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What makes a story good?

Learner.org proposes that the following ingredients are needed. “Literature gives order to human experience. Literature explores cultural values. Literature demands an emotional response from the reader,” and finally, “Like a great journey, literature can show you things you have never … Continue reading

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What a lucky man he was…? A post about luck and coincidences

Dec. 5, 1660, a ship sank in the Straits of Dover. Lucky man Hugh Williams was the sole survivor. Dec. 5, 1767, another shipwreck in the same place caused 127 people to lose their lives. Once again, only Hugh Williams … Continue reading

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Philosophy’s burning ring of truth

John Huss is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Akron. His work can be found in the recently published “Johnny Cash and Philosophy,” a collection of essays he edited that explore philosophical issues by examining the life … Continue reading

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