What is it about this photograph that makes you feel uncomfortable?

In his principal philosophical work, Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre identified the power of the human gaze as one of existential affirmation; to stare into the face of another and not only recognize them as a person, but see them recognize you in return, was to Sartre a necessary interchange in the development … » 12/02/11 8:00am 12/02/11 8:00am

How philosophy explains why Steven Moffat's monsters are seriously…

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has created some of the series' most frightening monsters, including the Weeping Angel aliens in "Blink" who creep up when you glance away. This season, the Edvard Munch-inspired aliens called The Silence have a strange but potent superpower: the instant they leave the frame of your… » 5/13/11 2:00pm 5/13/11 2:00pm