Seeing the Lamp by the Light of the Tree

Many people will never learn how to see the artificial in the light of the real.

Carl Schmitt: The Philosopher of Conflict

He was a friend and colleague of Heidegger.

Univ. Announces Essay Contest on Child Welfare in Pedophile's Honor

Does Penn State’s new student essay contest reach the height of absurdity?

5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Total Narcissist

Narcissists are fully capable of pretending to be caring and compassionate, but they genuinely do not care about anyone more than themselves.

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more? 

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, won’t use the pronouns “zie” or “hir,” and it could cost him his job.

Theologian: God Doesn't Need Christians

Does the church need more leaders willing to conduct self-examination from within?

Why Sasquatch and Other Crypto-Beasts Haunt our Minds

Bigfoot is a type of pseudo-scientific myth understood in the language of memory.

Are These Strange Star Signals Evidence of Alien Intelligence?

A pair of astronomers seem to think so. 

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

Christianity Needs to Clean Up its Own House

There’s no unity with over 40,000 denominations.

Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have committed grave wrongs in their treatment of women.

Video Sums Up "Modern Educayshun"

What happens when equality, racism, and diversity start to dominate curriculum?

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Philosophers refer to versions of this concern as the ‘demandingness objection’. Its advocates claim that a moral theory that would ask so much.

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?

Maybe Liberals Are Just Better Utilitarians

Actually, conservatism and liberalism share the same narrative. 

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."

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...."