Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we finally arrived at the future Orwell predicted? 

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

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

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

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?

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’?

A writer at a current affairs magazine says yes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is now mostly about getting together as family, eating a big meal, and gearing up for the Christmas shopping.

Thanksgiving According to the Founding Fathers

5 quotes which go beyond gratitude for turkey and pie.

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

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

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

President Lincoln did it during the Civil War. 

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?

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

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

3 Tips from Aristotle on Fighting Loneliness

Wisdom On Loving and Being Loved

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

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

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

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

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

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