Philosophy

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’?

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

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?

A professor of philosophy explains.

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

And is it a blessing or a curse?

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

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

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?

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

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

Why do Muslims seem to be involved in more violence?

Six theories from “The Clash of Civilizations.”

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

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

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

They offer a lot more wisdom than today's platitudes.

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

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

Can a Good God Really Allow Evil?

A professor at Siena College offers his thoughts.

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Are You Religiously Literate?

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

When Finance and Philosophy Clash

A healthy profit can most certainly be a loss. 

Who Said It: Philosopher or Pokemon?

Pokemon has quite a few deep things hidden in it's text. Can you tell the difference next to some of the most famous philosophers ever?

Pursuing the Good Life

Here's some advice on a starting point.

Why Did Japan’s Massacre of Disabled Gone Unnoticed?

Why Did Japan’s Massacre of Disabled Gone Unnoticed?

“There was no hashtag. No public outcry. Not even prayers.”

Users of UK Parenting Website Revolt Against Transgenderism

'I am Spartacus' thread on Mumsnet blows up after some users reportedly were banned for "transphobia."

How ISIS Recruits and Coerces Children

If adults are unwilling to join ISIS, children can and will be picked up, threatened and coerced to “volunteer.”

Why is the Influence of Literary and Religious Figures Often Overlooked by Historians?

Without Moses there would be no Bible, no Judaism, no Christianity, and no Islam.

Failure Can Inspire Humility (If You're Wise)

Properly digested, failure can be a medicine against one of humanity's great foibles.

It's Up to America to Save Western Civilization

When it comes to Western civilization, we have reached a moment of decision.

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