Philosophy

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The very human side of Alan Watts, the East-meets-West scholar of the 1950s and libertine philosopher of the 1960s, comes alive in this wide-ranging collection of letters compiled by his two eldest

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Surprisingly few historians and scholars of religion seriously consider what vast numbers of Americans actually believe and experience in their spiritual lives. Jeffrey J.

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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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“Nafis Sadik is a woman who set out to ‘change the world’—and in many ways she did just that.”

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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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“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”

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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