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How can a visit to an Italian restaurant help us to better understand the world?

  We live in a complex world, but language helps us to grasp even complex situations. What is the connection between pizza and heroism? At first, the two hardly seem related–one is a favorite dish and the other is a way of life. But understanding how pizza delivery works can give us insight into how we can […]

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Art is a concretization of metaphysics

“Art is a concretization of metaphysics. Art brings man’s concepts to the perceptual level of his consciousness and allows him to grasp them directly, as if they were percepts.” — Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto

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What does math have to do with becoming a hero?

  We live in a complex world, but it is possible to understand even “irrational” aspects of it. What is the connection between mathematics and heroism? At first, the two hardly seem related–math is about measuring things, and heroes do immeasurable good. Isn’t one limited and the other limitless? But the two are, in fact, […]