Berfrois

Susan Daitch on Natan Mendelson, Jef de Wulf and Mazarin

Susan Daitch on Natan Mendelson, Jef de Wulf and Mazarin

Where do you put that memory as you sit in a café in Dizengoff Street, when it taps you on the shoulder and asks if this seat is taken?

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Wonderful Schrebergartens

Wonderful Schrebergartens

Through the plague year, nature has been the only permitted escape: the parks, the hikes...

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God, Justice, Love, Beauty: Remembering Jean-Luc Nancy

God, Justice, Love, Beauty: Remembering Jean-Luc Nancy

For Nancy, democracy is not a given form of government, with a fixed meaning, but a term whose meaning is in contestation...

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Wit, Sarcasm, Satire

Wit, Sarcasm, Satire

The Dud Avocado follows the period young Sally Gorce chooses an expat existence in Paris over college...

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America’s Ecstasy of Sanctimony

America’s Ecstasy of Sanctimony

Tribalism is binary: the grey zone of subtlety, ambiguity, complexity and hesitation shrinks almost to nothing. Mistakes become crimes...

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Conservation of Conservation

Conservation of Conservation

The book runs the gamut of conservation techniques: specimen collection and field research, zoos and nature preserves, assisted colonization, and de-extinction via genetic rescue...

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A Spinozan Reading by Simon Calder

A Spinozan Reading by Simon Calder

Seventeenth-century Christian churches might have been better fortified against the challenges of modernity if they had embraced Spinozism...

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Chawles and the Cormorants by A. Conan Doyle, M.B., C.M.

Chawles and the Cormorants by A. Conan Doyle, M.B., C.M.

With these impedimenta carefully corded up in a strong deal box I felt myself equal to any photographic emergency...

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A Sound All of Its Own

A Sound All of Its Own

Blow Out contains premonitions galore about where conspiratorial thinking, and the technology that encourages it, ultimately leads us...

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Owen Flanagan thinks that metaphysics must be continuous with our best science…

Owen Flanagan thinks that metaphysics must be continuous with our best science…

This conception of meaning-seeking motivates his modern adaptation of Buddhism, his pluralistic ethics, and his cross-cultural approach...

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Consider Their Claw Walk

Consider Their Claw Walk

Aristotle was rarely puzzled, but even he had to admit that lobsters were weird...

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‘How fortunate we were to leave when we did’

‘How fortunate we were to leave when we did’

I was six years old when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. Overnight, Kabul was transformed from a bustling city to a silent prison yard...

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Ludwig Wittgenstein arranges books

Ludwig Wittgenstein arranges books

The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know...

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You could adopt a few rescue rats that are retiring…

You could adopt a few rescue rats that are retiring…

Cultivate plants that attract and support pollinators...

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From

From

Some cosmologists believe a previous, cold dark empty universe like the one which lies in our far future could have been the source of our very own Big Bang...

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