German Philosophy

13 Remarkably Inspiring Quotes on Greatness in the Workplace

Words to live, work and lead by from those who have lived a life of greatness, including Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, J.K. Rowling, Zane Grey, and others.<p>Regardless of how many Nike ads you may have absorbed thus far in your life, "Greatness" does not have to be reserved for the athletic …

J. K. Rowling

Trump and the ‘information cascade’ created a cultural reckoning

Another week, another wave of sexual harassment scandals. This week, Charlie Rose, TV interviewer of choice for the Davos set, is in the spotlight. …

Feminism

Why Sexual Desire Is Objectifying – and Hence Morally Wrong

The 18th-century philosopher Immanuel Kant believed that human beings tend to be evil. He wasn’t talking about some guy rubbing his hands and crowing …

Western Philosophy

Manifesto review – Cate Blanchett is astonishing in bravura character study

Blanchett plays 13 characters performing screeds by the likes of Marx and Debord in a hypnotically fascinating exploration of philosophy<p>There is a hypnotic fascination to this work by artist and film-maker Julian Rosefeldt, one of the few commercial films that explores the boundaries between cinema …

Cate Blanchett

James Meek · Against Passion: Passionate Politics

Lilla portrays America’s colleges (he is professor of humanities at Columbia University) as dark, suspicious places where debate has been smothered …

Martin Heidegger

Teachers set aside politics to help students tackle economic inequality

For social studies instructors, how much they address economic disparities depends on their level of civic engagement, not their ideology.<p>November …

Teaching

What Blaise Pascal Saw In A November Night Of Fire

Blaise Pascal was a mathematician, scientist, inventor, and philosopher. From the age of 16 he made historic contributions to mathematics and the …

Conservative View

21 Wise Buddhism Zen Quotes TO UNLOCK YOUR BLESSINGS

1. It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.<p>2. Hurricane Katrina …

Happiness

How the billionaire founder of LinkedIn turned his dream of being a 'public intellectual' into a life as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors

• <b>Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and an influential tech investor.</b>• <b><br>He has a masters in philosophy from Oxford and considers it useful to his approach to business.</b>• <b><br>His role as a prominent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship and careers is the result of a childhood ambition to</b> …

Silicon Valley

Hate Contemporary Architecture? Blame Economics, Not Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "The Politics of Architecture Are Not a Matter of Taste."</i><p>Late last month <i>Current Affairs</i> …

Frank Gehry

Rather Than Just Giving Thanks Try Giving This Instead

30 Unforgettable quotes that capture the spirit of giving<p>Thanksgiving is a day when many of us pause to give thanks for what we have. Sometimes our lives are so filled with good fortune that it comes easy, our blessings abound and the list of gratitudes could fill volumes. At other times, life's …

Motivation

Gandhi the philosopher

Better known as the face of non-violent protest, Gandhi was also a surprising, subtle philosopher in the Stoic tradition<i>By Richard Sorabji</i>Read at Aeon

Mahatma Gandhi

Out of the Quagmire of Words: Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Study - Los Angeles Review of Books

IN 1979, the California poet Robert Hass published his now-famous poem, “Meditation at Lagunitas.” Hass’s poem criticized poststructuralist literary …

Books

BreakPoint: Communism’s Failed Promise

This week marked a century since one of the darkest chapters in human history began, and a truly evil worldview was put into practice.‘A Different …

Conservative View

Marriage is what a couple makes of it

Guardian readers reflect on marriage and its meaning, past and present<p>Arwa Mahdawi (G2, 20 November) is right that a marriage certificate requires the fathers’ names, while a civil partnership certificate requires both parents’ names, and it’s high time this was changed. But other than that, there …

Marriage

Conversations with the petroleum brotherhood in the UAE

<i>But the exercise of labor is the worker’s own life-activity, the manifestation of his own life. . . . He works in order to live. He does not even</i> …

Long-form Journalism

The Forgotten Virtue of Gratitude

<i>Our annual Thanksgiving tradition here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.</i> <i>I wrote</i> <i>this</i> Inside Higher Ed <i>piece</i> <i>on gratitude in November 2008–JF</i><p>It was a …

Western Philosophy

Navigating Marx in the Age of Trump: An Interview with David Harvey

This fall marks the 150th anniversary since the publication of Karl Marx’s <i>Capital</i>. In his groundbreaking series, Marx famously defined capital as …

Business

Out of the Shire: Life Beyond Tolkien

If you look at what’s playing on your television, at what’s showing at the local cinema, at what video games your children are playing, or at what is …

Conservative View

Myth of the genius solitary scientist is dangerous

Picture a scientist. Seriously, right now. I’m not going to discuss the nature of the person that you have in your mind (although I am going to …

Scientific Research

What is Modern Philosophy? Part 1

<i>In 1972, I was asked to give an appreciative talk on modern philosophy at our high school’s Arts and Humanities Festival. It was an evening program for interested students, parents, staff, and community members. What follows is that presentation, which, as will be apparent, is a young man's take on</i> …

Western Philosophy

Six Ideas from Western Philosophy

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

James K. Polk

Editors' Picks for November

Love the Editors’ Picks? Try our other newsletters.<p><b>The Cambridge handbook of the psychology of prejudice</b>, ed. by Chris G. Sibley and Fiona Kate …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

These Children Want Their Fathers To Be Punished For Their Crimes

Under a brutal dictatorship in Argentina, thousands of people were killed, and babies snatched from their mother’s arms. Children of the perpetrators are now coming together to speak out against their fathers — forming a substitute family after being banished from their own.<p>BUENOS AIRES — On the …

World News

Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The prospect of bankers pouring into Frankfurt from post-Brexit Britain has worried local residents anxious about the effect on …

Karl Marx

deontology Word of the Day

Definitions for <b>deontology</b><p>ethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action.<p>Learn something<br>new every day<p>GET OUR<p>Word</i> …

Law

How to choose a UX Master’s Program

Things to consider based on roads I’ve taken<p>It’s not a secret that UX is a booming field. Many people want to break into the this area and the first …

UX Design

7 great mustaches that define Russian history - Russia Beyond

Facial hair has been a potent topic throughout Russian history. To Ivan the Terrible, a man without a beard was a heretic; under Peter the Great, a bearded man was considered an uncultured boor.<p>The stand-alone mustache, on the other hand, took a while to work its way into Russian men’s<p>grooming,and …

Russia

The Gentrification of ICOs Is Underway

<i>Dr. Paul Ennis is an assistant professor at The Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organization at University College Dublin, specializing in</i> …

Bitcoin

Reconsidering “The Reactionary Mind” in the age of you-know-who - Salon.com

Conservative intellectuals have led the way in denouncing Donald Trump as not a "true conservative." Perhaps the most powerful rebuttal comes from the heavily revised second edition of political scientist Corey Robin's book "The Reactionary Mind," on whose cover Trump replaces Sarah Palin in the …

U.S. Politics