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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

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Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Daniel A. Bell

Daniel A. Bell teaches political theory at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His latest book is The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2015).

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Loaded Logic

Can teaching classical philosophy bridge cultural divides? October 2015
There are two ways of doing philosophy. Most professional philosophers at anglophone universities take an esoteric problem in one sub-field of philosophy (e.g., ethics, epistemology or metaphysics), criticize what a handful of peers have written on the topic and defend their own view. They publish articles in academic periodicals that make use of abstruse language, imaginary scenarios and mathematical formulas that baffle…