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The Way to Climb Art – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham In New York City’s Central Park there is a bronze statue that has garnered the attention of thousands if not millions of children. It’s the “Alice in Wonderland” statue. Children from all over the world have polished and worn down the statue with their tiny hands, knees, and feet, similar to the way this small boy is climbing it now on this Friday afternoon in March. After stepping on...

Thirteen Interviews, Thirteen Philosophers, Editted By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham While studying philosophy at Harvard University, I had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Harvard Review of Philosophy, an annual journal that has been around since 1991. One of the editing projects during my time there was collecting interviews for an anthology entitled “Philosophers in Conversation: Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy.” For the...

A Critique of Romantic Irony

By Samuel Phineas Upham I recently re-read the essay, “Philosophy as Hubris: Kierkegaard’s Critique of Romantic Irony as a Critique of Immanent Thinking” by Hans Feger. This was recently included in my book Space of Love and Garbage. Hans Feger is a research fellow at the Freie Universität, Berlin. Author of Die Macht der Einbildungskraft in der Ästhetik Kants und Schillers, his interests include...

Study Reveals Where Imagination Comes From

By Samuel Phineas Upham Up until now scholars could only theorize just how and where imagination occurred in the human brain. However, a new study conducted by Dartmouth researchers discovers just that: the how and the where, e Science News reports. According to the article, researchers found that human imagination occurs in the brain’s “mental workspace,” the place that consciously alters images and ideas and...

All We Need Is a Paradigm

By Samuel Phineas Upham Simon Saunders has written extensively about quantum mechanics and relativity theory. He wrote a fantastic essay that was published in “All We Need is a Paradigm,” a collection of essays published by the Harvard Review of Philosophy and edited by me. He was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the university from 1990 to 1995, and Associate Professor from 1995 to 1996. “What Is the...

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