Philosophy & Religion
The paradox is this: All that is radical must be rooted.
Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person.
The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.
If we want our children to have a better education than we had will we have to train our children to educate themselves?
Hazing practices have a deep history and cross-cultural universality.
Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish.
Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.
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
A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."
In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.
National Geographic is now trying its hand at gender theory.
Students: “White philosophers” should be studied only “if required”--and then only critically.
This thesis was common in the ancient world.
There is a powerful human inclination to reduce others to mere objects.
Some influential Christian thinkers have criticized the very idea of "religion".
There are some things that evolutionary biology can’t answer.
How does the inner struggle with temptation affect how our actions are viewed by others?
As a student of philosophy and ethics, I think philosophy can help us clarify, systematize and evaluate the arguments on both sides.
Would we see a more functional, thriving population if Americans began embracing responsibility instead of thrusting it off on others?
The film, which is slated to hit theaters in October, will probe a timeless and timely question: What does it mean to be human?
My ideal home has two rooms: a bedroom to sleep in, and a kitchen to cook in.
By choosing to remember only half of their portraits, we deny celebrities their humanity and overlook an obvious truth.
'I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down...'
According to Jean-Paul Sartre, someone who lives in bad faith treats themselves as an object, not as an autonomous or freely choosing agent.
The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.