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Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?
Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?

How “the cleverest organ in the known universe could suddenly become one of the dumbest.”

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The Nature of the Fun: David Foster Wallace on Why Writers Write
The Nature of the Fun: David Foster Wallace on Why Writers Write

“Fiction becomes a weird way to countenance yourself and to tell the truth instead of being a way to escape yourself or present yourself in a way you figure you will be maximally likable.”

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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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Philosopher Judith Butler on Doubting Love
Philosopher Judith Butler on Doubting Love

“Love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, uneven, fraught with history, with ghosts, with longings that are more or less legible to those who try to see one another with their own faulty vision.”

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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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Illusionist Derren Brown on the Psychology of Gullibility
Illusionist Derren Brown on the Psychology of Gullibility

Why trust is the antidote to cynicism and how our false mental patterns serve us.

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