Charles Goldhaber | PhilArchive | 4th May 2022 | PDF
On David Hume's cheerfulness. His autobiography reveals that he was proud of his "natural temper" and ability to overcome disappointment rapidly. Cheerfulness was both a fairly common sociable playfulness and a rarer virtue that provides "fortification against unhappy accidents". Stoicism and scepticism together give a way in which "philosophy can be practical, and help us live well" (5,244 words)
Rob Brunner | Washingtonian | 3rd May 2022 | U
Jimmy Carter's grandson investigates the presidential record library. Acquired during the Carter administration, the collection was partly curated by Johnny Mercer of "Moon River" fame, but holds more than just easy listening. "Funkadelic’s Hardcore Jollies made the cut, as did Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols and Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica" (2,230 words)
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