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Sex, Morality, and Modernity: Can Immanuel Kant Unite Us?

Sex, Morality, and Modernity: Can Immanuel Kant Unite Us? | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Treating people as ends in themselves and "doing unto others..." as a bridge between traditionalists and mainstream American youth.
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The Secret Life of Passwords

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We despise them – yet we imbue them with our hopes and dreams, our dearest memories, our deepest meanings. They unlock much more than our accounts.
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Don't look now, but VICE is about to get even bigger

Don't look now, but VICE is about to get even bigger | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
VICE Media wants to take over the world -- and love them or hate them, they might just pull it off. At a $2.5 billion valuation -- which is high for a tech company and virtually unheard of for a me...
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Alan Moore: I am in charge of this universe – Tim Martin – Aeon

Alan Moore: I am in charge of this universe – Tim Martin – Aeon | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The legendary comics author Alan Moore has written a million-word novel, tribute to every eternal speck in his universe
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Nancy Sherman, the soldier's philosopher

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When does Stoic armour become a barrier to a full emotional life? I meet Nancy Sherman, who's taught & written on Stoicism in the military.
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Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker

Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Since at least the time of Greek philosophers, many writers have discovered a deep, intuitive connection between walking, thinking, and writing.
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Inside Dr. Seuss Inc.

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Most children's book franchises fade over time, but Dr. Seuss's fantastical empire is hatching more sales than ever; Horton trumpets 'Anti-Bullying Day'
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Episode 564: The Signature

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Today on the show: the signature. It's supposed to say, "This is me." But where did it come from. And why are we still using it.
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Dan Kahan's cultural cognition shows why climate-splaining is a fail. Plus applying it to Paul Krugman.

Dan Kahan's cultural cognition shows why climate-splaining is a fail. Plus applying it to Paul Krugman. | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The past few decades have seen a lot of excellent research into figuring out why partisan cultural battles never seem to get to agreement. Of course David Hume was on to this centuries ago, famousl...
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Why America Fought

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The United States entered the Great War with its eyes wide open. The mechanical slaughter in Europe had already left millions dead. In the trenches, men had to contend with lice, rats, sickness, mud, extreme temperatures, human waste, rotting corpses, and boredom as well as the threats of poison gas, explosive shells, and being buried alive. In 1914, Europe went to war with only the dimmest awareness of the horrors to come. Yet Congress voted overwhelmingly for a declaration of war in the absence of any direct threat to U.S.
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Public and the Publics

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Anil Dash asked the right question with regard to publicness, but did he really listen to the answers that are already out there?
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Can books cross borders? - FT.com

Can books cross borders? - FT.com | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Is it in any way “important” to read writers from our own country? Is there even any real difference in reading a book from home and a book from abroad? Or to put it another way: when I pick up a novel, is it merely a question of a free-floating
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How to Be a Genius: New Graphic Novels by Women

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Seven new works push against the border of the frame. Review by Paul Di Filippo.
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We are more rational than those who nudge us – Steven Poole – Aeon

We are more rational than those who nudge us – Steven Poole – Aeon | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
We are told that we are an irrational tangle of biases, to be nudged any which way. Does this claim stand to reason?
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Q&A: The sci-fi optimist : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Q&A: The sci-fi optimist : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Best-selling science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson's works cover everything from cryptography to Sumerian mythology. Ahead of next year's novel Seveneves, he talks about his influences, the stagnation in material technologies, and Hieroglyph, the forthcoming science-fiction anthology that he kick-started to stimulate the next generation of engineers.
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Were we happier in the stone age?

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Does modern life make us happy? We have gained much but we have lost a great deal too, argues Yuval Noah Harari. Are humans better suited to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle?
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Three Generations of a Hackneyed Apologia for Censorship Are Enough | Popehat

Three Generations of a Hackneyed Apologia for Censorship Are Enough | Popehat | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
In her Los Angeles Times opinion piece justifying prosecution of the author of the "Innocence of Muslims" video on YouTube, Sarah Chayes opens exactly the way
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The never-ending conundrums of classical physics

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Even today, scientists still try to solve sprinkler brain teasers from the 19th century.
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Why do human beings keep fighting wars?

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Steve Taylor: Warfare provides people with a semblance of psychological positivity in oppressed societies where other outlets are lacking
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When the Americans Turned the Tide

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The Germans were pushing toward Paris in 1918 when untested American troops helped stop them at the Marne River in a pivotal World War I battle.
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An Auteur Is Not a Brand

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The notion of the auteur, of the director as creator, isn’t the universal state of the art; it’s an exceptional achievement.
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