Tag Archives: culture

Sense8: a Hedonist Saga

One woman in Korea escapes jail using superhuman strength lent to her by someone who experiences all her senses in India … or Chicago, or Nairobi in the African country of Kenya. She then steals a car using the skills of … Continue reading

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Happy Kwanzaa!

The role of ceremony in preserving and strengthening communities and bringing friends together increasingly becomes a source of research and curiosity for me. I’ve written about this before. Earlier this year, the School of Life published a video on the history … Continue reading

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In Honor of Angélique Kidjo

Our masters in the Epicurean tradition are adamant that we only get one life. Too often, we unfortunately wait for celebrities, artists, mentors, and people we admire to die before we find the words to show how much we celebrate … Continue reading

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Identity and Nature

The recent twitterstorm around Rachel Dolezal’s passing as a black woman has been quite interesting from the perspective of philosophy. It shows the perpetual tension between nature and culture, and shows how Platonic identities can be constructed entirely without input … Continue reading

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Darwin and the Planet of the Apes

I recently had the pleasure of listening to the translation of the original, French-language book in the Planet of the Apes series in audio-book format. I’ve always considered PotA folklore to be among the most underrated, most enjoyable in all of … Continue reading

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Depression Requires Treatment

The death of Robin Williams generated (rightfully) a tsunami of solidarity with people who suffer from chronic depression,. Because so many people with this health condition isolate themselves, the matter of personal responsibility to seek professional help has to be … Continue reading

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