What are Universities for?

What are universities really for? Well, the main thing is to teach people how to make a living. Educating the…

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Why Design Matters

Design is the posh word for thinking a lot about how stuff looks A designed object is one whose makers…

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Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

We’re desperate to avoid it of course, but we won’t, for a lot of very good reasons: We don’t understand…

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EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – The Buddha

The story of the Buddha’s life, like all of Buddhism, is a story about confronting suffering. He was born between…

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PHILOSOPHY – Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre made thinking and philosophy glamorous. He was born in Paris in 1905. His father, a navy captain, died…

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PHILOSOPHY – Ludwig Wittgenstein

A lot of unhappiness comes about in this world because we can’t let other people know what we mean clearly…

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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…

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POP CULTURE: The Clever Tricks of Advertising

When advertising began in a significant way in the [early] 19th century It was a relatively straightforward business. It showed…

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Self Compassion

To survive in this high pressured, crazy world most of us have to become highly adept at self-criticism. We learn…

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