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Memo to Frank Underwood

Memo to Frank Underwood Your plan to cut entitlements by $500 billion and use the money to ‘create’ jobs won’t work. Why not use it to cut payroll taxes across the board instead? By Peter Lewin   The consensus verdict on season 3 of Netflix’s House of Cards will arrive in due course. I will…

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If There Are 50 Shades of Grey…

…Why are there no empowering words for vagina?   By William Irwin [originally posted over at Psychology Today] I read Fifty Shades of Grey because I wanted to see what all the fuss is about, and I hoped I might be titillated. The book didn’t excite me, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. The trilogy…

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REOPENED: Call for Abstracts: Minecraft and Philosophy

[Deadline for Abstracts extended to March 23rd 2015] Minecraft and Philosophy Edited by Ian Schnee The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series   Please circulate and re-post widely   Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium. Submission…

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Humans of New York and Philosophy

Humans of New York and Philosophy How to See a Face By Roberto Sirvent and Duncan Reyburn Even in our image-saturated world, the face remains the primary signal of identity. From infancy, the face initiates that all-important moment of genuine recognition. We find ourselves mirrored in the lives of others as they welcome us into…