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Susan Sontag on Censorship and the Three Steps to Refuting Any Argument
Susan Sontag on Censorship and the Three Steps to Refuting Any Argument

“A just/ discriminating censorship is impossible.”

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Why I Write: George Orwell’s Four Universal Motives of Writing and Creative Work
Why I Write: George Orwell’s Four Universal Motives of Writing and Creative Work

“All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery.”

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Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness
Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness

Exploring the “negative path” to well-being.

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Limbic Revision and How Love Rewires the Brain
Limbic Revision and How Love Rewires the Brain

“Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.”

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Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius
Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius

On the man who was caught between the past and the future in clothes a size too small, and profoundly changed our lives anyway.

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Sartre on Why “Being-in-the-World-Ness” is the Key to the Imagination
Sartre on Why “Being-in-the-World-Ness” is the Key to the Imagination

On the figure-ground relationship between the real and the irreal.

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