Suggested readings, #1

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration:

Vladimir Nabokov, literary refugee. (New York Times)

A New study questions Judith Butler’s famous contention that “male” and “female” are merely social constructs. (Psychology Today)

Was the real Socrates more amorous than we knew? (Aeon)

Warning: this friendship has been digitized. (New York Times)

Big Gods came after the rise of civilization, not before. (The Conversation)

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at and He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

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