Digital strategist Erykah St. Louis poses a philosophical question: if we removed the concept of "stranger" from our collective mindset, could that help us better understand and care for all of humanity?
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@ VOL 18
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BY ANN HAWKINS
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 22, 2015
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@ VOL 33
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What is the human? Imagining The Posthuman Self
BY ANATOL BOLOGAN
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BY ANDREW BENEDICT FISHER
@ VOL 14
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