Without restoring Plato and true philosophy to their proper stations, we are certain to continue the descent into darkness.
Philosopher G.K. Chesterton once was asked, 'What’s wrong with the world today?' He responded simply, “Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G.K. Chesterton.”
The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.
What most 'self-esteem' advocates fail to understand is that other-reliant 'self-esteem' is a contradiction in terms.
The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.
Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.
Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.
The late G. A. Cohen, an iconic political philosopher of the left who taught at Oxford, offered a thoughtful defense of socialism.
MTV abolished gender-specific categories for acting awards this year.
The Epic of Gilgamesh explores the nature and meaning of being human, and asks the questions that continue to be debated in the modern day.
Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.
In Seinfeld, the characters often feel like victims. Everyday life, whether it is buying soup or socks, is hard for a Seinfeld character.
The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.
In Plato's Republic, Socrates says that specialization is advantageous, because "we are not all alike."
The attraction of libertarianism is also its main defect: it offers neat solutions to complex problems.
An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?
Many people have bought into the idea that life is or should be an “endless series of climatic moments.”
One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.
Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.
It’s become common to point out that those who most preach “tolerance” are often themselves highly “intolerant.”
But why is that?
Thought leaders are highly sought after by business firms and government agencies.
Popular wisdom holds that Fascism and Communism were diametrical opposites. They weren't.
We should respond to the question of whether the West is worth defending by first asking this: Which West are we being asked to defend?
Though an attitude of relativism may be growing in popularity, philosophically speaking, it’s a very silly position.
To help in better understanding our "brave new world"...
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”
The Netflix science fiction show 'Black Mirror' a few years ago portrayed a dystopian future in which people instantly rate every encounter they have.