Homo Deus (2)

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    Defining religion as “belief in God” is also problematic. We tend to say that a devout Christian is religious because she believes in God, whereas a fervent communist isn’t religious because com...
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    Studying history aims to loosen the grip of the past. It enables us to turn our head this way and that, and begin to notice possiblilities that our ancestors could not imagine, or didn't want us to...

Nausea (1)

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    “Camus reviewed Nausea when it appeared, and, while dazzled by the book, disliked its philosophy. He did not make explicit his objection, but one can surmise that he disliked Sartre’s fatalism. F...

Elephant and Other Stories (1)

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    Badenweiler is a spa and resort city in the western area of the Black Forest, not far from Basel. The Vosges are visible from nearly anywhere in the city, and in those days the air was pure and inv...

A Death in the Family (1)

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    “When grief and shock surpass endurance there occur phases of exhaustion, of anesthesia in which relatively little is left and one has the illusion of recognizing, and understanding, a good deal....

The Emperor of All Maladies (1)

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    Medicine, I said, begin with storytelling. Patients tell stories to describe illness; doctors tell stories to understand it. Science tells its own story to explain diseases. The story of one cancer...
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