'Why Study Philosophy'

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    Greetings all, I few items for you puzzlers out there in cyberspace.

    'Our brains predict the outcomes of our actions, shaping reality into what we expect. That’s why we see what we believe'
    How our brain sculpts experience in line with our expectations | Aeon Essays

    'Probing age-old philosophical questions as well as the politics of the moment, the interview offers a revealing glimpse of the divergent styles, attitudes and outlooks of two enduringly influential thinkers.'

    'When Chomsky met Foucault: how the thinkers debated the ‘ideal society’'
    When Chomsky met Foucault: how the thinkers debated the ‘ideal society’ | Aeon Videos

    'What Do You Do When You're Alone'
    What does it mean to be lonely?

    http://www.thecritique.com/exclusive/no-exit-from-darkness-the-philosophy-of-true-detective/

    http://www.slate.com/bigideas/is-there-life-after-death/essays-and-opinions

    "Sometimes we need to change our ways, sometimes we even need to change our dreams, but sometimes we are entitled to say that we are making moral progress." Ruth Anna Putnam

    "A philosopher is a blind man, in a dark cellar, at midnight, looking for a black cat that isn't there. He is distinguished from a theologian in that the theologian finds the cat." [Various]

    '72 Philosophy Books Everyone Should Read'

    72 Philosophy Books Everyone Should Read

    72? well some I've read.
     

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