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Pair of glasses left by teenager on gallery floor mistaken for contemporary art: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/27/pair-of-glasses-left-on-us-gallery-floor-mistaken-for-art
Teenager leaves spectacles on floor of San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art as a prank, leading some to think they were an exhibit
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Reader Response Theory would therefore dictate it arguably is art, then. Right? 
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Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
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Rich, why do you think this is BS? I've seen it confirmed by other sources,min luring international ones. And it's no big surprise either, we all knew this was going to happen, for weeks, if not months.
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Nazi-era philosopher explains the raise of Trump (and Putin, and Erdogan, and...): http://theconversation.com/carl-schmitt-nazi-era-philosopher-who-wrote-blueprint-for-new-authoritarianism-59835
Carl Schmitt rejected the Nazis, but his political philosophy paved the way for the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
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Trevor Noah on the clusterfuck that is the National Rifle Association (and Trump): https://youtu.be/13OOrw8P0OI
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What's the use of that? Literary criticism, literary theory, and the value of the humanities: http://www.sydneyreviewofbooks.com/the-limits-of-critique-the-art-of-reading/
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Taking the Kamasutra seriously, no joke: http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/05/taking-the-kamasutra-seriously/
The rough English translation of Kamasutra is pleasure (kama) treatise (sutra). In the West, since it was first (rather surreptitiously)…
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Even on a molecular level, the human body is able to distinguish between a sense of well-being derived from a profound, "noble" purpose versus simple self-gratification, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports.
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[see here for a brief introduction to this ongoing series] The fourth letter to Lucilius by Seneca concerns the recurring Stoic theme of death and how to think about it. It begins with a charming r…
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The Nature of Philosophy: Where Do We Go Next? — IV, The last installment in the series! https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/where-do-we-go-next-iv/
[for a brief explanation of this ongoing series, as well as a full table of contents, go here. Note: this is the last entry in this 27-part series] What do philosophers think of philosophy? I am ab…
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Don’t feel bad if you’d rather skip it. Studies have not proved its importance.
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We night owls already knew that, and poo-poohed those studies.

But, for dinner, there is something special ... and healthy ... at least if you dine at my place ... and it's inexpensive, too. Just made:

Sun-dried tomato alfredo (Classico jar), supplemented with fresh Asiago cheese, grated Parmesan and butter (all melted together, then added to the alfredo in the main pot), fresh ground black pepper, and basil, served over the usual whole wheat pasta, plus green beans and broccoli, and artichokes, plus diced pork loin and a touch of diced pepperoni.

I use just enough on sauces to coat, not drown. All quite healthy, with the fiber, and no added salt. There’s enough in the pasta sauce jar.
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Rationally Speaking: the podcast, the blog
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Philosopher, evolutionary biologist, blogger. What else needs to be said? Okay, a lot, but for now it will do.
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Survived (even thrived!) nine years in Knoxville, TN
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  • University of Connecticut
    Evolutionary Biology, 1990 - 1994
  • University of Tennessee
    Philosophy, 2001 - 2003
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