In 'The Rebel,' Camus declared for a peaceful socialism that would not resort to revolutionary violence. Sartre read the book with disgust.
What’s he doing trying to study? Didn’t he realize he’s at a university?
What happens when the religious beliefs that undergird a culture are pulled out from under it, as has happened in the West?
Odysseus serves as an image of homo viator. Man on a journey. Travelling man. Man on a quest.
Interpreting fossils that aren’t there comes with its own peculiar challenges, but the gaps that haunt the record also tell a story.
In a 1757, Ben Franklin scolded a friend preparing to publish an atheist tract. But was Franklin's reason sound?
Ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis pioneered a philosophy that might come in handy when dealing with pesky internet Trolls.
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?