The rufous hornero.
The first rule is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.
~Richard Phillips Feynman
Professor of philosophy John Kaag discovered an abandoned library in New Hampshire full of rare first edition books of the great works of Western philosophy, many of which were owned by quintessentially American thinkers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James.
Via Art of Manliness (49:28)
Long-dead thinkers from Socrates to Nietzsche are the latest hot property when it comes to self-help books. But can they really make effective gurus?
By Neil Armstrong @ BBC
“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
Pascal Boyer, the Henry Luce Professor of Individual and Collective Memory at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses how the organization of the human mind influences culture, specifically how religion is acquired and communicated. (28:26)