Monthly Archives: May 2012

Arch Street History

Philadelphia’s Arch Street Friends Meeting House at 4th and Arch has this display showing how Arch Street got its name.  William Penn named the streets connecting the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers after trees, and Arch Street was originally Mulberry Street.  … Continue reading

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Derek Parfit

“How to be Good,” Larissma MacFarquhar, The New Yorker, 9/5/2011 Suppose we discovered a technique to lengthen our lives hundreds of years, but by doing so we would all become sterile and would be the last existing generation.  Would this … Continue reading

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