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Stephen Asma
Professor of Philosophy, Columbia College Chicago

Stephen Asma is professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of 10 books, including The Evolution of Imagination (2017) and his latest, Why We Need Religion (2018). 

Written by Stephen Asma

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Human evolution
Imagination is ancient

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

Stephen T Asma

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Gender and identity
The weaponised loser

Mass shootings have one thing in common: toxic masculinity. Where does it come from and what can be done to stop it?

Stephen T Asma

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Anthropology
Families made us human

The evolution of human culture can be explained, not by the size of our brains, but by the quality of our relationships

Stephen T Asma

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Biology
Animal spirits

The more we learn about the emotions shared by all mammals, the more we must rethink our own human intelligence

Stephen T Asma

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