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Articles with keyword "Philosophy"

Tom Wolff photo of William Adams


The Education of William Adams

The new chairman of NEH almost failed out of college. He joined the Army, was sent to Vietnam, and came back a different person.

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche


Culture War

Hitler's propagandists co-opted key intellectual figures in the Western canon to suit their political agenda.

Jack Russell Weinstein


Impertinent Questions with Jack Russell Weinstein

On the long reach of Adam Smith.

Illustration of Benedict Spinoza


Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated

Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker



The Chinese "Old Master" Laozi authored a book that would transform Chinese culture.

Martin Scorsese during the Venice Film Festival in 1998.


The Art of Martin Scorsese

Former chairman Jim Leach interviews the 2013 Jefferson Lecturer about growing up, making films, and capturing that special "something" on the big screen.


Five Who Make a Difference

Profiles of the 1996 Charles Frankel Prize Winners: Rita Dove, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Kemmis, Arturo Madrid, and Bill Moyers.


Our Man in Paris

Benjamin Franklin's papers reveal how he wooed the French to win our war.


Streetwise Socrates

A new program offers the humanities as a moral alternative to poverty.

Velosophie participants


Zen and the Art of Cycling

Philosophical journeys in Illlinois.