Philosophy

Something Wicked this Way Comes: Sexbots are in production

Something Wicked this Way Comes: Sexbots are in production

Sexbots used to be limited to science fiction movies. Now they are on the verge of being mass produced.  

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a bed rock principle of Western Civilization.  Protecting individuals from angry mobs remains a basic task of our judicial system.

C.S Lewis Explains the Best Way to Handle Change

C.S Lewis Explains the Best Way to Handle Change

Change is awesome, but transition is terrifying, and sometimes changing your state in life (even to the slightest degree) feels as dramatic and painful as trying to saw your arm off.

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than theists.

5 Dating Tips for Those Interested in True, Long-Lasting Love

5 Dating Tips for Those Interested in True, Long-Lasting Love

Common sense that today's young people have forgotten?

Why Every Sane Society Encourages Marriage, Not Divorce

Why Every Sane Society Encourages Marriage, Not Divorce

Chesterton was generally sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but not in the case of easy divorce.

Is Killing a Tyrant Ever Justified?

Is Killing a Tyrant Ever Justified?

Venezualan dicator Nicolas Maduro appears to fulfill all the requirements of a tyrant who ought to be removed from office by assassination. But is killing a tyrant ever a good idea?  

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?

America, Aristotle, and the Politics of a Middle Class: A Review

America, Aristotle, and the Politics of a Middle Class: A Review

Leslie Rubin’s brilliant study argues that the fault, dear America, lies not in our stars but in ourselves—our repudiation in the past century of the moderate liberal philosophy which was steeped in Aristotelian wisdom about favoring the decent republican virtues of a middle class.

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?

Justifying Racism Through Language

Justifying Racism Through Language

Ask yourself whether we are moving in the right direction

A Doctor Explains His Prescription for Happiness

A Doctor Explains His Prescription for Happiness

Lowering your expectations might be the first step towards happiness.

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

Despite the proliferation of the ad hominem, there are serious reasons it should be avoided. Here are five of them.

Why We Fear (and Crave) Commitment

Why We Fear (and Crave) Commitment

Does the modern culture leave young people with a narrative that they must fear and mistrust love?

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

The communist ideology in its purest form might be separated from its implementations, but at what point does it’s awful track record discredit any attempts to advocate it?

Aristotle on Why Some Friendships Are Evil

Aristotle on Why Some Friendships Are Evil

Tensions can appear between being a good friend and doing “the right thing.”

The Top 1% Have 40% of America’s Wealth: Is This a Problem?

The Top 1% Have 40% of America’s Wealth: Is This a Problem?

Is wealth inequality bad? Here are three important questions to ask.

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

 The Story and Symbolism Behind the Most Chilling Image in the History of Western Art 

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Science is like a car: it can get us where we want to go, but it should never decide where we go.

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Gratitude has long enjoyed a privileged position in many of the world’s faith traditions. Recent scientific studies support these ancient teachings.

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

A Canadian man lowered his premiums by $91 per month--simply by identifying as a woman on government forms. 

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.

5 Things Muslims and Christians Can Agree On

5 Things Muslims and Christians Can Agree On

While there are undeniably a great number of fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity, there are a handful of concepts the two popular religions share.

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

We have a secret weapon to take back ownership of our fates. 

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace…

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Civilizations have never truly appreciated the virtue of men like Socrates.

Like Thinking For Yourself? Think Again

Like Thinking For Yourself? Think Again

If decision making is more often intuitive than reasoned, and our thinking is largely influenced by our social groups, how do we pursue wisdom?

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