Philosophy

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Great academic philosophers love to write about sports. It gives them an opportunity to opine about issues that average people care about. Why must you follow the rules of the game?

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“Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift, my curse. Who am I?

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In the United States, the current election season has brought forth a motley grab bag of presidential candidates.

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In “Mercury,” the first of four all-too-brief essays that together comprise the final thin volume of his writings, entitled Gratitude, Oliver Sacks writes of his patients “in their ninetie

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“Tell me how you read and I'll tell you who you are.” Martin Heidegger said these words with conviction.

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“Not exactly a party game, but a genuine mind-bending variety of puzzles on issues that matter to us . . .”

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“. . . encapsulates the major ideas of Western thought into a simple and honest narrative.”

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“. . . a needed focus on the complicated debate.”

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“In God’s Shadow is an interesting scholarly book on a challenging topic.”

“How much room for politics can there be when God is the ultimate ruler?”

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“Dr. Gazzaniga is careful to explain complex scientific data in terms that those outside the neurosciences can understand.

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“Professor DiCarlo’s contribution is not to be a pain in any body part, but rather to write on methods of argumentation and criticism; and to answer important questions.”

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Trungpa Rinpoche’s controversial “crazy wisdom” methods of cutting through “spiritual materialism” to penetrate the superficially captivated, shopping-mall mentality of his Western audiences with t