Philosophy

Philosophy is Lost in the Dark

Philosophy is Lost in the Dark

Without restoring Plato and true philosophy to their proper stations, we are certain to continue the descent into darkness.

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

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 Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.

What the Self-Esteem Movement Got Disastrously Wrong

What most 'self-esteem' advocates fail to understand is that other-reliant 'self-esteem' is a contradiction in terms.

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
 

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.

Why Not Socialism?

The late G. A. Cohen, an iconic political philosopher of the left who taught at Oxford, offered a thoughtful defense of socialism.

Emma Watson just won the first ‘Gender-Neutral’ acting award. What does that mean?

MTV abolished gender-specific categories for acting awards this year.

The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Guide to the Classics

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.

Why is Humility Important?

Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

3 Warning Signs Your Life is a Sitcom About Nothing

In Seinfeld, the characters often feel like victims. Everyday life, whether it is buying soup or socks, is hard for a Seinfeld character.

The Perils of Relativism

The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.

The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

In Plato's Republic, Socrates says that specialization is advantageous, because "we are not all alike."

Why I am Not a Libertarian

The attraction of libertarianism is also its main defect: it offers neat solutions to complex problems.

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

The Secret to Living a Life of Mastery

Many people have bought into the idea that life is or should be an “endless series of climatic moments.”

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.

Why So Many ‘Tolerant’ People Are Actually Intolerant

It’s become common to point out that those who most preach “tolerance” are often themselves highly “intolerant.”

But why is that?

5 Attributes of Thought Leaders

Thought leaders are highly sought after by business firms and government agencies.

The Progressive Roots of Fascism

Popular wisdom holds that Fascism and Communism were diametrical opposites.  They weren't.

Is the West Worth Defending?

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?

How Relativism Contradicts Itself

Though an attitude of relativism may be growing in popularity, philosophically speaking, it’s a very silly position.

Postmodernism: The Philosophy Behind ‘Identity Politics’

To help in better understanding our "brave new world"... 

Social Isolation is Dangerous to Democracy

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”

Black Mirror's 'Nosedive' Reveals that Dystopia is Closer Than You Think

The Netflix science fiction show 'Black Mirror' a few years ago portrayed a dystopian future in which people instantly rate every encounter they have.

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