PLATO ON: The Forms

Asking one’s self and others what the perfect version of something is the ideal version might sound like a strange idea What is the perfect marriage? or career? or system of government? or school? It can feel immature and naïve to bother much with such questions they’re just daydreams. After all: who cares about ideal versions? we might as well…

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POP CULTURE: What Is Cinema For?

Cinema is the most prestigious cultural activity in the modern world. It is for us what theater was in the age of Shakespeare, or painting was in the days of Leonardo DaVinci. The art form with the biggest impact, the largest budgets, and the most widespread audiences. Collectively, we recognize that film has an astonishing power to induce emotion. But…

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What is Literature for?

We have a general sense that these sort of places are filled with things that are deeply important, but what exactly is literature good for? Why should we spend our time reading novels or poems when out there, big things are going on. Let’s have a think about some of the ways literature benefits us.. Of course, it looks like…

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SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes of the Industrial Revolution. Cities were exploding in size. Vast companies were forming. A new managerial elite was replacing the…

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Status Anxiety

السّؤال الأوّل الذي غالبًا ما سيطرح عليك عندما تقابل شخصًا في حفلةٍ ما هو: " ما هو عملك إذًا؟" ووفقًا لمدى إبهار إجابتك سيحرص الناس على معرفتك أكثر أو سيتركونك خلفهم سريعًا. فنحن قلقون لأننا نعيش في عالمٍ مليءٍ بالمتعجرفين، أُناسٌ يأخذون جزءًا ضئيلًا مِنّا -هويتنا المهنيّة- ويستخدمونه ليصلوا إلى حُكمٍ كاملٍ على قيمتنا كبشر. ما يقابل هذا المتعجرف هو…

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Panic Attacks

قصصٌ من العلاج النفسي نوبات الهلع العلاج النفسي من أهم الاشياء التي عملها الإنسان خلال المئة سنة الماضية حيث يستطيع الناس من خلال المعالج النفسي أن يعيشوا حياة أكثر سعادة وأقل قلقًا إليكم هذه القصة الحقيقية مع معالج نفسي: بشكل مفاجئ وبعمر 28 عامًا، بدأت نوبات الهلع بالتطور عند (زاك) في اللحظات غير المريحة، في عرض مكتبي أو في الأحداث…

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