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Psychology, fame, and death

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There’s a good article in this morning’s New York Times , about the desire for fame as driven by an existential need for meaning in the face of death, and by the need for acceptance by others. Thanks, psychology! For catching up, that is . . . . . . . Continue Reading »

“Bodies, the Exhibition”

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I walk past on the way to work each morning: Bodies, the Exhibition. Or, at least, I walk past an advertisement for it, featuring a man carrying a football as if to avoid an oncoming linebacker. The arresting thing about it is that he is dead and hasn’t any skin. The exhibition has been in . . . . Continue Reading »