Neurosciences; Philosophy; Churchland, Paul M., 1942-; Consciousness; Foundationalism (Theory of knowledge); Logical positivism
Philosopher Paul Churchland, currently nearing the end of his second decade in resistance at the University of California, San Diego, has long been what is often quite rare: a cutting-edge academic philosopher. He as been at the vanguard...
South Africa; South Africa - Environmental conditions; Natural resources - South Africa; Globalization;
When we think of South Africa, we often think of the recent past, charged with the history of Apartheid. But South Africa is also one of the world's most important countries because of the natural resources it has provided to fuel the global...
Public lands; United States. National Park Service; United States. Forest Service.
The U. S. manages a vast system of national forests, grasslands, parks, and refuges, landscapes that contain some of the most beautiful and resource-rich terrain in the country. Since their establishment beginning in the late 19th-century, these...
Blogs have in the last couple of years loomed large in the Western imagination, but the ideas about blogs that have circulated both through the mainstream media and through academia have been extremely limited in scope. In the popular imagination,...
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Constitutional law - United States; Education
The Founders had a lot to say on the importance of education and book learning to the survival of the early republic. The Constitution, however -- a document just as important for what it doesn't say as what it says -- never mentions education or...
American literature; Artists; Authors as artists; Mr. Potato Head (Trademark); Nature; Poetry; Postmodernism; Reality; Self
In the 1980s, the term "postmodernism" was adopted by literary critics to designate what the reigning generation of artists and theorists, figures like Pynchon, Cage, Warhol, and Barthes, had in common. Postmodernists shared an interest in...
Auks; Auks - Food; Auks - Behavior; Climatic changes; Sea ice; Spitsbergen Island (Norway); Svalbard (Norway); Ocean currents - Antarctic Ocean; Ocean currents - Atlantic Ocean; Animal behavior; North Atlantic oscillation; Calanus finmarchicus
The controversy over global warming and climate change is often argued using measurements of ice core samples and ocean levels. What can we learn by "interviewing" living creatures? Every summer millions of seabirds called little auks (also known...
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