Charlie Jacobsen

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How to Build a Classy Concrete Countertop

Don't worry about choosing tile for you kitchen remodel, try DIY concrete countertops instead.<p>Concrete countertops are just one of the many kitchen countertop options to choose from. You can purchase precast counters from fabricators that are cured and finished in a workshop and which can be …

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The Daily Life of Darth Vader

Selon l’artiste Paweł Kadysz, Dark Vador a lui aussi un quotidien semblable au notre. À travers cette série photo qu’il nourrit chaque jour avec un …

Art

Philosophy booms with popular answers to life's big questions

The immense success of writers such as Richard David Precht, festivals of ideas and philosophy magazines is has made thinking hip again. But is this …

New Translation of Descartes Brings Philosophy to the Bro Masses

Bros, Dudes, Brahs, and Homies, rejoice!<p>I know philosophy can be, like, hard, and stuff, but never fear—Tommy Maranges is here to help distill some …

Michael Patton and Kevin Cannon’s Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy, reviewed.

Can one lone pre-Socratic in a canoe teach you everything you failed to learn about philosophy in college? Of course (though how can you be certain …

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.06.03

Apuleian studies has thrived over the last 30 years. The majority of research in the field has focused explicitly or implicitly on <i>The Metamorphoses</i>. …

The examined life: why philosophy needs to engage with the world, but hasn't

“What do you do for a crust?” is usually one of the more predictable questions you’ll be asked at a social gathering. It’s classic small talk – we …

Is Philosophy the Most Practical Major?

One of the many small surprises of the recession has been a significant growth in the number of philosophy majors, according the the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i>. It has slightly exceeded the growth of enrollments in the last ten years; many other humanities and social science fields have just kept up. At …

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

Alain de Botton's self-help books for those who style themselves as intellectuals are making their way to the United States.<p>Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. It’s vaguely associated …

What Explains Female Under-Representation Among Philosophy Majors?

Evidence from a new study seeking to explain why women are under-represented among philosophy majors suggests that they are <b>not</b> discouraged by …

Philosophy via Facebook? Why not?

Academic philosophers tend to have a narrow view of what is valuable philosophical work. Hiring, tenure, promotion and prestige depend mainly on one's ability to produce journal articles in a particular theoretical, abstract style, mostly in reaction to a small group of canonical and 20th century …

Philosophy: Understanding big ideas

Philosophy is a discipline open to anyone – all you need is a bit of curiosity and an open mind. If you wish you’d studied philosophy at school, or want to reignite your passion for the subject, you won’t want to miss this inspiring masterclass with <b>Julian Baggini</b>.<p>During the course, you’ll learn …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Does philosophy have a problem with women?

<b>Mary Warnock, philosopher and writer</b><p>This question has been debated by women and men in philosophy for years, and last week became the cover story in the <i>Times Literary Supplement</i>. Of all the humanities departments in British universities, only philosophy departments have a mere 25% women members. …

Gender-Neutral

Death Penalty Debate: More About Philosophy Than Law

The question whether the death penalty should exist is not a matter of law but of philosophy. That it has been upheld repeatedly by the highest court …

Schools are starting to teach kids philosophy—and it's completely changing the way students think

It's here that standardized testing creeps behind students like a shadow and where fun experiments take a back seat to rote memorization.<p>But in some ambitious K-12 schools across the country, philosophy courses have made tangible improvements to the way students learn.<p>In these classrooms, teachers …

Teaching

How Philosophy Can Make You A Better Manager

There’s been a lot of handwringing about America’s performance in STEM education lately and increasing concern that we need to step up our efforts. As the world becomes progressively more technological, so the thinking goes, those without requisite skills will get left behind.<p>Yet Fareed Zakaria …

Lady Philosophy: Loving Wisdom in Medieval Rome

A favourite text during the Middle Ages was The Consolation of Philosophy, written by the medieval philosopher, Boethius. In it, we get an unusual …

What is Love? BBC Philosophy Animations Feature Sartre, Freud, Aristophanes, Dawkins & More

The BBC's recent series of Nigel Warburton-scripted, celebrity-narrated animations in philosophy haven't shied away from the hard questions the …

Upcycling breathes new life into waste

Lenny and Heather Gallant make a living from garbage.<p>The couple run BirdMouse eco-furniture from their home in Souris, PEI. They turn salvaged …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

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