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Amor Mundi 04/24/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we look further into the reality of Bitcoin, China, from Confucius to Communism, the rise of virtual reality, the possibility of boredom in the digital age and more... Posted on 25 April 2016 | 8:13 am

MLK and the Purpose of Education

You know elite universities are in trouble when their professors say things like Edward Rock. Rock, Distinguished Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and coordinator of Penn’s online education program, has this to say about the impending revolution in online education: We’re in the business of creating and disseminating knowledge. And in 2012,…Read more MLK and the Purpose of Education Posted on 8 February 2013 | 1:15 pm

A Sorry Bunch of Dwarfs

Freeman Dyson, the eclectic physicist, took good aim at philosophy last week in a review of the silly book by Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist?” An Existential Detective Story. Holt went around to “a portrait gallery of leading modern philosophers,” and asked them the Leibnizian question: Why is there something rather than nothing?”…Read more A Sorry Bunch of Dwarfs Posted on 5 November 2012 | 3:05 pm

Confucius on Thinking

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.” -Confucius Posted on 11 September 2012 | 10:07 am