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The Cost of Depression

October 31, 2010 Leave a comment
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James T. Kloppenberg Discusses His ‘Reading Obama’ – NYTimes.com

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment

To Mr. Kloppenberg the philosophy that has guided President Obama most consistently is pragmatism, a uniquely American system of thought developed at the end of the 19th century by William James, John Dewey and Charles Sanders Peirce. It is a philosophy that grew up after Darwin published his theory of evolution and the Civil War reached its bloody end. More and more people were coming to believe that chance rather than providence guided human affairs, and that dogged certainty led to violence.

Pragmatism maintains that people are constantly devising and updating ideas to navigate the world in which they live; it embraces open-minded experimentation and continuing debate. “It is a philosophy for skeptics, not true believers,” Mr. Kloppenberg said.

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Why Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol | Psychology Today

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment

That such behavior is detrimental to health and has few, if any, positive consequences, is irrelevant for the Hypothesis. It does not predict that more intelligent individuals are more likely to engage in healthy and beneficial behavior. Instead, it predicts that more intelligent individuals are more likely to engage in evolutionarily novel behavior.

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Balsamic Vinegar: Magnificence and Deception

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment
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Obama vs. Stewart: The Pace of Change

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment
Amplify’d from www.huffingtonpost.com
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Both men were showing us the other night how practiced communicators insert their views, stand their ground, revise the course of conversation, and substitute a positive term or perspective for a negative one.Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com
 

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The Republican War on Reality

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment
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Capitalism Uber Alles: How the American Working Class Got Brainwashed

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment
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