John Locke

Like a good historian, Anthony Gottlieb in The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy tries not to project the perspectives of the present onto the past and does a fine job of untangling thorny concepts in the interest of cla... more


 Did the protagonist called John Locke add aphilosophical dimension to all those workplace water cooler conversations overthe television series “Lost”? If nothing else, “Lost’s” bald-headed enigmalaunched a thousand .. more

I Hate Hollywood

There’s no denying the popularity and masterworks of Henri Matisse and Raphael Santi. Although centuries apart, their names signify genius. A pair of exhibitions opening this month at two Midwestern museums affords an opportunity to study t... more

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