philosophy

William Kentridge In Praise of Shadows

The pursuit of truth should not lead us to totalitarian certainty and William Kentridge proposes that art practice is the key to holding illusion and insight in balance. ...

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Is God Dead? Ben Caplan Takes Stock

The sense of historical evolution removes from us a responsibility of safeguarding the hard-won victories of the last 100 years... interview with Hirsute folksinging historian Ben Caplan ...

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Escape to Berlin: A Travel Memoir

Adrian Piper, on Personal Identity, Art and Teaching...

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Philosophy and The God of Bleak Things

Russian Oligarch has written a philosophy book he hopes will turn out to be a best seller, writes Matthew Moore, Media Correspondent in The Times, 28th June 2018. Being an oligarch, the writer of the...

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Nestor Pestana Speculative Designer

Nestor Pestana is a speculative designer making work that explores the modern world through a philosophers eyes....

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The Space That Holds the Stars

Professor Bobby Acharya on the Depth of Dimensions in Physics and Mathematics...

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Escaping the Pursuit of Happiness

It is no shame to seek sanctuary from the vanity-lousy imps of the collective mind...

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Slavoj Zizek and Will Self In Conversation

Two of the West's most dangerous thinkers go head to pointy head...

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Mastering Fear: A User Guide

What if fear could be used not as a wall, but as a gate? ...

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Politics? Environment? In the end, all is transitory.

The human heart, an inveterate time-traveler, knows its way through the honey-hived portals of time. ...

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President Trump, Napoleon and The Eclipse of Dignity

Does history, art or philosophy offer any survival tips for the incoming US presidency?...

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Have An Imaginative Christmas

Famine, War, Greed. We can fix this. Just add a more rigorous imagination....

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Escaping the Vortex: Would Wyndham Lewis Have Approved?

Vorticism's urge to cut away the fat of modern life remains valid today...

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Blasted Feminism: Group X, Wyndham Lewis, and Women

Not one to court populist acclaim, Wyndham Lewis looked upon feminism with a mixture of admiration and scorn...

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We Are Infinite Song: Consolations of the Soul

As 2016 enters its final phase, remember: we are as much infinite song as we are earthen flesh...

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Wyndham Lewis, Grayson Perry, David Baddiel and Masculinity

With power comes reponsibility, as Wyndham Lewis (and Spiderman) knew well. Art is power, not voyeurism....

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Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells (Part Two)

150 years after his birth, the influence of H.G. Wells on contemporary art is still being felt....

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Saw it Coming. Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells

On the 150th anniversary of his birth, H.G. Wells continues to inspire. ...

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Mantra for Fulfilled Living: Battling distraction, addiction and domination

Be weak, for strength in a violent world is an ignoble tool...

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When All is Dark, Have Faith in Night

By a poetic descent into the underworld, one is confronted with truths that only can be revealed in darkness....

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Move Both Directions at Once: Traversing the Greed-Deranged Earth of Neoliberal Capitalism

Our trajectory must be halted; it is crucial that we become waylaid by the pull of a force larger than ourselves...

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A spurious god created by a corrupt elite – Capitalism

fter one presents a cogent critique of capitalism, one is likely to hear the following as a reply from the propagandized, good citizens of corporate state-levied economic despotism (as, in fact, I...

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The Ecocidal Feedback Loop of Consumerism

cocide. Methane feedback loops. And perpetual, low-grade war for the planet’s resources that will render her hostile to human life. (Can you blame her?) This is the criteria of our time. Thus...

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Watching: Bourdieu [Vid]

Sociology is a Martial Art follows the day to day mental life of Pierre Bourdieu, a French sociologist at the forefront of Post-structuralist theory until is death in 2002....

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Applied Carpe Diem – Living and Dying with ALS

To fully appreciate life, we also need to understand and appreciate death...

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Geoff Thompson : The Caretaker

Were it not for occasional cultural references or linguistic signposts, The Caretaker could indeed be mistaken for an established liturgical text....

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Patriotism and Silence

How can the U.S. not be a haunted land? The country's blood-soaked soil chants songs of lamentation. ...

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Imagination in a Soulless Age

Often a collapse, a breakdown, a depression—some sort of unsolvable crisis is required before the soul's message is heard. ...

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Mindfulness starts at School

Mindfulness at school reduces likelihood of depression-related symptoms in adolescents...

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Locomotion

The trick of getting a lift is not in persuading someone to stop. It is in being at exactly the right place at the right time such that the person who would give you a lift and is heading your way...

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