David Brooks recently asked in his NYT column whether we should think of our lives not as stories but as games (or, more precisely, as series of games…
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and why its second year was so much harder than the first one
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with reference to Frasier and Ariadne auf Naxos
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Against the Expertise Model of Education One of the first questions I typically get when I tell people outside the academy that I teach philosophy is…
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and what it is for
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reflections on Whit Stillman's Metropolitan (1990)
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and the good of love, children, and art
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In my first essay for Line of Beauty, I wrote about brunch and its sociality. I didn’t say anything there, however, about the genre of ‘brunch food’, as…
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It’s perhaps off-brand for a tweedy academic, but I love sports. In particular, I am obsessed with cricket, the sport I grew up playing as a child in…
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(and on the promise of eros)
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I’ve often felt a good essay was like a spiderweb, the several strands not merely connecting to but strengthening one another, even at some distance…
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or: can we look forward and backward at once?
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