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Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

If anyone can teach us about love, it should be the great philosophers. But as it turns out, a lover of wisdom and a wise lover are two very different things. JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU Putting Babies in the Corner One of the most important figures of the French Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that humankind’s natural state had been [...]

Symphony of Science: A Wave of Reason

In the seventh “Symphony of Science” installment by John Boswell, Carl Sagan sings: “Science is more than a body of knowledge: it’s a way of thinking; a way of skeptically interrogating the universe. If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to be skeptical of those in authority, then we’re up for grabs.” That’s [...]