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Contemporary culture has discarded the concept of beauty in both art and philosophy. It is not a word much used nowadays, even by art critics, except ironically. But the absence of beauty as a positive concept has left a hole in our thinking-not only in art and philosophy but also in education, politics, worship, and civic life. And its absence...

The Search for Ithaca: a journey through the Classics, is a new podcast by Rafael Torre de Silva that explores and discusses the great works of Classical Literature. It is an attempt to unveil the truths of humanity contained in the texts that have most changed the course of civilization. Why is it that Homer still moves us?...

"¿Dónde están (escondidos) los intelectuales cristianos?". Esta es la pregunta que se hicieron numerosos filósofos, profesores y otras personas relacionadas con el mundo académico, dando lugar a un interesante debate que se desarrolló recientemente en diferentes medios de comunicación y a través de las redes sociales. Si uno lo piensa con...

"Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time" is a collaborative initiative of the Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University together with the Dante Society of America, conceived during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown in anticipation of the seventh centennial commemoration of Dante's death in the...

Alexandre Gonçalves has been studying the intersection between communication, journalism and social media for almost one decade now. He is a PhD student in Communication at Columbia University, where he is currently investigating the role of social media in the rise of populist governments, as well as developing new computational techniques and...

Have you ever gotten distracted while you worked? Perhaps you sat down to read, or write, when you heard that fateful buzz. Your phone wants your attention. You pick it up. Your friend wants your attention. You respond. The internet wants your attention. Your worries want your attention. Your daydreams, your food, your ...

In this highly recommended episode of the Art of Manliness Podcast, the philosopher James K. A. Smith explores Augustine's insights on anthropology following the line of restlessness and existential anxiety. Drawing to several literary works, as well as the writings of the 20th century existentialist philosophers, James is able to demonstrate...

Sin diez cañones por banda, viento en popa a toda vela, surcaron los mares un grupo de marineros de diversa raza y condición unidos bajo la bandera de Castilla con el fin de culminar la obra que empezó Cristóbal Colón: llegar a las Indias navegando por el Este.