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Henry David Thoreau on Defining Your Own Success
Henry David Thoreau on Defining Your Own Success

“If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal — that is your success.”

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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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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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Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists
Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists

On love, liberty, and the pursuit of silence.

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What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today
What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today

“Art is not a thing — it is a way.”

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The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are
The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are

Hume was a neuroscientist, or what early aviation has to do with the psychology of identity.

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