Philosophy

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

All candidates should be put to this ancient 3-prong test.

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Has throwing out history, memorization, and difficult books crippled students by not giving them the tools upon which they can build their thoughts?

‘Scared’ Prof Blasts Political Correctness

‘Scared’ Prof Blasts Political Correctness

He is being called a bigot for refusing to use genderless pronouns.

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

People can’t seem to figure out if the hijab should be celebrated as a symbol of diversity or condemned as a symbol of female oppression.

Professor: Voting Should Be Restricted to Those With Knowledge

Professor: Voting Should Be Restricted to Those With Knowledge

Could an alternative political system called epistocracy solve our problems?

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

"‘I henceforth shall be referred to as: 'His Majesty, Grant Strobl.'"

Tax Avoidance Isn't Just Smart, it's as American as Apple Pie

Tax Avoidance Isn't Just Smart, it's as American as Apple Pie

Judge Learned Hand wrote one of the great defenses of tax avoidance.

We're Being Trained NOT To See

We're Being Trained NOT To See

For all our seeing, it seems to me that in some ways we’re trained not to see.

Why Even Racists Need the Freedom to Speak

Why Even Racists Need the Freedom to Speak

Free speech is essential to freedom itself.

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

Jane Austen's Marianne Dashwood is a perfect example of today's society, whose every action seems to hinge on an emotional outbreak.  

Should People Still Be Free to Argue That Homosexuality is ‘Wrong’?

Should People Still Be Free to Argue That Homosexuality is ‘Wrong’?

A famous Christian philosopher got into trouble this weekend for doing just that.

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

A look back in history at apocalyptic literature reveals some of the same trends that have made zombie apocalypses so popular today.

Was Plato Liberal or Totalitarian?

Was Plato Liberal or Totalitarian?

A professor of philosophy explains.

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

And is it a blessing or a curse?

Did the Ancient Greeks Believe in Freedom?

Did the Ancient Greeks Believe in Freedom?

Would the Ancient Greeks have understood our modern conception of man as a free, autonomous agent who chooses his own ends?

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

Today is the Fall Equinox, which is being welcomed by some throwback pagan celebrations.

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Scientific dogma, as well as religious dogma, presented challenges to Galileo's theory.

Is It Racist To Want Stricter Border Controls?

Is It Racist To Want Stricter Border Controls?

According to the New York Times, there is an underlying layer of racism driving Denmark's immigration policies.

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Do you recognize the most important dates and events in Western Civilization?

Bioethicist: We Must Have Fewer Children Because of Climate Change

Bioethicist: We Must Have Fewer Children Because of Climate Change

'Hundreds of millions, if not billions of people could become climate refugees, as their homelands become uninhabitable.' 

Why the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Contraception Doesn’t Resonate

Why the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Contraception Doesn’t Resonate

This week, we learned that Pope Benedict XVI is not a big fan of the typical arguments against contraception. 

What Most People Don't Understand About Love

What Most People Don't Understand About Love

Is it as simple as John Lennon suggests in his iconic Beatles anthem? The answer is yes.

Roman Catholic Cardinal: Muslims and Christians Don’t Worship the Same God

Roman Catholic Cardinal: Muslims and Christians Don’t Worship the Same God

Cardinal Burke attributes the widespread belief to the influence of relativism.

Scholar: Jihadists Trying to ‘Destroy Europe through civil war’
Can a Good God Really Allow Evil?

Can a Good God Really Allow Evil?

A professor at Siena College offers his thoughts.

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Are You Religiously Literate?

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Are You Religiously Literate?

As the Western world becomes more secular, religious knowledge is on the decline. 

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