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Newsletter: June 2022

Which stories we tell, and how we tell them, goes a long way toward articulating who we are and how we understand ourselves.

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Newsletter: May 2022

Sages and mystics of many stripes have claimed that the secret to life lies in hidden in some unexpected place. An equation from probability theory devised by an eighteenth-century statistician is certainly not the least unusual.

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Newsletter: April 2022

The Indian dramatist crafts distinctive emotional effects that allow the audience to savour those emotions; those emotional flavours, or rasas, culminate in a savouring of tranquility; and savouring tranquility offers a foretaste of the spiritual liberation that is our ultimate goal. Not at all bad for a night out at the theatre.

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Newsletter: March 2022

If you want to be a better person, the subject you should study is mathematics.

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Newsletter: February 2022

We live in an era that’s impatient and grasping, says Heidegger. Our technological prowess is only the most outward evidence of this more general way of being in the world.

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Newsletter: January 2022

It’s as if Plato were proposing a wholesale ban on Hollywood, Netflix, the publishing industry, and pop music—and that’s just for starters.

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Newsletter: December 2021

There’s no easy way around Singer’s argument once you encounter it. That’s what makes it dangerous.

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Newsletter: November 2021

According to Grasshopper, the best life is a life devoted to playing games.

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Newsletter: October 2021

On one hand, Heidegger is arguably the most important figure in European philosophy in the twentieth century. On the other hand, he was for a time a card-carrying member of the Nazi Party.

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Newsletter: September 2021

If we can learn to learn from one another, the philosophy of the Americas has tremendous potential for syncretism and growth.

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