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Wednesday 19 August 2020
Birth and death; productivity and ease; truth and illusion: this week’s Psyche is rich in opposites. Our own Sam Dresser brings a characteristically wry touch to his philosophical Guide on overcoming the fear of death. Fiona Woollard asks whether new mothers deserve the same accolades as marathon runners; we explore the theatrical unreality of pro wrestling and the distressing unreality of delusional beliefs. A drive for efficiency can truly hamper our ability to savour life and be open to the future. In that spirit, this week’s Film takes you on a poetic journey to an ancient Japanese farmhouse, restored with deep attentiveness by a couple whose love is an act of courage in itself.

– Brigid Hains, Editorial Director

SPORTS AND GAMES
What pro wrestling can teach us about the quest for truth
by Douglas Edwards
PARENTING AND FAMILIES
Philosophy can explain what kind of achievement it is to give birth
by Fiona Woollard
by Sam Dresser
MONEY AND ECONOMICS
Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better
by Barry Schwartz
HALLUCINATIONS/DELUSIONS
Beliefs have a social purpose. Does this explain delusions?
by Anna Greenburgh
ARCHITECTURE FILM Video Icon
An elegy and a celebration of what it really means to find a home
16 minutes

I am a Road Safety buff!


Driving note – A Didactic Cinquain

by jay

Driving Nuts!
Drive like Nuts
Car, speed, road safety
Will always be this way?
Road Rage