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Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ from German philosophy festival

Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views.<p>The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through …

A bubbly universe: Searching in space for quantum foam

An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has …

Universe

Why the law doesn’t apply to people like David Petraeus

<b>David H. Petraeus (AP/Reed Saxon)</b><p>Newly released documents show how his powerful allies went to bat for him — by claiming Iraq was a success<p>Marcy Wheeler<p>June 12, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>Not only does the national security elite believe members of their club should face different standards of justice, but …

No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the …

10 Atheists Who Engage Religion Charitably

David Bentley Hart is one of our foremost theologian-philosophers, an American intellectual treasure who has ransacked the thesaurus while writing …

The Red Flag and the Tricolore by Alain Badiou

<b>1. Background: the world situation</b><p>Today the figure of global capitalism has taken over the entire world. The world is subject to the ruling …

Jamin Raskin, “A last interview with French philosopher Michel Foucault”, City Paper – now found and available online

I’d almost given up on this, but I now have a copy of one of the really elusive texts I’ve been hunting for – Jamin Raskin, “A last interview with …

Foucault books: update 23 – working with the Semiotext(e) archive

Fales reading room, via NYU Gallatin<p>I have now finished working through all the papers in Sylvère Lotringer’s Semiotext(e) archive in the Fales …

Columbia University

How Science Can Learn From Writing That Is “Not Even Wrong” - Facts So Romantic

“…when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.” –Nietzsche<p>For some people, this quote is very evocative. It feels important, and …

The Hidden Story of Jesus in the Old Testament

<b>There are many figures that foreshadow Jesus in the Old Testament</b>—Adam, David, and Moses come to mind—but the basic story of Jesus itself is deeply …

Theology

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The Irish Church’s failures have caused its people to choose secularism over faith

Secularism has filled the vacuum left by the decline of Irish Catholicism<p>Saturday’s vote for same-sex marriage in Ireland is one for the history …

Jewish artifacts in ISIS’s hands after capture of ancient city

ISIS militants routed Syrian government forces from the ancient city of Palmyra last week and now historians fear they will destroy a 2,000-year-old …

Why Does College Cost Too Much? Ask Karl Marx.

How is it that college costs have soared so completely out of control that we now face a terrifying tuition bubble, crushing levels of college debt on families and students and an imminent student loan collapse?<p>Many ideas have been posited to attempt to explain the growing disconnect of American …

Wounded Egyptian soldier kidnapped and killed in Sinai: sources | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants kidnapped a wounded Egyptian soldier then killed him in the restive North Sinai province on Friday, security sources said.<p>Gunmen stopped an ambulance carrying two wounded soldiers south of the provincial capital of Al-Arish, the sources told …

Why the 'New Shakespeare Portrait' Is NOT Shakespeare

A great deal of fuss has been made this week about a supposed "newly discovered portrait of Shakespeare" found on the title page engraving of sixteenth century botany book. The editor of UK lifestyle magazine <i>Country Life,</i> in which the discovery was announced, declared it "The Literary Discovery of …

A Mentally Ill Man Was Accused of Burning a Koran — and What Happened Next Sent Christians Fleeing

After a mentally ill man was accused of burning a Koran in Pakistan, a mob of angry Muslims reportedly attacked and looted Christians’ homes and attempted to torch a church before being stopped by authorities.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Police clashed with attackers in Lahore as hundreds of locals …

3 Difficult-To-Swallow Truths About The History Of Education And The Future Of Technology

One part of the current education reform agenda argues that the internet has made the world bigger. Or, more accurately, the boundaries of our everyday experiences have expanded. Therefore, because we are more connected than ever before, the story goes, we need to think about education as the …

Education

Louisiana Tourism Industry At Odds With Bobby Jindal Over Religious Freedom Bill

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) have drawn a line in the sand following …

Who polices the 'Ethics Police'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "The experiment worked," the doctor told me, "but the patient died."<p>The patient was my father, who was diagnosed with leukemia. Three months earlier, the doctor said my father would probably live only three months. No effective therapy existed. Most doctors would not offer any …

Sotomayor And Roberts Clash As Supreme Court Expands Power Of Bankruptcy Courts

An otherwise arcane bankruptcy case handed the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court a bitter defeat at the hands of the court’s second-most junior judge over an issue he considers “sacred,” while the ghost of Anna Nicole Smith no doubt smiled approvingly overhead.<p>Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in</i> …

America’s descent into a world of madness: The nihilistic philosophy guiding us into the future

As technology transforms both society and war, what hidden costs are we overlooking? What are we really giving up?<p>“I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are grey,” said 13-year-old Zubair, a Pakistani child, during a 2013 congressional …