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Barbara Herman to Deliver the 2018–2019 de Gruyter Kant Lecture

The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Professor Barbara Herman (University of California, Los Angeles) will deliver the …

Philosophy

Noam Chomsky Explains What’s Wrong with Postmodern Philosophy & French Intellectuals, and How They End Up Supporting Oppressive Power Structures

Noam Chomsky has always had irascible tendencies—when he doesn’t like something, he lets us know it, without ever raising his voice and usually with …

Why Trump’s funding threat to Palestinians is even more dangerous than Jerusalem move

The US president is treating the Middle East peace process like a Manhattan property deal that he can bully to the table<p>Donald Trump’s latest intervention in the Middle East peace process – one he has already upended by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – looks like being his most chaotic …

Middle East

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

Jack London: His Life and Work

Prolific American Author and Activist<p>John Griffith Chaney, better known by his pseudonym Jack London, was born on January 12, 1876. He was an …

Literature

The Methods of Analytic Philosophy

<i>People like me, who have been trying to do philosophy for more than forty years, do in due course learn, if they’re lucky, how to do what they’ve</i> …

5 Famous Classic Italian Writers

Italian literature goes beyond Dante; there are many other classic Italian authors worth reading. Here's a list of famous writers from Italy to add …

9 Books From the 1930s That Resonate Today

Reading 1930s Literature as Past or Prediction<p>The 1930s saw protectionist policies, isolationist doctrines, and a rise of authoritarian regimes …

Literature

'Moby Dick' Quotes

Herman Melville's Famous Epic Novel<p>"Moby Dick," a famous novel by Herman Melville, is a classic tale about a ship captain's epic quest to find and …

Every Character in Moby Dick

Do You Know Your Queequeg From Your Daggoo?<p>"Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville is one of the most famous and most intimidating novels ever written. Still …

Literature

Why are so many politicians prepared to risk their careers over sex? | Mary Dejevsky

High-profile political figures know they face disgrace if they’re found out. Power is their driving force – but vanity and narcissism play their part too<p>Let’s leave aside the lists and the spreadsheets that may or may not see the light of day; the accusations, the recriminations and the more or …

China’s planning a 1,000km tunnel to divert water away from one of India’s largest rivers

China is working on an incredibly ambitious water diversion project involving the Brahmaputra, one of India’s largest rivers, which may become another point of tension between the two Asian neighbours.<p>Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000-kilometre (km) …

China