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12 days ago

Another paradox of neoliberalism is that universal competition relies upon universal quantification and comparison. The result is that workers, job-seekers and public services of every kind are subject to a pettifogging, stifling regime of assessment and monitoring, designed to identify the winners and punish the losers. The doctrine that Von Mises proposed would free us from the bureaucratic nightmare of central planning has instead created one.

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

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17 days ago

Literatura de esquerda – por Damián Tabarovsky

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19 days ago

is it more likely that a painful-to-acknowledge sense of inadequacy will promote an intellectual defensiveness and resistance to ideas not intuitively obvious?

Our world outsmarts us

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21 days ago

Librarians in the 21st Century: It Is Becoming Impossible to Remain Neutral

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26 days ago

When faced with so-called ‘progressive business’, stay skeptical

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31 days ago

Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’

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32 days ago

What Do Blind People Actually See?

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34 days ago

Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

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35 days ago

"DAMIÁN TABAROVSKY: "A LITERATURA SE OPÕE AO DIÁLOGO""

2015

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35 days ago

"that’s par for the course in philosophy – it rarely proves anything conclusively. "

Philosophy tool kit

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44 days ago

Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

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44 days ago

Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary

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44 days ago

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

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44 days ago

What is good rhetoric?

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46 days ago

A Great Writer We Should Know

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46 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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58 days ago

Well…that happened – reflections on a joke

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58 days ago

Read the CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless, Kafkaesque Guide to Subverting Any Organization with “Purposeful Stupidity” (1944)

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59 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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59 days ago

"At the trial in which he would be sentenced to death, Socrates (as quoted by Plato) said that the unexamined life isn’t worth living. Reading is the best way I know to learn how to examine your life."

The Need to Read

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59 days ago

The Stockholm Syndrome Theory of Long Novels

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59 days ago

Does Depression Have an Evolutionary Purpose?

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59 days ago

"Musil was right: “Philosophers are violent and aggressive persons who, having no army at their disposal, bring the world into subjection to themselves by means of locking it up in a system.”"

Adversarialism in Philosophy: A Prosecution

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59 days ago

"Beneath the surface of this amusing situation, however, is an intriguing tangle of questions about high and low culture, the nature of poetry, the nature of songwriting, the power of celebrity and the relative authority of different art forms."

After Dylan’s Nobel, What Makes a Poet a Poet?

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59 days ago

How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution

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60 days ago

Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

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60 days ago

A Brief Review of Walls in Literature

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62 days ago

It wasn’t just hate. Fascism offered robust social welfare

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62 days ago

My Brother and Me at the World’s Largest Gathering of Twins

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63 days ago

A Change in Perspective: Embracing Omniscience in Fiction Writing

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70 days ago

A Linguist Explains Emoji and What Language Death Actually Looks Like

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70 days ago

When Things Go Missing

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70 days ago

A defence of summer boredom

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70 days ago

Spurious

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72 days ago

"For the most part throughout history, people didn’t climb mountains unless they absolutely had to. In ancient times mountains were often seen as the seat of the gods and the idea of going up one for fun would have seemed not just foolish, but blasphemous. You had to be Moses to climb Horeb of Sinai and stand face to face with God. Climbing mountains was not for mere mortals."

Via Ferrata Pisciadù

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72 days ago

The Gender Gap In Philosophy (guest post by Morgan Thompson)

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73 days ago

When Femininity is Code for Feelings

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73 days ago

Italo Calvino: “There are two wrong ways of thinking of a possible political use for literature”

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73 days ago

"When despair becomes the most common experience, the most widespread, it is no longer possible to ignore the specific questions raised by the death of God, the questions, dare I say, worthy of the death of God."

Spurious

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75 days ago

"One of the most attractive features of cats is that contentment is their default state. Unlike human beings – particularly of the modern variety – they do not spend their days in laborious pursuit of a fantasy of happiness. "

What cats can teach us about how to live

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75 days ago

Cats, a Breviary | Discoveries

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75 days ago

If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?

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76 days ago

"You don’t need a bedside picture of Lenin to believe in what sociologists call conflict theory, or the idea that society is composed of struggling classes."

Hooray for cultural Marxism

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76 days ago

"Do back exercises. Pain is distracting."

Writing Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell

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76 days ago

Of All That Ends: Günter Grass and the Truths of Memory

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76 days ago

"What do we mean, exactly, by the term bullshit? As a first approximation, bullshit is language, statistical figures, data graphics, and other forms of presentation intended to persuade by impressing and overwhelming a reader or listener, with a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence."

"Calling Bullshit" : See the Syllabus for a College Course Designed to Identify & Combat Bullshit Open Culture

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76 days ago

Magnificent Cardboard Airships by Jeroen van Kesterenby Christopher Jobson on March 10, 2017

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76 days ago

"Some people are wary of combining art and science or words and numbers. I think, when done properly, the union is beautiful."

From 'alibi' to 'mauve': what famous writers' most used words say about them

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76 days ago

"The most important process underlying strokes of creative genius is cognitive disinhibition—the tendency to pay attention to things that normally should be ignored or filtered out by attention because they appear irrelevant."

If You Think You’re a Genius, You’re Crazy

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76 days ago

"There is, however, a strong impulse among lexicographers to catalog the language as it is used, and there is a considerable body of evidence indicating that literally has been used in this fashion for a very long time. "

Did We Change the Definition of 'Literally'?

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