Thursday, October 20, 2016

Links of Note

* Elisa Freschi, What counts as philosophy? On the normative disguised as descriptive, at the "Indian Philosophy Blog", and Prof Manners, Philosophical Vanities, both do a good job of critiquing recent attempts of discipline-defining in philosophy.

* Jessica Murdoch on papal infallibility

* William Doino Jr, Pius XII's Duel with Hitler

And the Pope vs. Hitler documentary at National Geographic

* Ashok Karra on Xenophon's Apology

* Dale DeBakcsy on Xunzi

* I found this article at McLean's on the collapse of the economy of Churchill, Canada's only Arctic deep water port, to be quite fascinating.

* How the Canadian ambassador at the end of WWII created a minor diplomatic incident by signing on the wrong line.

* James Delingpole on learning poetry by heart.

* Another news story this summer about the difficulty of the construction business in Iceland because of elves.

* Simon J. Cook, How to Do Things with Words: Tolkien's Theory of Fantasy in Practice

* Eve Keneinan has a good post on the history of the word 'monotheism'

* Robert Talisse interviews Martha Nussbaum on anger.

* Eratosthenes and the Circumference of the Earth at "yovisto blog"

* The history of the question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

* "The Verbose Stoic" has an interesting post on Law's Evil God challenge

* Silverstream Priory, a Benedictine monastery, is raising money for a new library, and is fundraising for it online

* An excellent interview with Cardinal Robert Sarah on the importance of liturgical silence

* John Brungardt on voting as a human action

* DarwinCatholic, Be Careful Where Your Loyalties Lead You, has some salutary comments for the voting season

* An interesting Scientific American article on research that attempts to work out the evolutionary history of myths

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