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What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil?

The banality-of-evil thesis was a flashpoint for controversy.

Can one do evil without being evil?
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The trouble with judging historical figures by today’s moral standards

Monuments are under attack in America. How far should we go in re-examining our history?

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  • Historical American monuments and sculptures are under attack by activists.
  • The monuments are accused of celebrating racist history.
  • Toppling monuments is a process that often happens in countries but there's a danger of bias.
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Ancient Greeks devised a way to fight disinformation

Sophists used rhetoric and debate to arrive at practical truths.

  • Sophists were more interested in arriving at practical truths through rhetoric than an absolute Truth (Sophia).
  • Their techniques were heavily criticized by Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates.
  • Asha Rangappa and Jennifer Mercieca write that Sophist techniques are particularly useful for recognizing and fighting disinformation.
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10 jokes from philosopher Slavoj Žižek

What better way to understand the world around us than through jokes?

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  • Slavoj Žižek is a remarkably funny philosopher, who has a joke for every theory and can explain things in a fun way.
  • His tendency to joke has helped endear him to the public, though it does sometimes irk curmudgeons.
  • Not every joke he makes is suitable for republishing here.
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Sooner or later we all face death. Will a sense of meaning help us?

As a doctor, I am reminded every day of the fragility of the human body, how closely mortality lurks just around the corner.

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'Despite all our medical advances,' my friend Jason used to quip, 'the mortality rate has remained constant – one per person.'

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