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Scandals and disasters. Why we can't get enough.

British philosopher and writer, Alain de Botton appeared at the prestigious Sydney Opera House on Saturday to discuss contemporary news and how our obsession with it is impacting our lives. 194 more words


What's wrong with 'The News'

(And why I don’t watch them).

This guy, Alain de Botton, is one of the greatest philosophers of our time. I strongly suggest that you read and watch… 149 more words


M is for Minister

“To be shown love is to feel ourselves the object of concern: our presence is noted, our name is registered, our views are listened to, our failings are treated with indulgence and our needs are ministered to.

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Secular Spirituality: Is That a Thing?

Today’s post comes from Hailey Kaufman, who studies philosophy, biology, and religion at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.  Her post advocates for the possibility of  spiritual awakenings of atheistic communities, and she’s not talking conversion here folks! 658 more words

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Art and News

The Philosophy of Life and News and Art

Alain De Botton is a new find for me. I watched a new program today where he gave a very interesting talk about how he sees the presentation and publishing of news to the world and how we react to it. 1,162 more words

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A couple of weeks ago, I was poking around Facebook when I stumbled across a video that one of my friends had posted: “How Art Can Save Your Soul,” by… 853 more words

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