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Erich Fromm’s Six Rules of Listening: Learn the Keys to Understanding Other People from the Famed Psychologist

The basic rule for practicing this art is the complete concentration of the listener.<p>Nothing of importance must be on his mind, he must be optimally …

Faceted Classification

John Stuart Mill: Doodles offer insight into philosopher's thought

<b>Scribbles, notes and drawings from the personal library of John Stuart Mill shed new light on one of Britain's great philosophers, say researchers.</b><p>A team from Somerville College, Oxford, has scoured Mill's private library of nearly 1,700 volumes.<p>Cataloguing the comments and symbols he made on the …

Oxford University

Shigir Idol found to be 11,600 years old. It was made by the survivors of the last great Ice Age

IT was found by peat bog diggers in 1894.

Archaeology

Five of the Greatest Men in History Had Bizarre and Disturbing Fetishes

Groundbreaking scientists, world-famous composers and pioneers for peace — none are exempt.<p>Where to begin?<p>Though many of history’s greatest men were …

Literature

20 Lost Cities of the Ancient World that Were Rediscovered

We were always fascinated by tales and legends of lost cities or abandoned places forgotten in the depths of time, and history never lacked of …

Archaeology

Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

SEOUL, South Korea — On May 5, 1818, in the southern German town of Trier, in the picturesque wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley, Karl Marx was born. At the time Trier was one-tenth the size it is today, with a population of around 12,000. According to one of Marx’s recent biographers, …

Karl Marx

The 48 Hour Guide To...Lisbon

The oldest city in Western Europe is suddenly the coolest spot to visit<p>If your Instagram account has already been infiltrated with sun-kissed pictures of yellow trams, blue-tiled buildings and cobbled streets you won't need convincing of the quaint beauty of Lisbon.<p>The city has been growing in …

European Travel

Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Deep Into the Heart of Trump Country: ‘I Was Utterly Disarmed’

The ‘Parts Unknown’ host discusses his upcoming West Virginia episode, why he won’t be filming in Russia and Turkey anymore, and how Trump is going …

Donald Trump

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More

Faced with the question, “who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?,” I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, “in respect to …

Trump’s miserable crew has never been so desperate

These are desperate times for the quislings of Trump. The cost of collaborating with President Trump in the continued debasement of American democracy is becoming far too high. Fifteen months into his presidency, Trump has seen a national security adviser, a former campaign chairman, a foreign …

Donald Trump

Castelao de Sao Jorge: The Complete Guide

Lisbon’s Saint George castle is hard to miss, perched at the top of a hill in the heart of the old city. Dating back to the mid-11th century, and …

Monet & Architecture review – glorious pleas for humanity show Monet in a new light

In 1918, an artist who was in his late 70s gave the French state a spectacular gift. Claude Monet, who happened to be an old friend of the prime minister, Georges Clemenceau, offered a series of dizzying paintings of his waterlily pond as a national symbol of peace, to mark the end of a murderous …

Art

The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine

In 1788, a French blacksmith named Mathurin Louschart was killed in his home by a single blow to the head. The act was committed in the blink of an eye, but the feud motivating it had festered for months. Earlier that year, the deeply conservative Mathurin had apparently taken offense at his son …

Antonio Damasio, Feeling, and the Evolution of Consciousness: Siri Hustvedt on “The Strange Order of Things”

ANTONIO DAMASIO has been an influential and highly regarded neuroscientist for decades, not only in his field but beyond it. As a person who roams …

Blackpool struggles to kick heroin amid seaside deprivation

Locals blame poverty and budget cuts for its position as a national hotspot for deaths from the drug<p>When Johnny first tried heroin in 1987 aged 15, he had been told the drug was a bit like cannabis. “If someone had said to me then, ‘See that bag of brown powder you’re picking up? Kiss goodbye to …

Blackpool

The Strange Business of Being in the World

<i>SENSES OF MYSTERY</i> ASKS what is perhaps the most fundamental question in philosophy: what is the nature of our being in the world? Answering it …

Mystery solved: The seafloor depressions off South Island

The largest of the depressions on the Chatham Rise is 11km in diameter, large enough to contain the city of Wellington.<p><b>Giant depressions and smaller</b> …

12 reasons why Amsterdam is (always) a good idea

For some, the very thought of Amsterdam evokes notions of a seedy red-light district and weed-infused coffee shops. The real Amsterdam, however, …

Why Are Sportswriters Whitewashing Baseball’s Dark Secrets?

The latest Hall of Fame class shows how the writers have always seen themselves as gatekeepers to baseball’s citadel of purity.<p>The results are in. …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

Social Media

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Maps

M65 Field Jacket - A Utilitarian Appeal | How to Wear It

Originally conceived for utilitarian purposes, the field jacket was created specifically for military practicality. And like all things functional …

Is God really dead? Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell and Christianity

Friedrich Nietzsche is an influential thinker, but he is not without critics. One of the best of them is British philosopher Bertrand Russell.<br>Read …

Friedrich Nietzsche

A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency

Peter Sloterdijk has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal democracy. Now his ideas seem prophetic.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One weekend last June, in an auditorium in the German city of Karlsruhe, the philosopher …

The Enthralling, Anxious World of Vladimir Nabokov’s Dreams

Dreams are boring. On the list of tedious conversation topics, they fall somewhere between the five-day forecast and golf. As for writing about them, even Henry James, who’s seldom accused of playing to the cheap seats, had a rule: “Tell a dream, lose a reader.” I can remember when I accepted that …

Five big philosophical questions: my modest take

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Oxford University Press

This Deep-Sea Creature Lays Its Eggs on Hydrothermal Vents—A First

The Pacific white skate lay its eggs on superheated hydrothermal vents, and then may wait more than four years for the eggs to hatch.<p>The world’s most patient mom may be a deep-sea octopus that tends her eggs for nearly 4.5 years. But now, there may be a new contender for her throne.<p>Scientists have …

Is the Universe a conscious mind?

Cosmopsychism might seem crazy, but it provides a robust explanatory model for how the Universe became fine-tuned for life<i>By Philip Goff</i>Read at Aeon

Physics

The Best Modern Philosophy Books

<b>We’ve now explored both the most important philosophy books as well as the best philosophy books for beginners, however – naturally these lists are</b> …

Seatfrog: The app which allows you to bid for an upgrade on Virgin Trains East Coast line

Perhaps you have seen the entertaining new Emirates ad, urging travellers to “upgrade your airline”?<p>A good way to do just that: switch from an …