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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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Love Is Wise, Hatred Is Foolish: Bertrand Russell Timeless Message to the Future
Love Is Wise, Hatred Is Foolish: Bertrand Russell Timeless Message to the Future

What the cult of fact has to do with the essential condition for the survival of the human race.

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Joan Didion on Self-Respect
Joan Didion on Self-Respect

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”

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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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The Two Pillars of the Sensible and Sensitive Mind: Carl Sagan on Mastering the Vital Balance of Skepticism and Openness
The Two Pillars of the Sensible and Sensitive Mind: Carl Sagan on Mastering the Vital Balance of Skepticism and Openness

Fine-tuning the machinery of distinguishing the valid from the non-valid.

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5½ Timeless Commencement Speeches to Teach You to Define Your Own Success
5½ Timeless Commencement Speeches to Teach You to Define Your Own Success

The great and terrible truth of clichés, why success is a dangerous bedfellow, and how disappointment paves the way for originality.

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