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Aristotle, Joshua Bell, and Persuasion

Watch the video. Then I’ll have a few words about this after the jump. Advertisements

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The Battle Over Homework

Louis Menand, essayist and editor for The New Yorker, and author of the brilliant book The Metaphysical Club, reports that French president François Hollande intends to abolish homework in his country. He takes this opportunity to look at some research on whether … Continue reading

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Gallagher-Corvino Debate

Here is the BookTV debate on gay marriage that we watched in class. If you’re interested in learning more about either Maggie Gallagher or John Corvino, or about their book, or the issue overall, here are some additional links for … Continue reading

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The Mystery Meat, Solved

So, I was trying to figure out what “hamburger meat filler” meant when we were watching Food Inc., and I have a reliable source. It’s actually in a story that was in the New York Times only a few weeks … Continue reading

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