Nick Koski

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"Staring Contests That Make Philosophy Interesting"

<i>Imagine two people arguing about free will. One of them, let’s call her Olga the Optimist, has just heard about compatibilism and happily accepts the</i> …

What Philosophy Makes You Worse At

Over at the group blog, <i>A Philosopher’s Take</i>, new contributor Mike Steiner (a philosophy PhD who went into the business world) has a post up asking …

Here's How You Can Meditate Anytime, Anywhere

There are many misconceptions about meditation that Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche wants to set straight. The biggest one? You don’t have to quiet your mind for an extended period of time in order to reap the benefits.<p>You have the ability to engage in the practice anytime, anywhere. The …

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Things Have Gotten Much Worse Since An Inconvenient Truth

In 2006, Al Gore’s <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i> spread the idea of human-caused climate change far and wide in what is now considered a watershed moment for …

It's Funny How Humor Works

As Groucho knew, it's a form of mental exercise that expands our flexibility and stamina<p>By<p>Scott Weems<p>"I just shot an elephant in my pajamas," goes the old Groucho Marx joke. "How he got in my pajamas I don't know."<p>You've probably heard that one before, or something similar. For example, while …

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