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Religion
Breath of life

Shinto is uniquely Japanese, yet embodies a once-universal animistic religion of wind and fire, gods and animal spirits

Brian Victoria

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Ethics
Against moral sainthood

As philosopher Susan Wolf argues, life is far more meaningful and rich if we do not aim at being morally perfect

Daniel Callcut

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Stories and literature
Pagans against Genesis

Confused, inferior and philosophically unsound: the Greco-Roman critique of the Old Testament could have been written today

Pieter van der Horst

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Values and beliefs
The unreality of luck

Optimists believe in good luck, pessimists in bad. But if it’s all a matter of perspective, does luck even exist?

Steven Hales

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Stories and literature
Ghosts on the shore

In Japan, ghost stories are not to be scoffed at, but provide deep insights into the fuzzy boundary between life and death

Christopher Harding

Classic /Gender
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Bringing down the patriarchy

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792

With a new introduction and commentary by Eileen Hunt Botting

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Meaning and the good life
On coincidence

Lightning can strike twice and people do call just when you’re thinking of them – but are such coincidences meaningful?

Cody Delistraty

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Ethics
Life on the slippery Earth

Aztec moral philosophy has profound differences from the Greek tradition, not least its acceptance that nobody is perfect

Sebastian Purcell

Classic /History of ideas
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The philosophy of Mexicanness

Emilio Uranga

Emilio Uranga, 1951

With a new introduction and commentary by Carlos Alberto Sánchez & Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr