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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...

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...

The Space of Love and Garbage

By Samuel Phineas Upham “The Space of Love and Garbage,” is a volume of essays collected from Harvard Review of Philosophy. From love to hubris a glance at the authors and the titles of their chapters draws the reader into philosophy tackling modernity’s central questions. Among the collection’s contributors is Arthur Melzer, author of “The Natural Goodness of Man: On the System of Rousseaus’s...

Dating Violence in Adolescence Leads to Lower Earnings

By Samuel Phineas Upham It is almost a given that dating violence in adolescence leads to emotional problems later on in life. But a new study suggests that it also affects their education and how much they get paid down the road. Sociology Times reports that a recent study conducted by a Michigan State University researcher reveals that dating violence in adolescence leads to “less education and lower earnings...

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