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How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal

Philosophy, entrepreneurship, and what classic spiritual movements have to do with modern geeks.

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Three-Minute Kant
Three-Minute Kant

What the common good has to do with office infidelity and objective reality.

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7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain
7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain

What Freud has to do with auditory cheesecake, European opera and world peace.

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5 Guides to Life from Cultural Luminaries
5 Guides to Life from Cultural Luminaries

Finding practical applications for philosophy, or what Ovid can teach us about sex.

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5 (More) Children’s Books for Grown-Ups
5 (More) Children’s Books for Grown-Ups

What escaping boredom has to do with altruism theory and the Egyptian revolution.

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Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine & the Quest to Know Everything
Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine & the Quest to Know Everything

What the perceived masculinity of robots has to do with the future of human knowledge.

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