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Le Sentier des Idées 30- 09- 20

Teach What You Love

A modest proposal for professors of literature

SOURCE:The American Scolar
DATE: 01-01-1970

René Girard the last of the hedgehogs?

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

Bonfires of Reason Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack

SOURCE:Literary REVIEW
DATE: 01-01-1970

On tact in dark times

Far from a social luxury, tact becomes imperative when life is cheapened. We exercise it to show gentle respect for another

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Tawk of the Town
You Talkin’ to Me? The Unruly History of New York English

SOURCE:Literary REVIEW
DATE: 01-01-1970

On Afropessimism

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

Nostalgia reimagined
Neuroscience is finding what propaganda has long known: nostalgia doesn’t need real memories – an imagined past works to

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill’s Cook

SOURCE:London Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Flatterer and the Chatterer
The “Theophrastan character”....

SOURCE:The Paris Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

How Should One Live?
This is the question that tormented Søren Kierkegaard, perhaps the first great philosopher to process our modern world

SOURCE:The American Interest
DATE: 01-01-1970

Flailing States
Pankaj Mishra on Anglo-America

SOURCE:London Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

How time vanishes: the more we study it, the more protean it seems

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

Rise of the Absurdly Demanding Job Ad
Enough with peculiar obscurantism and unreasonable expectations

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

Feminism's First Think Tank

The very different women of the Radcliffe Institute’s inaugural class

SOURCE:The American Scolar
DATE: 01-01-1970

Drunk singers, Ravel on film and prime Viennese operetta: the addictive joys of classical YouTube

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

An Apology for Buffalo Bill

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Outrageous Optimism of Jean-Paul Sartre

SOURCE:Jacobin Mag
DATE: 01-01-1970

The marvel of Mozart’s letters
Composers’ letters can make frustrating reading. But with Mozart, you get the whole personality — candid, perceptive, irresistibly alive and packed with filth

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

Like globalist, cosmopolitan has become a freighted term

SOURCE:The Hedgehog Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

COVID and Community

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

To hell with hell: Bart Ehrman debunks the Christian belief in perpetual torment
His take on the afterlife should certainly be balm to the 58 per cent of Americans still living in fear of a literal hell

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

I’m Not Feeling Good at All
The perplexingly alienated women of recent American fiction

SOURCE:The Baffler
DATE: 01-01-1970

Giorgio Agamben’s Coronavirus Cluelessness
The Italian philosopher’s interventions are symptomatic of theory’s collapse into paranoia.

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

What Freud Got Right
We might do a better job of living together if we believed that we are meant to do so

SOURCE:The Hedgehog Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

“behindology,” the art of deciphering the hidden meanings of things

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

What do we really mean by the ‘language’ of animals?
All pet owners recognise a bond of communication. But can animals be said to have a ‘grammar’, as Eva Meijer claims?

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

The happiness ruse
How did feeling good become a matter of relentless, competitive work; a never-to-be-attained goal which makes us miserable?

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Humanoid Stain
Art lessons from our cave-dwelling ancestors

SOURCE:The Baffler
DATE: 01-01-1970

Assuming that another person’s opinions are immune from criticism is not a marker of respect. It is, in fact, dehumanising

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Here Come the Prose Police

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

the role of Christianity in shaping the Western mind.

SOURCE:Literary REVIEW
DATE: 01-01-1970

Why the ancient erotic poems of Sappho and Wallada bint al-Mustakfi are far more stimulating than modern pornography

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

What made Lucian Freud so irresistible to women?

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

What’s the Use of Beauty?

SOURCE:The Paris Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

Truth and Consequences
Untruth has been spreading with new ease and abandon, and often to undemocratic effect.

SOURCE:The Hedgehog Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

Why the power of cute is colonising our world

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Tyranny of Trendy Ideas
Academics pretend to be above cheap and trivial fads. We aren’t.

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

Market Values
Why are wealthy collectors getting fed up with abstract art?

SOURCE:The Baffler
DATE: 01-01-1970

Putting the Political Back in Politically Correct
Everyone is mad. Is anyone right?

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

How Social Media Imperils Scholarship
It plays on our vanity and reduces research to a popularity contest.

SOURCE:The American Scolar
DATE: 01-01-1970

Knowledge is crude
Far from being a touchstone of the truth, knowledge is a stone-age concept that harms our dealings with the modern world

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Diese illegale Substanz wirkt schnell gegen Depressionen
This illegal substance quickly works against depression

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Was the real Socrates more worldly and amorous than we knew?

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Digital Humanities Debacle
Computational methods repeatedly come up short

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

How a Dispute Over the N-Word Became a Dispiriting Farce

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

How the Right Learned to Loathe Higher Education

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

As Xenophon saw it
Brilliant leader, kind horseman and friend of Socrates: Xenophon’s writings inspire a humane, practical approach to life

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

De-Nazifying the “DSM”: On “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna”

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Academy Is Largely Itself Responsible for Its Own Peril

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Crisis of Intimacy in the Age of Digital Connectivity

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

Ode to Gray

SOURCE:The Paris Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Connectomic Revolution What the Insect Brain Can Tell Us About Ourselves

SOURCE:EDGE
DATE: 01-01-1970

Economic Theory Versus Big Data

SOURCE:EDGE
DATE: 01-01-1970

Nothing is more American than to proudly declare yourself outside the mainstream. And so we've become a herd of people busily declaring ourselves not part of the herd.

SOURCE:The Hedgehog Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

Why read Aristotle today?

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Design Thinking Is a Boondoggle
Confusion is a common reaction to a 'movement' that's little more than floating balloons of jargon

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

Is it really a Leonardo?

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Expose Thyself! On the Digitally Revealed Life

SOURCE:The Hedgehog Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

What is good science?
Demanding that a theory is falsifiable or observable, without any subtlety, will hold science back. We need madcap ideas

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

He Never Sat an Exam
A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things: The Life of Alexander von Humboldt

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Short Cuts
How it’s become increasingly difficult to achieve distance from the past.

SOURCE:London Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Time for Art Is Now

SOURCE:The Paris Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Joke’s Over
Academics are too scared to laugh.

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

A history of alienation
In the postwar period it was understood to be the fundamental malaise of modern life. Why aren’t we ‘alienated’ any more?

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Signifiers
Curate

SOURCE:The Hedgehog Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

Education: Low Social Benefits, High Social Costs?

SOURCE:Reason
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Privilege Predicament
has the promiscuous casting of blame enhanced the work of understanding?

SOURCE:The American Scolar
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Mirage of Knowledge
the dangerous antipathy to expertise.

SOURCE:Harvard Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

“No Longer the Person I Was”: The Dazzling Correspondence of Albert Camus and Maria Casarès

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

Body Work
The curiously self-punishing rites of fitness culture

SOURCE:The Baffler
DATE: 01-01-1970

Against popular culture
For Adorno, popular culture is not just bad art – it enslaves us to repetition and robs us of our aesthetic freedom

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

The End of Literary Studies?

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

Art and Activism
Rediscovering Alain Locke and the project of black self-realization

SOURCE:Harvard Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Critical Zone of Science and Politics: An Interview with Bruno Latour

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

Why Amartya Sen remains the century’s great critic of capitalism

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Money Can’t Buy Love, But Here’s What Can

SOURCE:Harvard Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Politics There can be no Brexit deal without Tory unity

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

SOURCE:Inference
DATE: 01-01-1970

When Books Read You, a Defense of Bibliomancy

SOURCE:Berfrois
DATE: 01-01-1970

Was King Arthur really a Roman centurion called Artorius?

SOURCE:The Spectator
DATE: 01-01-1970

Eau de Nil, the Light-Green Color of Egypt-Obsessed Europe

SOURCE:The Paris Review
DATE: 01-01-1970

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

SOURCE:Inference
DATE: 01-01-1970

the financial world and the magical elixir of confidence

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Intellectual War on Science
It’s wreaking havoc in universities and jeopardizing the progress of research

SOURCE:The Chronicle of Higher Education
DATE: 01-01-1970

what a fossil revolution reveals about the history of big data

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

confabulation why telling ourselves stories makes us feel ok

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

ideas so youre too ethical to eat meat but should cows go extinct

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

ideas why hiring the best people produces the least creative results

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

essays the self does exist and is amenable to scientific investigation

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

The Reactionary Mind
Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

The State of Informed Bewilderment

SOURCE:EDGE
DATE: 01-01-1970

Can Sexual Predators Be Good Scholars?

SOURCE:The American Scolar
DATE: 01-01-1970

Prodigies’ Progress
Parents and superkids, then and now

SOURCE:Harvard Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

Science and Religion
An Impossible Dialogue

SOURCE:Los Angeles Review of Books
DATE: 01-01-1970

essays beyond the animal brain plants have cognitive capacities too

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

essays can neuroscience rehabilitate freud for the age of the brain

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

videos in the dutch lowlands keeping a windmill running is an act of cultural preservation

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

science is a public good in peril heres how to fix it

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

this is why cognitive behavioural therapy works so well

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970

why the idea that the world is in terminal decline is so dangerous

SOURCE:Aeon Magazine
DATE: 01-01-1970