A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany (1789) by Joseph Wright of Derby. Courtesy Tate Britain, London
Categories Thoughts

We need a new Romanticism

Neuroscience was part of the dinner conversation in my family, often a prerequisite for truth. Want to talk about art? Not without neuroscience.

Categories Essays

This is Water

This is Water is a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace on 21st May 2005 at Kenyon College.

J.M.W. Turner - The Burning of the Houses of Parliament. Liberal Arts and Learning
Categories Quotes

Learning changes you

Higher education has now joined the ­growing list of subjects about which it is increasingly difficult to have an informed public argument.

Ministers sit at a round dinner-table guzzling guineas, while through the window is seen a hungry mob. James Gillray, 1795. Liberal Arts
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Wealth

Humanity must reply to this question, or be shaken to pieces by it.