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Blogs do milênio passado: uma vida escrevendo na internet

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When Life Asks for Everything

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3 days ago

The future looks expensive

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3 days ago

ótimo texto do marcelo ferlin <3

O espírito da Draco

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Writing Characters with Depression: What You&#039;re Doing Wrong

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Sherlock Holmes – Aventuras secretas no Kindle for Samsung

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8 days ago

xkcd Phone 6

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9 days ago

There’s a strong impulse in our culture to run away from these little corners. We’re told that society’s winners will be the thinkers who network, collaborate, create, and strategize in concert with others. Our kids are taught to study in groups, to execute projects as teams. Our workplaces have been stripped of walls so that the organization functions as a unit. The big tech companies also propel us to join the crowd—they provide us with the trending topics and their algorithms suggest that we read the same articles, tweets, and posts as the rest of the world.

There’s no doubting the creative power of conversation, the intellectual potential of humbly learning from our peers, the necessity of groups working together to solve problems. Yet none of this should replace contemplation, moments of isolation, where the mind can follow its own course to its own conclusions.

How Technology Makes Us Less Free

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23 days ago

"Late capitalism is like your love life: it looks a lot less bleak through an Instagram filter. The slow collapse of the social contract is the backdrop for a modern mania for clean eating, healthy living, personal productivity, and “radical self-love”—the insistence that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, we can achieve a meaningful existence by maintaining a positive outlook, following our bliss, and doing a few hamstring stretches as the planet burns. The more frightening the economic outlook and the more floodwaters rise, the more the public conversation is turning toward individual fulfillment as if in a desperate attempt to make us feel like we still have some control over our lives."

The Alternative to Thinking All the Time

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23 days ago

sobre essa tal de mindfulness ;)

Mind Your Own Business

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24 days ago

O escritor como leitor – por Ricardo Piglia

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95 days ago

After the intellectuals are rounded up and shut up in academia exploring their own strange symptoms, things are simple, perhaps banal – or should we say ‘pragmatic’? The imaginary ‘real world’ is a stark and barren place. Like a population purged of lepers, the public sphere separated from intellectuals expels much as ‘merely academic’.

University as an Intellectual Asylum

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106 days ago

As Marx might say, you can be an abstractionist in the morning, a photorealist in the afternoon, a minimal minimalist in the evening.

Has art ended again?

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106 days ago

We are less likely to kill ourselves for a particular reason, than when we lose reason altogether.

What Pushes a Person to Suicide?

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107 days ago

In Praise of Lost Causes

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107 days ago

Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now

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107 days ago

A vida sem pausa

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117 days ago

revolutions turn into horrible things when they renounce themselves as radical ruptures, when they deny the impossible and turn it into a mere mechanical possibility

Escape from Horror

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117 days ago

Virginia Woolf: There Are Way Too Many Personal Essays Out There

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117 days ago

In Favour of Artistic Failure

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117 days ago

To be happier, focus on what’s within your control

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130 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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135 days ago

Literatura de esquerda – por Damián Tabarovsky

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137 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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139 days ago

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

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145 days ago

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

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149 days ago

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

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150 days ago

What Do Blind People Actually See?

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153 days ago

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

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153 days ago

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

2015

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153 days ago

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

Philosophy tool kit

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162 days ago

Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

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162 days ago

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

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162 days ago

Redirecting

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162 days ago

What is good rhetoric?

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164 days ago

A Great Writer We Should Know

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164 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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176 days ago

Well…that happened – reflections on a joke

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176 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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177 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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177 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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177 days ago

The Stockholm Syndrome Theory of Long Novels

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177 days ago

Does Depression Have an Evolutionary Purpose?

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177 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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178 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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178 days ago

How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution

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178 days ago

Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

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178 days ago

A Brief Review of Walls in Literature

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180 days ago

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

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180 days ago

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

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