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Essentialism: The Logical Fallacy Plaguing Us Since Plato

Laurie Wastell | newdiscourses.com Everyone knows the names Plato and Aristotle. The Ancient Athenian philosophers are widely celebrated as founders of the western intellectual tradition, and they continue to exert immense influence on our thought and culture today. Yet since … Continue reading

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Thought Question: Drawing the line

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Quote: Peters on film

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Britain flooded with ‘brand police’ to protect sponsors

Martin Hickman The Independent “Olympics organisers have warned businesses that during London 2012 their advertising should not include a list of banned words….” Hundreds of uniformed Olympics officers will begin touring the country today enforcing sponsors’ multimillion-pound marketing deals, in … Continue reading

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Egg Donation and Exploitation of Young Women Results in Death

PRNewswire Center for Bioethics and Culture draws attention to lack of regulation, exploitation dangers and death from egg donation in fertility industry abroad. News is just breaking in India about Sushma Pandey, a 17-year-old young woman who died in 2010, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Barclays insider lifts lid on bank’s toxic culture

James Moore The Independent A former senior Barclays employee today exposes the “culture of fear” that operated at the bank and claims Bob Diamond would have been aware of his traders’ activities. Speaking exclusively to The Independent, the banker alleges … Continue reading

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Culture of Fear

This documentary details the epidemic of fear in our society, ranging from child predators to terrorism. It features interviews with Dr. Noam Chomsky, David Kucinish, and many other experts offering an in-depth exploration on various topics of fear.

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The High Price of Materialism

Tim Kasser NewDream Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but … Continue reading

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The Codes of Gender

Sut Jhally Free Speech TV Written and directed by MEF Executive Director Sut Jhally, The Codes of Gender applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman’s groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape, showing how one of American popular culture’s … Continue reading

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The Obsessed Culture of Lowering Cholesterol May Actually Be Causing Cancer

Marco Torres Prevent Disease We have become a culture so obsessed with eating foods low in cholesterol and fat that many health experts are now questioning the consequences. Could we really maintain a dietary lifestyle that was so foreign to … Continue reading

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