The current state of the world is undeniably complex and turbulent. Philosophy can give young people sustaining goals to hang on to in uncertain times.
“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”
Humans tend to be fascinated by arrogant people, but they don’t want to live like them.
We don’t see much of this kind of instruction in today’s schools.
The dilemma, Marx explains, is that even after the overthrow of the capitalist system, residues of the previous system would remain.
The existential maxim ‘existence precedes essence’ underpins de Beauvoir’s philosophy.
"Almost all people believe that it is a crime to kill an innocent human, but not to kill an innocent tapeworm."
Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us.
His answer was a bit confusing, but the response sheds light on an important philosophical dilemma of our age.
Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.
Hypocrites often fall into these three traps.
Philosopher Jesse Prinz has argued that empathy is prejudiced and leads to “moral myopia.”
In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” A quick introduction to Ash Wednesday so you don’t embarrass yourself like I did.
On March 30, 1973, the 'Charlotte's Web' author wrote a beautiful note to a dispirited man who had last all faith in humanity.
According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.
Speech does hurt people’s feelings. But it isn’t the speech itself that’s toxic. It’s the people engaged in the discourse.
Americans cannot have both liberty and social justice.
Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.
What did Jesus of Nazareth mean when he said “the last shall be first, and the first last”?
Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution?
Miss Manners' mistake is to confuse virtue with good manners.
Shakespeare's tragedy can be seen as a meditation on moral relativism, a worldview that is ultimately refuted and rejected.
Giving a good answer to a ‘Why?’ question is not just a philosophical abstraction.
Alexis de Tocqueville noticed an important difference during his travels in the 1830s.
Nietzsche wrote so much about love in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' that it could be renamed 'Thus Spoke Romeo.'
Love is not the solution to life’s problems, but it certainly makes them more bearable.
The story is ghastly enough, but the media has doubled the horror.