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Ars Philosopha — March 14, 2014, 12:46 pm

On Hypocrisy

Should we condemn hypocrites, when we can’t help but be hypocrites ourselves?

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Ars Philosopha — June 25, 2013, 2:00 pm

On Suicide

And why we should talk more about it

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Ars Philosopha — March 6, 2013, 2:44 pm

Weird Parents, Normal Children

Does looking to the past help us become better parents?

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Ars Philosopha — January 24, 2013, 9:00 am

Can We Truly Love Our Enemies?

Philosopher Jerome Neu argues that our emotional responses can be trained

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Commentary — June 7, 2012, 11:51 am

How Muscles Made the Man

Article — From the June 2012 issue

My old man

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On the road, a life real and imagined

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The drunk’s club

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A.A., the cult that cures

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All that glitters

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An ex-jeweler reveals the art of the swindle

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