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The Insanity of Being Perfectly "Sane"

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When I read things like this, I am recalled to the motto of my mentor & companion, Richard Owsley: "Don't just DO something... STAND there!" Related articles Thomas Merton, The New Man (jkinak0...
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Be employable, study philosophy

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The discipline teaches you how to think clearly, a gift that can be applied to just about any line of work
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Because it delivers real skills, philosophy doesn’t go out of fashion the way the vague, trendy subjects do. The University of Windsor just announced it’s closing its Centre for Studies in Social Justice, after 11 years. I suspect some of the problem there may be that no one can actually define “social justice.” And the importance of defining terms to ensure we all mean the same thing when we’re talking is one of those skills I picked up in philosophy.

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Sonu Shamdasani Introduces The Red Book - YouTube

Professor Sonu Shamdasani introduces the creation and significance of Carl Jung's Red Book. On view to the public for the first time, the book is the center ...

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very important contribution to Analytical Psychology and C.G. Jung

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Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb from Space

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Due to the public outcry, however, none of the sites were excavated. It was an impasse: Genghis Khan's tomb is archaeologically important; knowing its location is important for protecting it from illegal mining in the area. At the same time, due deference must be paid to those for whom the Valley of the Khans means most.

Counterintuitively, an elegant solution to this problem bubbled up from two unlikely sources: a man described as. a “modern day Indiana Jones” and amateur archaeologists. After all, if there's one archeologist less qualified to work in a sensitive area than a total amateur, wouldn't it be Indiana “This Ancient Site's Going to Collapse and the Native Inhabitants of the Area Will Chase Me Out” Jones? You wouldn't want either one anywhere near someone's holy place. Fortunately, they didn't have to be.

Despite his nickname, Albert Yu-Min Lin, from the Center for Interdisciplinary Science in Art, Architecture, and Archaeology at the University of California, San Diego, devised a way to hunt for Genghis Khan's tomb without touching or toppling anything: Have anyone who's interested in doing so tag potential sites of investigation from the comfort of their own homes, on images taken from the respectful distance of satellite orbit.

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Google maps, crowd sourcing archeology, and the Great Kahn.

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Bill Moyers’ farewell message to young activists: ‘Over to you. Welcome to the fight’

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Moyers & Company host Bill Moyers delivered a message of encouragement for young progressives in the face of seemingly harrowing odds, drawing the curtain on his 44-year broadcast career on Friday.

“To this new generation I say: over to you. Welcome to the fight,” Moyers said at the conclusion of his final show. “And to all of you who have been loyal to these broadcasts, and to my colleagues who produced them and our funders who kept on giving despite my foibles and flaws, I say: thank you.”
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Bill Moyer's has always been a favorite and the only real newsperson I still trust.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 3, 8:07 PM

In schools, this would mean taking on social causes and not just glossing over the need for change as if it were a technical fix.

 

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Millennials Changing Money Management Forever

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Over the past three years... more than $1 billion has been sunk into tech-driven personal finance companies...with a special emphasis on startups targeting young investors, complete with the user-friendly, low-cost, mobile-enabled features they crave (social responsibility is a plus, too)...

One thing that shapes almost all of these concepts: They’re practical. They emphasize stewardship, long-term appreciation and using technology to cut costs.

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Does Cultural Oppression Affect Us Genetically?

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Whether one is talking about coffee farmers in Ethiopia or the service employees at a local McDonald’s, there are the stressors being pressed down upon the working poor at every turn. What are the ...
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In Search Of A Science Of Consciousness

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One of the extraordinary and exciting claims advanced in Evan Thompson's new book Waking, Dreaming, Being is that some meditative practices — for example the sorts of focused attention practices developed in some Buddhist traditions — can actually be thought of as techniques for attending to features of experience to which we usually pay no attention. Like artists and designers who learn to notice and see what most of us tend to ignore or neglect, adept meditators can see and notice things we rarely ever do. For this reason, if Thompson is right, these expert practitioners can play a special role not as guinea pigs, but as collaborators in the development of a better, more adequate neuroscience of human experience.
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Phenomenology and meditation 

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What Will Happen to All of That Beauty?

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I tried for years to be an atheist, then an agnostic, and, after failing at both, I thought I might become a kind of religious omnivore, cobbling bits of doctrine into a patchwork spirituality that would offer inspiration, or solace in times of trouble. I couldn’t manage that either. In fact I despised the notion for its indulgent and self-serving nature, entirely absent of principle and tailored to meet only my most shallow needs, like a dating website or an expensive shampoo. I tried then to put the subject out of my mind all together, but my sense of the divine—my belief in belief—could not be suppressed.

I have never been able to parse it in any meaningful way. All my attempts begin with theological assertions and devolve into some syrupy business about the cosmos and the presence of God in all things. I am perpetually suspended between my belief—its resonance in my life, in the lives of the people I have loved, and indeed in the lives of millennia of believers—and the malignant distortions inherent in compressing that belief into doctrine. And too, there is a distance between belief and faith, into which doubt and half-heartedness interject. How to explore the conundrum of faith; with what language could I articulate the inarticulable?

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“Straightness must be destroyed” - A discussion with Saffo Papantonopoulou

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...the title is provocative on purpose. I do want it to be unsettling. I want it to be unsettling for straight people. When I was writing it I sort of had a mixed image of who my imagined audience would be. The point of the whole book was, to be a kind of a beginner's guide to intersection between queerness and anarchism. So I imagined a common audience, not a theoretically abstract one. An audience who are new to queerness, new to anarchism. The point of the essay unfolded in the process of writing it. Basically I wanted to get away from all that "oh, some people are gay and some people are straight, and some people are trans or bisexual" and everyone has their own sort of self-identification. This is a neo-liberal approach. "Some people like Coke, and some people like Pepsi". We rather think about sexuality and gender as some systems that have a history that's political. We don't just have our sexualities, we are part of a historical process. Part of the idea that straightness is a system, is that I am not talking about identification, I am talking about a larger system that we need to think about... We have different words for it, we call it heteronormativity, patriarchy, cis-sexism. These are all different manifestations of this larger thing. We can call it straightness, we can call it heteropatriarchy, we can call it transphobia. All of these things that manifest themselves in different ways. So, a cis person, who is gay, who is transphobic, that's also a form of straightness.

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‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

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Goldstein is a novelist and a teacher of philosophy... [who] has written a love letter to Plato, whom she regards as having given us philosophy. He is, in her view, as relevant today as he ever was — which is to say, very. To demonstrate his continuing hipness, her expository chapters on his writings and milieu alternate with Platonic-style dialogues set in ­present-day America, where Plato is on a book tour. The old chap adapts wonderfully to his unfamiliar surroundings. Presented with a Chromebook computer, he becomes addicted to Googling, and enrolls in online courses to brush up on ­neuroscience.

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Plato, 21st Century Thinker

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Amazing Folk Tale Map Reveals Deep Links Between Cultures

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“ Researchers used techniques from genetics to explain culture.”


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Extremely interesting

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Keith Wayne Brown's curator insight, December 22, 2014 9:34 AM

Extremely interesting

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That’s rich! Why so many wealthy Americans think they’re middle class

That’s rich! Why so many wealthy Americans think they’re middle class | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Recent remarks from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew help shed light on a troubling phenomenon
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this should not be a surprise  

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Masculine Energy

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by Phoebe Maltz Bovy I can't stop thinking about Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart's essay identifying with macho or misogynistic male authors and protagonists: I’d always understood I was a she, and I nev...
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The protagonist's gaze

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The Stimulating History of Coffee: Why You Hear This Word Around the World

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The great majority of languages borrowed their word for coffee. Unlike the words for, say, milk or water, which developed within a given language family over thousands of years, the word for coffee hopped from one language to another, and within a relatively short period of time. That’s because coffee was a novel commodity. People picked up the word as they picked up a cup of the curious beverage at a coffeehouse or picked up bales of the beans en route from one trading port to another. To trace the history of the word, which encompasses the development of its many cognates, is to trace the routes of travelers, traders, and colonists in the early modern world—and beyond.
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The word heard round the world. 

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It's Past Time to Reform Science Funding

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In the decade since the National Academy of Sciences reported on the alarming difficulty scientists were facing in setting their own research directions—and declared “the time for action is now”—it’s only gotten harder for scientific upstarts to nab major grants, according to a perspective by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels published Monday.
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Really, it is past time to reform all research and creative in our neoliberalized society.
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Flipping the Script: Pedagogy, Theater and Radical Organizing in Schools of Poverty

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there are, at this point, numerous books testifying to the dismal state of American public education in the communities, primarily of color, that have been marginalized and abandoned by our increasingly austere system. And beyond the exposés of the moral scandal of de facto educational apartheid in the contemporary United States, there are many detailed critiques of the particular neoliberal history of the test-obsessed epistemological apparatus that undergirds this system. But what Jay Gillen offers in Educating for Insurgency is something vital and missing - a rigorous analysis of the terms of student struggle in what he calls "schools of poverty."

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pedagogy of the oppressed to counter neoliberal control

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The Benefits of Fewer NYPD Arrests

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The slowdown also challenges the fundamental tenets of broken-windows policing, a controversial strategy championed by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. According to the theory, which first came to prominence in a 1982 article in The Atlantic, "quality-of-life" crimes like vandalism and vagrancy help normalize criminal behavior in neighborhoods and precede more violent offenses. Tackling these low-level offenses therefore helps prevent future ones. The theory's critics dispute its effectiveness and contend that broken-windows policing simply criminalizes the young, the poor, and the homeless.

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Police only policing violent crime and all hell is not breaking loose. 

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Sacred Medicine

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"...when we began working with community-health workers to take care to patients, the outcomes we all sought were much more likely to happen. Instead of asking “why don’t patients comply with our treatments?” we began to ask, “How can we accompany our patients on the road to cure or wellness or a life with less suffering due to disease?”

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The application of liberation theology to medical care

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2015 #Love

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Make this a year of love: #consolation #comprehension #compassion

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The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit – review

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"After the artist Georgia O'Keeffe left New York for the mesa of New Mexico, she began signing letters to friends "from the faraway nearby". The striking oxymoron has given Rebecca Solnit the title for her new, inspired reverie, which wanders through many kinds of elsewheres, near and far, and many different twists and turns of familiar estrangements (family strain, illness, death). Solnit is a maker of maps both imaginary and real,...Dominating Solnit's rich repertoire are two main thoughts: that imagination, activated through reading and art, can help overcome the feeling of being a stranger in the world, lost among strangers; and second, that characters and places can build another home, and provide alternative stories to the dismal and constrictive plots of our own lives."

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Walking, wandering, wondering... my exercise of choice for body AND mind. 

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Green Neocolonialism, Afro-Brazilian Rebellion in Brazil

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The Afro-Brazilian Quilombola people are resisting the cellulose industry in Brazil and working for a post-eucalyptus reality.
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Episode 010: Tam Hunt

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On today’s podcast I sit down with philosopher Tam Hunt to talk about Panpsychism, a school of thought that tries to collect science and spirituality together and find a common ground… Mr. Hunt lives in Santa Barbara and runs Community Renewable Solutions LLC. Let me just cut and paste from his site: “Hunt is an attorney with substantial experience in California regulatory law and policy, specializing in renewable energy and energy efficiency policy. .

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An attorney who thinks about justice and social action against a process philosophy background.  

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‘A Philosophy of Walking,’ by Frédéric Gros

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Less organized than a sport and more profound than a voyage, a long walk, Gros suggests, allows us to commune with the sublime.
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Less organized than a sport and more profound than a voyage, a long walk, Gros suggests, allows us to commune with the sublime.

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Peacock’s Cry of Soul’s Splendour

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I.“A Sufi legend, likely of Persian origin, suggests that god created spirit in the form of a peacock.

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Eva Rider's curator insight, December 21, 2014 6:57 PM

Spirit made manifest as the  Peacoick,

revelling in his own Beauty

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Making It About Gender

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by Michelle Dean The news about humanity is never very good when it comes from Reddit, is it? Today's contribution comes via an editorial at WIRED. Its authors, Elena Glassman, Neha Narula and Jean...
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It does matter 

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