading at his grave in Zurich, Switzerland.
Get past the first 100 pages and you'll see that Joyce's style of writing mostly goes against what philosophers understand of the stream of consciousness.
Adil Najam, international relations professor at Boston University, interviewed 99 experts about what the post-pandemic future will bring.
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There's no going back to normal after COVID-19, partly because our pre-pandemic world was anything but normal.
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From failing to consider the costs of not locking down, to underestimating the role of dumb luck in a pandemic, here are some critical thinking mistakes not to repeat in 2021.
Quantum mechanics is strange. A philosopher explains just how strange, and what it means for reality.
Understanding our own limitations, and turning to hope, can help us deal with hardship.
The brain is a mystery.
How we perceive what's going on in the periphery can reveal a lot about our conscious minds.
Beethoven statue in Vienna, Austria.
In his work, many heard freedom as espoused by contemporary Enlightenment philosophers, like Immanuel Kant.
Who else will Trump save from the chop before leaving office?
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Speculation has swirled over whom President Trump may pardon before leaving office. But why do presidents have the right to pardon, and how should it be used?
President Donald Trump plays a round of golf on July 15, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland.
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Though hypocrites seemingly relinquish their moral authority, the trial against Socrates shows us that our favoritism for public figures is stronger than our judgments of their hypocrisy.
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.