For three years Nietzsche lived with Lou Salomé and his gay best friend in a philosophico-erotic triangle that involved no sex but a lot of Alpine views There are unofficial rules about how a modern biography
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Just over 100 ago, New York newspapers announced the impending arrival of a visiting French philosopher, and the city buzzed. When Henri Bergson delivered his February 2013 series of lectures at Columbia
Some people are apparently totally cool with living in an absurd world. Presumably, these folks don’t experience existence as futile or see enthusiasm as foolish. However, not all of us are so lucky or
'The gentlest, most reasonable man may, if he wears a large moustache, sit as it were in its shade and feel safe' In The Gay Science, he notes how monstrous it is that young women are brought up told sex
Ryan Ketterman The engineering that helped one Mexico Beach, Florida, house outlast Hurricane Michael. On October 10, Hurricane Michael spun Category 4 winds around the upper reaches of the Sunshine State.
A stunning paper on Puerto Rican insects is just one story in an age of mass extinction. In Puerto Rico’s rainforest, scientists have observed an astounding loss of life at the very base of the food web.
I’m a little surprised by how many people tell me they have no hobbies. It may seem a small thing, but — at the risk of sounding grandiose — I see it as a sign of a civilization in decline. The idea of
One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy first flowered entirely separately in different parts of the globe at more or less the same time. The origins of Indian,
John Kaag’s fascinating new book about the German thinker seeks to tether philosophy back to the mess of daily experience. The dubious notion that philosophy is a guide to calmer living is as old as the
The origins of the aphorism are both elevated and abject, as fits a literary form of sublime ambition that is at present in a kind of disgrace. The English word, which seems first to have been used in
“Who is good if he knows not who he is? and who knows what he is, if he forgets that things which have been made are perishable, and that it is not possible for one human being to be with another always?”
(Warner Bros.) In Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, humans may be the privileged class, but it’s the replicants who are truly alive August 26, 2018 10:30pm (UTC) Excerpted from “Blade Runner” © Scott Bukatman