Philosophy

Should Life Be Happy or Meaningful?

What makes for a good life? We all strive for happiness, but does that do the trick?

Argument: The Christian God Doesn’t Seem Like Such a Good Father

The way some Christians explain it, God seems like a horrible parent.

Why We’re So Afraid

According to a recent Rolling Stone article, we're living in the age of fear.

10 Things Americans Fear More Than Anything Else

Fear of government topped the list. Can you guess what didn’t make the cut?

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Human Dignity

If you’re looking for evidence that respect for human dignity is gone, look no further than the 2016 election cycle.

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

"When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine... we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone."

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

New research suggests it can thicken parts of your gray matter in some key areas.

Princeton Prof: Why it’s Dangerous to Overlook the Past

“I know that there are people who tell us contemptuously that always there are croakers who look always to the past...."

Why Fairy Tales Are So Dangerous

A Christian writer's response to Richard Dawkins.

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

It was highly effective—and looked nothing like today’s campus protests.

Hormonal Contraception Linked to Depression, Study Finds

A huge study finds that users face higher risks to their mental health.

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

A new study shows that millennials love dropping ‘the occasional F bomb’ at work. 

A Desire to Fit In is the Root of Almost All Wrongdoing

Some of history’s greatest philosophers say wrongdoing tends to be motivated by self-interest. But they are wrong.

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.

Why Freedom Without Virtue is a Dangerous Thing

Therefore it’s a tragedy for both individual freedom and the common good that the word “virtue” has been banished from our vocabulary.

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.

If 'Hell' Exists, What Does It Mean for God?

A weakness in the typical Christian doctrine of Hell? 

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

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

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

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

Could an alternative political system called epistocracy solve our problems?

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

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

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

Free speech is essential to freedom itself.

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