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McLuhan, Marshall Herbert

Marshall Herbert McLuhan (1911-80) was a Canadian cultural theorist born in Edmonton, Alberta. McLuhan founded the University of Toronto‘s Centre for Culture and Technology (1963) and became something of an intellectual pop star in Canada and beyond. While his phrase … Continue reading


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Evil: Natural, Moral and Intrinsic

How we define evil is influenced by our core beliefs. Materialists and some scientists dismiss the idea of evil as if it were culturally inherited from a world once peopled by believers in magic and outdated superstitions. Today, violent criminals … Continue reading


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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly (born Mary Godwin, 1797-1851), better known as Mary Shelley, was a London-born author and daughter of the pioneering feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft and the political journalist William Godwin. In the midst of a story-telling contest with her … Continue reading