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  • An Interview with Bonnie Honig

    by Gary Browning for Contemporary Political Theory Bonnie, the editors of Contemporary Political Theory were very enthusiastic to secure an interview with you and to enable readers to find out about your intellectual development and current thinking, so many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Your...
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  • Do parents' white lies hurt children?

    by Mike Barrowcliffe in Times Online "Professor Gail Heyman, of the University of California, questioned 130 students and their parents about parental lying. She was surprised to find that more than 80 per cent of parents lied at some point, even those who insisted to their children that it was...
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  • Interview with Umberto Eco: 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die'

    By Susanne Beyer and Lothar Gorris in Spiegel Online " SPIEGEL: Still, you are famous for being able to explain your passions … Eco: … but not by talking about myself. Look, ever since the days of Aristotle, we have been trying to define things based on their essence. The definition of man? An animal...
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  • God, the Government and Feelings of Control

    by Nathan Heflick in Psychology Today "Feeling a little bit less in control? Research suggests you are more likely to believe in the controlling power of your government, and God. Aaron Kay (professor at The University of Waterloo) and colleagues have recently tested a model of compensatory control...
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  • Heart attack risk 'raised by suppressing anger'

    from BBC News "Men who do not openly express their anger if they are unfairly treated at work double their risk of a heart attack, Swedish research suggests. The researchers looked at 2,755 male employees in Stockholm who had not had a heart attack when the study began. They were asked about how...
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  • Better world: Be nice to people

    By Michael Bond | New Scientist "It sounds kind of obvious, and a little trite: the world would be a better place to live in if we were all a bit kinder to each other. But how can we make that happen? This is fast becoming a valid scientific question. Psychologists and neuroscientists are exploring...
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  • VIA Institute on Character Offers a Survey of Character

    The following is a description of the VIA Institute on Character, which offers a survey revealing one's character strengths, among which is virtue. Source: www.viacharacter.org Dr. Christopher Peterson, from the University of Michigan, and one of the most cited psychologists of our time, was brought...
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