Marina N. Bolotnikova in Harvard Magazine: John Rawls is to modern political philosophy, perhaps, what John Maynard Keynes is to economics. Many Harvard students and graduates will remember his 1971 work A Theory of Justice, mandatory reading in Bass ...

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John Rawls and the remaking of political philosophy

Marina N. Bolotnikova in Harvard Magazine:

 

John Rawls is to modern political philosophy, perhaps, what John Maynard Keynes is to economics. Many Harvard students and graduates will remember his 1971 work A Theory of Justice, mandatory reading in Bass professor of government Michael Sandel’s...

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Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast: Lynne Kelly on Memory Palaces, Ancient and Modern

Sean Carroll in Preposterous Universe:

 

Memory takes different forms. Memories can be encoded in the strength of neural connections in our brains, but there’s a sense in which photographs and written records are memories as well. What did people do before such forms of memory even existed?...

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Democracy is the planet’s biggest enemy

David Runciman in Foreign Policy:

 

The climate crisis is an issue that requires long-term thinking across the generations, yet electoral politics is geared toward responding to immediate grievances. Politicians can talk about taking the long view, but without institutional changes to the way we...

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Julian Barbour: Time, Entropy and Quantum Mechanics

      
 


Auden’s September 1, 1939

Jay Parini at Literary Review:

Few political poems strike emotional pay dirt with such consistency and effect as ‘September 1, 1939’. In the sprung rhythm of his three-beat line, with each of his eleven-line stanzas containing one sentence, the language leaps at our hearts and minds....

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