the story of Mouseland

Steve Cutts Are You Lost?
October 19, 2016, 2:14 pm
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Diotima’s Ladder
October 7, 2016, 4:31 pm
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Why Socrates believed that sexual desire is the first step towards righteousness

Can sexual desire lead us to something that transcends the physical act? Socrates seemed to think so. In Plato’s Symposium, Socrates recalls the words of his apparent teacher of erotics, the priestess Diotima of Mantinea, who instructed him that lust was the first rung on a ladder leading upwards towards an appreciation of the form of beauty itself and, further, to morality and virtue.

Video by BBC Radio 4 and The Open University

Script: Nigel Warburton

Animator: Andrew Park

from Aeon magazine

the end of the world
September 30, 2016, 1:07 am
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A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.
Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or, Part I

Jatt Mele a Gya
September 28, 2016, 10:58 pm
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Buraq with Taj Mahal
September 23, 2016, 2:26 pm
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Buraq with Taj Mahal, a poster from Delhi. Image: Sandria Freitag personal collection/Public Domain Review.

language pie
August 12, 2016, 7:52 pm
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South China Morning Post