James Holzhauer doesn't skirt the rules, he just plays unconventionally---a good tableau for life.
How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet.
Given our society's current inability to engage in rational discourse, a renewed appreciation for the logos as a shared commitment to seeking and articulating truth could be our only hope.
George Orwell and Charles Dickens offer some disturbing insight into how totalitarianism works.
When someone talks about someone having "rights," what do they mean?
As we let go of outrage, we are not only more forgiving of others but also more forgiving of ourselves.
It could be argued that today’s young “snowflakes” are the obvious products of a lifetime immersion in digitalism.
Jordan Peterson and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek will debate “Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism" in April.
Time seems to go faster as we age. When we were children, the school year and then the summer seemed to stretch forever. As adults, we wonder where the time went.
Who among us has not suffered discouragement, doubt, or sadness?
All of us, liberals and conservatives, need laughter. Not the snide humor of some late-night comedians, mind you, but the rolling guffaw our attackers deserve, a belly laugh of epic proportions.
The Swiss psychologist foresaw and lamented the West's break with tradition and the loneliness of modernity.
The Zogby and Harvard/Harris polls showing rising support for socialism among Democrats are not outliers.
From the comfort of our armchair, The Office shows us what we see in others, we can see in ourselves.
In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.
Arthur Schopenhauer should be named as the official philosopher of the internet.
In 1971, John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with "no heaven," "no hell," "no religion," and "nothing to kill or die for."
They Shall Not Grow Old is an extremely painful and powerful film to watch.
Does open discussion of ideas bring greater contention, or not?
People may spend their lives seeking permanent solutions to ease feelings of stress in their lives. Such solutions may seem tantalizingly close; in reality, they are out of reach.
Given the strong and complex feelings involved, you may be prone to the empathy gap in the search for the perfect partner.
"We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious."
It appears that the genre of young-man-in-Mom’s-basement is no longer looked down upon but is in fact extolled as a viable career choice.
Bernie is likely too old to perceive this insight. But what about AOC and her fellow millennials?
If one is an adherent of Marcuesean philosophy, then one could easily justify using fascist tactics in the name of fighting fascism.
The humanitarian lie is in important respects less horrifying than the totalitarian one, but it is rooted in the same contempt for the political nature of man and the same ignorance of the human soul.
Plato's Republic sheds profound light on the real problem.
Is it time we "affirm the knight"?