Philosophy

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

“Baby regret” seems to be the zeitgeist, and we have to wonder why. 

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

As Heraclitus said, “A man’s character is his fate.” So what makes character?

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

The difference is relatively simple. But Orwell makes it clear that nationalism has nothing to do with nationhood. 

Quick Quiz: Do You Know the Basics of Modern Philosophy?

Quick Quiz: Do You Know the Basics of Modern Philosophy?

See how culturally literate you are about modern philosophy.

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Student have formally been asked to use the gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' instead of 'she and 'he'.

Sexual Desire is Immoral Because It's Inherently Objectifying

Sexual Desire is Immoral Because It's Inherently Objectifying

What’s objectifying about sexual desire is its ability to numb a person to reason, both in themselves and in others.

People Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Post-Truth’; So what is it?

People Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Post-Truth’; So what is it?

Defining this concept is not as easy as it appears.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘Lost’ Parable on the Meaning of Christmas
Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Prof. Charles Glenn shows that the creation of public schools was the triumph of one particular form of religion over others.

Quiz: What's Your Purpose in Life?

Quiz: What's Your Purpose in Life?

Take a look at these thought-provoking quotes and see which answer leads you to your life purpose.

Is Eliminating Jobs Really ‘Progress’?

Is Eliminating Jobs Really ‘Progress’?

Amazon grocery stores will eliminate waiting in lines... and jobs.

How Our Contradictions Make Us Human

How Our Contradictions Make Us Human

Contradictions are omnipresent in our intrapersonal life and they are particularly visible when strong beliefs come into play.

Does God See Humans as His Children or His Servants?

Does God See Humans as His Children or His Servants?

The question gets to the heart of a fundamental theological difference between Christianity and Islam.

The Moral Problem with that  'Last Tango' Rape Scene

The Moral Problem with that 'Last Tango' Rape Scene

A famous scene from the 1972 film 'The Last Tango in Paris' was shot by violating a very basic requirement for exercising moral agency.

Why Self-Discipline Must Be Selfish

Why Self-Discipline Must Be Selfish

 The work, the learning, the exercise, the diet: all of the things you intend to do, but don’t. Who’s it all for?

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?   

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.

C.S. Lewis on How the Ego Thwarts Prayer

C.S. Lewis on How the Ego Thwarts Prayer

Is prayer all too often thwarted by the inflated egos of humanity?

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward? 

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father. 

5 Reasons People Tend to Get Happier as They Grow Older

5 Reasons People Tend to Get Happier as They Grow Older

Getting through the 30s and early 40s is key. 

When the Words ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Become Heresy

When the Words ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Become Heresy

Have we finally arrived at the future Orwell predicted? 

Why are so Many Millennials Emotionally Fragile?

Why are so Many Millennials Emotionally Fragile?

Is it because we now live in a world where feelings matter more than anything else?

PC Killed One Professor’s Popular Philosophy Course

PC Killed One Professor’s Popular Philosophy Course

Is it time we insist our educational institutions begin instructing students to think for themselves instead of indoctrinating them with PC ideas?

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.

Can the Virtue of Simple Living be Rediscoverd in a Postmodern World?

Can the Virtue of Simple Living be Rediscoverd in a Postmodern World?

In pre-modern times, the discrepancy between the simple life philosophers advised and how people actually lived was not so great.

Would the Pentagon Benefit from a ‘Philosopher-in-Chief’?

Would the Pentagon Benefit from a ‘Philosopher-in-Chief’?

A writer at a current affairs magazine says yes.

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