Philosophy

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.

Can America Revive the Idea of a Day of Rest?

Can America Revive the Idea of a Day of Rest?

Would we all benefit from returning to a weekly day of rest?

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?

Couple Blocked From Adopting After Saying Kids Should Have a Mum and a Dad
Why People Want So Badly to Categorize You

Why People Want So Badly to Categorize You

During the recent election, most of you were probably called either a “conservative” or a “liberal”.

Was Shakespeare Really a Nihilist?

Was Shakespeare Really a Nihilist?

In order to answer the question, we need to know the difference between what Shakespeare said and what Shakespeare wrote.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

Tinder is lust. Netflix is sloth ... and it all adds up to idolatry.

Are We Living in a ‘Post-Truth’ World?

Are We Living in a ‘Post-Truth’ World?

Not quite, at least not in the way the liberal intelligentsia mean it.

What is the Alt-Right?

What is the Alt-Right?

The alt-right has been described as a 'Dark Enlightenment' movement that seeks to dismantle mainstream conservatism.

The Most Beautiful Passage on Sorrow in Literature

The Most Beautiful Passage on Sorrow in Literature

It comes in a nineteenth century comedy about three men (and a dog) who take a boating trip down the Thames River. 

The Perils of a Life in Isolation

The Perils of a Life in Isolation

It’s clear that meaningful connection to other people is as essential to health as the air we breathe.

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

It might be science fiction, but Westworld grapples with moral questions that we are already facing in the present.

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

The logic puzzle can teach a lesson on the importance of using precise language.

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

The pope and many others fail to make a distinction between a wall designed to keep people in and a wall built to keep people out. 

Why More Colleges Are Turning a Blind Eye to Cheating

Why More Colleges Are Turning a Blind Eye to Cheating

What happens when watering down academic integrity standards makes good business sense? 

How an Ancient Philosopher Predicted the 2016 Election
How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

A culturally literate person knows the Bible...

Our Expectations Are Making Us Miserable

Our Expectations Are Making Us Miserable

The more we live life in the force field of our expectations, the more disappointment, frustration, anxiety, and anger we experience.

Sacrificing Diversity in the Name of ‘Diversity’

Sacrificing Diversity in the Name of ‘Diversity’

Proponents of ‘diversity’ aren’t really seeking diversity; it is conformity they demand.  

Why Saying 'God Is in Control' Isn't Helpful

Why Saying 'God Is in Control' Isn't Helpful

Leading up to the election and on election day, I repeatedly encountered people calming their fears by saying this.

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