American Philosophy

How To Start Taking Steps Toward Realizing Your Dream

One day in February of 1972, I turned on the TV and I saw something that changed my life: the Sapporo Winter Olympics. After watching the pageantry of the Opening Ceremonies and the thrilling competitions, I turned to my younger brother Marcelo and said, “I’m going to be in the Olympics!”<p>It takes …

Motivation

50 Adventure Quotes to Inspire You To Explore Our Amazing World!

If you’ve found your way to this page it’s either because you are planning your next amazing trip and are looking for some <b>adventure quotes to get you</b> …

Motivation

Too Future. Thursdays Vol. 219

Too Future.Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Website☏☏☏☏Too Future. Thursdays Vol. 219 | PlaylistSTAY IN THE KNOW! <b>FOLLOW US ON SPOTIFY</b><b>Too Future.</b> …

Music

A Critic Who Worships Literature, and Defends His Faith Accordingly

<b>AMERICAN AUDACITY</b> <b><br>In Defense of Literary Daring</b><br>By William Giraldi<br>462 pp. Liveright. $30.<p>If literature, as William Giraldi writes in “American Audacity,” is “the one religion worth having,” then Giraldi is our most tenacious revivalist preacher, his sermons galvanized by a righteous exhortative …

Literature

Jack Dorsey is thinking about reinventing Twitter, as he moves closer to tech peers on Alex Jones

Twitter Inc. and Chief Executive Jack Dorsey made headlines this week after finally coming down on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, giving him a …

Jack Dorsey

Give Jackson Park Golf Course a facelift — and forget Tiger Woods

Aw, go ahead, Chicago Park District, take a mulligan.<p>Like many of my tee shots, the notion of combining two scruffy municipal golf courses into one world-class course is magnificent in theory. The two Park District courses, the 18-hole Jackson Park layout and the South Shore nine-hole layout, wend …

Tiger Woods

US firebrand Cornel West on why the left must keep debating the right

Cornel West: "You have to believe in rational exchange. You have to believe in intellectual persuasion."<p>US firebrand intellectual Cornel West says …

Cornel West

22 Captions For Your Next Vineyard Trip, Because The Best Sip Is Yet To Come

It's wine time, and you deserve to know how peaceful it is to stroll through the vineyard with a glass of rosé in hand. Let's be honest: You could …

Wine

APA Announces Winners of the 2018 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize

Each year, the American Philosophical Association (APA) awards the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize, given to the two best published articles in …

Philosophy

Women in Philosophy: Trans Philosophers and The Politics of Bathrooms

by Tamsin Kimoto<p>Trans scholars have written extensively on the politics of bathrooms and other sites of administrating gender. Perry Zurn, for …

Philosophy

"We're Going to Get More, and More Interesting, Kinds of Philosophy"

That’s, uh, me, from a conversation with Daniel Kaufman (Missouri State) on his <i>Sophia</i> program on MeaningOfLife.tv.<p>Yes, it was the event that regular …

Philosophy

What if the Volokh Conspiracy Bloggers Were a Law School Faculty?

The latest Brian Leiter law faculty "scholarly impact" ranking based on law journal citation counts of each school's top ten tenured faculty is now …

Top 10

On Wildness

“Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.” – Henry David Thoreau<p>Here is my garden this …

Henry David Thoreau

40 Outstanding Photos Of Pets With Kids That Will Make You Smile

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots of pets and kids in this photo contest with chances to win a Neewer 8"x6"/20x15cm …

Pets

Female NYU Professor Suspended For Sexually Harassing Male Student

A celebrated female professor of German and Comparative Literature at NYU has been suspended for the coming academic year after an 11-month Title IX …

New York City

You've Made It -- So What Happens Next?

After years of striving, you’ve reached the top of your game. The accolades, the recognition, the promotion, the monetary rewards — they are all yours, and it feels good. And yet, could it be that there is still something missing?<p>You notice a colleague who goes home every day at 5:30 and seems to …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

After shooting by St. Paul police, Hughes’ sister raising money for grave marker

The older sister of William James Hughes, who was fatally shot by St. Paul police officers this month, is raising money for a headstone.“I would like …

Science Museums

Charlie Burg calls forth literary inspiration on smoky, sultry 'Two, Moonlight' EP

Detroit-hailing crooner Charlie Burg presents a soulful slice of life in his recent Two, Moonlight EP. Drawing inspiration from literature, and the …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

These Travel Books Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

A couple of years ago, I discovered bibliotherapy, defined in a <i>New Yorker</i> article as “the ancient practice of encouraging reading for therapeutic effect.”<p>In these surreal times, this resonated strongly with me, and I gratefully accepted a generous offer from my Facebook friend, Rachel Stevenson, …

Henry David Thoreau

Frank and Zwier Win the 2018 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize

The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Dr. David Frank (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Dr. Karen Zwier (Iowa …

Philosophy

On This Day..... August 14

Aug 14, 2018<p><b>AUGUST 14TH</b><p>TODAY IS NATIONAL VICTORY OVER JAPAN DAY<br>• TODAY IS NATIONAL CREAMISCLE DAY<p><b>BIRTHDAYS:</b><p>DOC HOLLIDAY (1851-1887)<br>• ALICE GHOSTLEY …

Los Angeles

Q&A: Philosopher cites Hitler during Trump debate, sends audience into a frenzy

Monday night’s episode of <i>Q&A</i> hosted scholar and poet Dr Cornel West alongside Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz – an interesting combination to …

Cornel West

Cornel West on Q&A: 'Donald Trump is a gangster' – video

With his fiery brand of oratory, the philosopher and activist speaks about the decaying soul of the United States under a Trump presidency. The Australian Liberal senator Eric Abetz rejects West's view by pointing to burgeoning employment under Trump

Donald Trump

How to be busy without feeling overwhelmed

“Busy” doesn’t really mean “productive”; here’s how to switch your focus to what really matters.<p>At most moments in the day, we’re busy doing something; however, there’s a big difference between being busy and productive and just being busy. It’s easy to fall into the latter category when days are …

Time Management

Q&A: Trump branded a 'gangster' whose vision of America is triumphing

The philosopher and activist Cornel West has labelled the US president, Donald Trump, a “gangster” whose vision of America is “triumphing” during a fiery episode of the ABC’s Q&A program in which panellists also traded blows on energy and free speech.<p>The Coalition senator Eric Abetz refused to back …

Gender-Neutral

Please enjoy this endless stream of Atlas Shrugged fans cosplaying as "John Galt"

“Who is John Galt?” is a line that appears numerous times throughout Ayn Rand’s 1957 magnum opus <i>Atlas Shrugged</i>. The semi-rhetorical question refers …

Viral Marketing

An Emily Dickinson Reading List

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Literature

SUBTERRANEAN by Sarah Colombo

In this dystopian novel, a counselor searches for his missing girlfriend, a tech heiress who was raised off the grid.<p>In America’s near future, Ronnie …

Social Media

Dr Cornel West: 'There is such a thing as hate speech'

One of America’s great minds is coming to New Zealand.<p>Dr Cornel West has been fighting for what he calls justice in America for decades.<p>He’s been …

Cornel West

25 Instagram Captions For Twirling Around In Flower Fields

Raise your hand if you feel like August is speeding by and seriously needs to slow down. (Hey summer, stop and smell the roses!) Speaking of roses, …

Ralph Waldo Emerson