Odysseus serves as an image of homo viator. Man on a journey. Travelling man. Man on a quest.
By focusing so much on respect for the self, have we lost focus of the respect we owe to individuals, places, and events?
In a 1757 letter, Ben Franklin scolded a friend preparing to publish an atheist tract. But was Franklin's reason sound?
Ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis pioneered a philosophy that might come in handy when dealing with pesky internet Trolls.
Donald Trump may seem like the last person in the world who could unify us, but one has to admit: he's shown a knack for exceeding expectations.
Would President Trump, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents do well to put the recent past behind and take Jefferson’s sage advice to heart?
It first made its appearance during the sexual revolution, but has now been taken to a whole new level.
The paradox is this: All that is radical must be rooted.
Do we have the intellectual honesty and courage to admit that some of the past’s ideas might still be beneficial?
Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person.
How did Franklin get to be such a prolific, proficient, and admirable author? The answer is simple...
The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.
Voting is a basic civic duty in a democracy. But are incentives to vote actually helpful?
Hazing practices have a deep history and cross-cultural universality.
It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.
Important words to remember during these difficult times.
Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.
With a Trump presidency at hand an inescapable historical irony deserves to be noted.
A speech for the ages.
Give me the dawn of the Greek golden age in philosophy and not the setting of reason’s sun in the gloom, doom and nihilism of postmodernism.
The etymology of the term is a mystery
Who is better equipped to help the poor: bureaucracy or caring citizens?
A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."
President Obama said goodbye to the nation last night. Did his speech measure up?
Would Paine equate today's politicians with King George?
In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.
Would we see a change for the better in the nation’s schools if education was placed back in the hands of local communities?
This thesis was common in the ancient world.