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.
The change in meaning came about somewhere around 1900 in English speaking countries. Tragic, but it's more than just a definition disfigurement.
This month marks the centenary of the entry of the United States into World War I.
Nathaniel Bork, a philosophy teacher in Colorado, was fired after questioning the Community College of Aurora's new "student success initiative."
In making the claim that race is just as culturally constructed as gender, Dolezal put the gender ideologues in a difficult position.
In "The End of Ideology," Daniel Bell defined ‘ideology’ as “a set of beliefs... [that] seek to transform the whole of a way of a life."
University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.
In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming.
Fascism wasn't built just on hate. It also promised robust social welfare to people fearful of unbridled capitalism.
Neil Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy, based heavily on natural law theory, was inspired by his intellectual mentor at Oxford University.
Since the report’s inception five years ago, the U.S. has never entered the ranking’s top 10.
A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?
How are we to know who is and who isn’t an alien? And, most creepy of all, how do we know if we might be aliens ourselves?
The current state of the world is undeniably complex and turbulent. Philosophy can give young people sustaining goals to hang on to in uncertain times.
“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”