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35 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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45 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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45 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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47 days ago

In Praise of Lost Causes

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47 days ago

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

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47 days ago

A vida sem pausa

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56 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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56 days ago

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

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56 days ago

In Favour of Artistic Failure

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56 days ago

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

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69 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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74 days ago

Literatura de esquerda – por Damián Tabarovsky

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76 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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79 days ago

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

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84 days ago

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

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88 days ago

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

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89 days ago

What Do Blind People Actually See?

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92 days ago

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

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92 days ago

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

2015

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92 days ago

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

Philosophy tool kit

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101 days ago

Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

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101 days ago

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

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101 days ago

Redirecting

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101 days ago

What is good rhetoric?

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103 days ago

A Great Writer We Should Know

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104 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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116 days ago

Well…that happened – reflections on a joke

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116 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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116 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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116 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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116 days ago

The Stockholm Syndrome Theory of Long Novels

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116 days ago

Does Depression Have an Evolutionary Purpose?

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116 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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117 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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117 days ago

How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution

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118 days ago

Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

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118 days ago

A Brief Review of Walls in Literature

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119 days ago

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

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119 days ago

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

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120 days ago

A Change in Perspective: Embracing Omniscience in Fiction Writing

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128 days ago

A Linguist Explains Emoji and What Language Death Actually Looks Like

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128 days ago

When Things Go Missing

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128 days ago

A defence of summer boredom

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128 days ago

Spurious

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130 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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130 days ago

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

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131 days ago

When Femininity is Code for Feelings

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131 days ago

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

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131 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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133 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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