Aeon

Cute black cat

That Warm, Fuzzy Feeling Has a Name: Kama Muta

Being moved, touched, team pride, patriotism, being touched by the Spirit, burning in the bosom, the feels, or even nostalgia. Many names for what Alan Fiske and his colleagues have determined is one emotion. So theycoined a scientific term for it, ‘kama muta.’

2 months ago
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Thucydides

Do We Really Want Historians as Policy Advisers?

The claim that Thucydides’ account of the past is useful is often extended to historiography in general, rather than just to his specific – and idiosyncratic – approach. And that, suggests Neville Morley, may be the real trap of Thucydides.

3 years ago
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David Cameron

In This Indebted World, Austerity May Be Forever

Political economist Mark Blyth argues that in a highly indebted world, austerity – introduced as an ‘emergency’ measure to save the economy, to right the fiscal ship – has becomes a permanent state of affairs.

3 years ago
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