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The Paper Chase

Printing and human nature get acquainted.

Mar 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP

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Napoleon by Ingres (1806)

Emperor of Europe

The little Corsican with some big ideas.

Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

Animal Magnetism at work

Believing Is Seeing

The continuing saga of human credulity.

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35

The ‘grand design’ spiral galaxy, M81

Starting from Scratch

An infinite number of theories of existence.

Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo

Houses of Cards

One shot, and Europe descends into catastrophe.

Jul 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 40

David Hume

Natural Philosopher

The skeptical mind, and sympathetic character, of David Hume.

Apr 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 28

Image of Spinoza

Spinoza’s God

A cosmos in the mind of the harmonious philosopher.

Jan 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 18

Michel de Montaigne Picture

What Do I Know?

Montaigne’s persistent search for meaning.

Aug 15, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 45

John Gray

Live and Let Live

The mortal implications of man’s place in nature.

Apr 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 28

America Mapped

America Mapped

How the Old World saw the New World in perspective.

Aug 9, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 44

Freedom’s Symphony

Freedom’s Symphony

The world of Beethoven’s Ninth.

Jun 28, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 39

Europe's Temblor

The year the old order was shaken and stirred.

Nov 30, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 11

Jaded But Wise

An ancient school teaches us moderns.

Aug 3, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 43

No Dracula He

Books, not blood, nourish a Transylvania tyrant.

Nov 3, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 08

Happy Feet

The joys of walking, in theory and practice

Sep 29, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 03

Meetings of the Mind

Freud and his revolution.

Jul 21, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 42

Tested by Time

Tradition is 'gratitude toward the past and harmony with it.'

Jun 30, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 40

What Hath God Wrought

When an elderly philosopher meets a Dallas business consultant.

Jan 21, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 18

From the Beginning

Time is shorter than you think.

Nov 5, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 08

Four Temperaments

How medicine saw the human body for two millennia.

Jul 30, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 43

Frozen in Time

The ice-bound lands of mythology and history.

Apr 30, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 31

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