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Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche review – why mainstream culture, not the universities, is doing our best thinking

Throughout his life Nietzsche thought of himself as an educator, but the time he spent working in higher education was not long and much of it he found frustrating. Appointed professor in classical philology at the University of Basel in 1869 when he was only 24 years old, he was seen as a prodigy …

Higher Education

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

Psychology

Jihadism is not nihilism: What everyone gets wrong about ISIS

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>Religious fanaticism is a consequence of faith, not of losing faith. It’s important that we make the distinction<p>Marty Kaplan<p>November 24, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith. In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic …

Religion

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

The dangerous past

June 2015. Clouds are scudding across a pale, bright winter sky on the road from Sydney to Canberra as the fall of the Roman Republic unfolds before …

Why Philosophy Should Become More Like Pop Music

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

Richard Dawkins says UK cinemas should screen the Lord's Prayer

The Church of England has received unlikely backing from the biologist and prominent atheist Richard Dawkins after the UK’s three leading cinema chains refused to screen its advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer.<p>The 60-second advert was due to be shown before Star Wars: the Force Awakens, released on …

Religion

The 15 Best Movies Influenced by The Philosophy of Albert Camus

If you consider “Absurd” to be whatever is without any meaning, or not connected to any meaning, you’re probably in the wrong list, but if you …

Cannes Film Festival