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Philosophers

Jan 26, 2012 — This week, an up-close look at the lives of Manhattan chef Gabrielle Hamilton, rapper Ice-T, novelist J.D. Salinger, best-selling author Stieg Larsson and his partner Eva Gabrielsson, and the great philosophers.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Philosopher's Apprentice by James Morrow. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jan 12, 2011 — Professor James Miller's new book, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche, peers inside the personal lives of the world's great minds. Before Us Weekly and gossip blogs, the public was voraciously interested in philosophers' private lives.
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Dec 3, 2009 — Correspondent Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Daniel Goldin and Lucia Silva. Their selections include comics about philosophy, novels about building families, and a box set that dives into the process of writing.
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Dec 3, 2009 — This math and philosophy-obsessed graphic novel, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitiou with art by Alecos Papadatos and Annie DiDonna, charts the quest of Nobel Prize-winner Bertrand Russell to find logic in mathematics.
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Nov 1, 2009 — In Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal policies, Ayn Rand saw the makings of a fascist nation. The author of a new biography of the conservative icon says Rand would have seen Obama's stimulus plan, bank bailout program and health care initiative as "a gigantic power grab."
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Feb 7, 2009 — Throughout recorded history, philosophers have made light of death — in some cases, they've even taught us to embrace it. Author Simon Critchley has compiled the thoughts of more than 190 philosophers on the subject of death in The Book of Dead Philosophers.
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Apr 8, 2008 — Two new novels feature highly educated main characters who discover that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. Maureen Corrigan reviews The Philosopher's Apprentice, by James Morrow, and The Soul Thief, by Charles Baxter.
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Nov 12, 2006 — William James was an intellectual force of nature in 19th century America. Trained as a medical doctor, he saw links between the life sciences, psychology and philosophy, and was a seminal thinker on religion. Author Robert D. Richardson has written a new biography called William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism.
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Dec 14, 2005Day to Day reporter Karen Grigsby Bates, doing double duty as literary editor, shares her list of books that would make great gifts for the holidays.
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