Can selfish motives result in positive action?

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If It Feels Right…

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Written by David Brooks and published by The New York Times on September 12, 2011, “If It Feels Right” analyzes a study conducted by sociologist Christian Smith about young people's…

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The Reveries of the Solitary Walker(6th Walk)

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the central figures of the Enlightenment. His ideas heavily influenced the Romantics, the French revolution, and even education. Reveries of a Solitary Walker, his final work,…

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To Hell with Good Intentions

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An Austrian philosopher who founded the Intercultural Documentation Center in Mexico, Ivan Illich was known as a “maverick social critic” of contemporary Western culture. It is from this stance that…

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The Same Inside

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Anna Swir was born in Warsaw in 1909 and lived there until the Warsaw uprising of 1944, during which time she served as a nurse and experienced the city's near-total…