How to Read Literature in Translation

January 30, 2017

If you’ve ever played a video game from the ’80s, you know that not all translations are created equal. Just see the humorous All Your Base Are Belong to Us meme for a taste of what I mean. Which translation of a classic you choose to read greatly affects your reading experience. Most classics have multiple …

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How Art Changes the World

January 25, 2017

At the philosophy group I attend, we were discussing the final chapter of Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (OPAR) about her views on art. At first glance, the chapter appears a cursory postscript to the book–an obligatory nod to esthetics since it is one of the five branches of philosophy. But art–including literature–is not just …

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