The Marginalian
The Marginalian

Reads tagged with “philosophy”

All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World

What a charred ancient tree can teach us about impermanence, deep time, and our place in the universe.

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What It’s Like to Live in a Universe of Ten Dimensions
What It’s Like to Live in a Universe of Ten Dimensions

What songwriting has to do with string theory.

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The Science of Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
The Science of Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

What the greatest mystery of science has to do with this moment we share, right now.

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Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs on Intuition vs. Rationality
Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs on Intuition vs. Rationality

What the libraries of yore have to do with today’s information economy and the heart’s will.

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The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms

“If you give up, it’s all over.”

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Elizabeth Gilbert on How Schopenhauer’s Porcupine Dilemma Reveals the Secret of Happiness
Elizabeth Gilbert on How Schopenhauer’s Porcupine Dilemma Reveals the Secret of Happiness

On how to connect without getting pricked.

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It’s Only with the Heart One Can See Rightly: A Hand-Drawn Quote from The Little Prince
It’s Only with the Heart One Can See Rightly: A Hand-Drawn Quote from The Little Prince

“…what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

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A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born
A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born

On rainy days and the simplicity of happiness.

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How to Keep Your Hoping-Machine Running: 29-Year-Old Woody Guthrie’s List of Life-Resolutions
How to Keep Your Hoping-Machine Running: 29-Year-Old Woody Guthrie’s List of Life-Resolutions

How to keep on keeping on by keeping your dreams, changing your socks, and attaining self-actualization.

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The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011
The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

What it means to be human, how pronouns are secretly shaping our lives, and why we believe.

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