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A Time For Candor: What Have We Learned From The Pandemic?

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“The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth.” Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1971) By definition, Covid-19 has been a crisis of biology. Nonetheless, certain core explanations for American...

November 24, 1632: Baruch Spinoza, Dutch Jewish philosopher, one of the foremost exponents of...

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Benedict de Spinoza, Hebrew forename Baruch, Latin forename Benedictus, Portuguese Bento de Espinosa, (born November 24, 1632, Amsterdam—died February 21, 1677, The Hague), Dutch Jewish philosopher, one of the foremost exponents of 17th-century Rationalism...

March 6, 1982: Ayn Rand, Philosopher who defend the reason and individual freedom, dies

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Ayn Rand (Alisa Rosenbaum), Russian-born author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, among other philosophical novels and screenplays, died on this date in 1982. Rand developed the philosophy of Objectivism, which advocated human reason as...