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The Fear of Intimacy
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The Fear of Intimacy

Nowadays we’re pretty tough on people who have a certain kind of fear. People who are afraid of getting close. People who need to sit alone for quite a long time everyday. People who don’t always find it easy to

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POP CULTURE: Why We Love Disaster News
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POP CULTURE: Why We Love Disaster News

In another incident today ten people died in a terrible (inaudible) crash there was a huge fireball… Female Reporter: After days of torrential rain the landslide completely buried the house killing the inhabitants, 32 Male Reporter 2: Shortly after take-off

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Stay in – or Leave – a Relationship?
PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes
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PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes

René Descartes was a French 17th century philosopher, famous above all for saying ‘I think therefore I am’, but worthy of our attention for many reasons beyond this. What makes him stand out is that he was a fierce rationalist.

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PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault
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PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French 20th century philosopher and historian who spent his career forensically criticizing the power of the modern bourgeois capitalist state, including its police, law courts, prisons, doctors and psychiatrists. His goal was to work out nothing

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POLITICAL THEORY – John Rawls
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POLITICAL THEORY – John Rawls

Many of us feel that our societies are a little – or even plain totally – ‘unfair’. But we have a hard time explaining our sense of injustice to the powers that be in a way that sounds rational and

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How to Make an Attractive City
LITERATURE: Franz Kafka
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LITERATURE: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was a great chech writer who has come to own a part of the human emotional spectrum, which we can now call the Kafkaesque and which thanks to him we are able better to recognize and to gain

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POLITICAL THEORY – John Locke
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POLITICAL THEORY – John Locke

The 17th century English philosopher, John Locke, is to be remembered for his wise and brilliant contributions to three great issues that continue to concern us to this day: how we should educate our children, who should rule over us,

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SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber
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SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes

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