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Albert Vs. Jean-Paul: Why Camus Was Not an Existentialist

When Johnny Depp raises a wry eyebrow on screen, it's an "existential performance." When Donald Rumsfeld spoke of "unknown unknowns," it was existential poetry. Though many politicians and entertainers welcome the label, now applied so loosely, Camus certainly did not. Even so, many journalists and …

Dr Seuss On Writing

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist who published 46 children’s book including <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and <i>The Cat in the Hat.</i> …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

What Comes After Religion: The Search for Meaning in Secular Life

“We need reminders to be good, places to reawaken awe, something to reawaken our kinder, less selfish impulses…”<p>In their series of animated essays, The School of Life have contemplated what great books do for the soul, how to merge money and meaning, and what philosophy is for. Now comes a …

Religion

The 22 Rules to Perfect Storytelling, According to Pixar

Back in 2012, now-former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a series of pearls of narrative wisdom she had picked up from working at the …

Animation

10 Books That Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

There are books that change your entire mindset and shift your perception into a hole new paradigm. These books inspire you to read more and to …

Why You Should Never Date A Philosopher

Philosophers can be very difficult people. They are picky and like things a particular way. They are egocentric and often a bit brutal. However, they …

Relationships

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, …

Philosopher Judith Butler on Doubting Love

<i>“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the imagination,”</i> <b>John Keats</b> famously wrote. John Keats, who also argued for the gift of “negative capability” — the intricate art of embracing uncertainty and living with those shaky in-between states, echoing …