Italian Americans are a proud people. We are proud of our contributions to science. Doubly so, we are proud of our contributions to art. Our culture is w...
Lawrence TorcelloXenophobia, perhaps especially in the U.S., is sustained by ignorance of one's history--itself a remnant of oppression:
"The Emirate of Sicily existed as an Islamic state from 831 to 1072. Italy, as a nation, has only existed since March 17, 1861."
Given our modern scientific view of the world, how is freedom of the will possible? That is the classical problem of free will. Strategies for addressing this problem include the flat denial of free will, as well as various attempts to render free...
Lawrence TorcelloA new book about free will. You can learn more on this podcast. Do you really have a choice?
Chennai's severe water shortage has forced restaurants to shut and the city to scramble for solutions.
Lawrence Torcello"The situation has also prompted clashes to break out between residents. Last week, police arrested a man for stabbing his neighbour during a fight over water-sharing in the neighbourhood."
Lawrence Torcello"If you think the mere fact of disagreement means there’s a controversy [...] then pretty much any topic you care to mention will turn out to be controversial if you look hard enough."
a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony… See the full definition
Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in its Place [Robert B. Talisse] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We live in an age of political polarization. As political beliefs on the left and the right have been pulled closer...
A recent report from InfluenceMap claims that the world's biggest oil and gas companies spend $200 million every year to weaken and oppose legislation aimed at fighting global warming.
Lawrence Torcello"Every year, the world’s five largest publicly owned oil and gas companies spend approximately $200 million on lobbying designed to control, delay or block binding climate-motivated policy."