Shows tagged with : Culture
June 16 : Educaton and the Culture Wars
In contemporary democracies, the state is responsible for providing children with an education. But parents surely have both the right and...
November 04 : The Evolution of Storytelling
Humans are unique as the only creatures on this planet who tell stories. Whether it be fiction, history, mythology, gossip, daydreams, news, or...
July 01 : Identities Lost & Found in a Global Age
Throughout human history, people have tended to live and die in the place they're born. Place is an important part of identity. But what happens when...
May 06 : What Are Human Rights?
According to the Declaration of Independence, the basic human rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are God-given. Whatever the role...
March 11 : What Is a Wife?
The concept of a wife has been embedded in cultures, religious practices, social customs and economic patterns of wildly different sorts. Is...
February 19 : What Is 'Normal'?
What does it mean to be normal? And abnormal? Who gets to decide, and what are the repercussions? When do we applaud deviations...
February 05 : Black Solidarity
From the abolition of slavery to the Black Power movement, black unity has been considered a powerful method to achieve freedom and equality. ...
August 07 : The State of Public Philosophy
In the 18th and 19th Century, philosophers and intellectuals were immersed in politics and popular culture. Even in the early 20th Century some...
May 08 : Cities, Gentrification, and Inequality
In the 1960s, as many American cities burst and burned, the upper and middle classes fled to the suburbs, leaving behind a decaying infrastructure...
February 20 : Bi-racial Identities
Many people identify strongly with the ethnic or racial group to which they belong – as Jews, or African-Americans, or Latinos. But to which...
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