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Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works
Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works

Why we fall in love, what we’re all made of, how dreams work, and more deceptively simple mysteries of living.

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Francis Bacon on Beauty
Francis Bacon on Beauty

“That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express.”

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Mind and Cosmos: Philosopher Thomas Nagel’s Brave Critique of Scientific Reductionism
Mind and Cosmos: Philosopher Thomas Nagel’s Brave Critique of Scientific Reductionism

How our hunger for definitive answers robs us of the intellectual humility necessary for understanding the universe and our place in it.

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The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious
The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious

On the art of remaining in doubt “without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.”

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Alan Watts on Death, in a Beautiful Animated Short Film
Alan Watts on Death, in a Beautiful Animated Short Film

“Think about that for a while — it’s kind of a weird feeling when you really think about it…”

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Action Philosophers: Two Millennia of Philosophy in Comic Form
Action Philosophers: Two Millennia of Philosophy in Comic Form

John Stuart Mill meets Peanuts, or how to handle mummies like Carl Jung.

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