Stop thinking of Silicon Valley as an engineer’s paradise. There’s far more work for liberal arts majors — who know how to sell and humanize.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Philosophy graduates are suddenly all the rage with employers. What can they possibly have to offer? By Jessica Shepherd
It’s important for democracy — and for living a full, human life.
We still have no idea how the brain produces conscious awareness. In this excellent short video produced by The Economist, various experts are called upon to explain the “hard problem” that is consciousness, and how scientists might solve this profound mystery.
Philosophy via Facebook? Why not? Academic philosophers tend to have a narrow view of what is valuable philosophical work. Hiring, tenure, promotion and prestige depend mainly on one’s ability to produce journal articles in a particular theoretical, abstract style, mostly in reaction to a small group of canonical and 20th century figures, for a small readership of specialists. We should broaden our vision.
WASHINGTON: Attempts by yoga opponents in California to twist the ancient Indian practice to present it as religious indoctrination has again been rejected by a US Court.
”We conclude that the program is secular… (and) does not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion, and does not excessively entangle the school district in religion,” the appeals court said in its ruling on Friday.