Philosophy

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

From the comfort of our armchair, The Office shows us what we see in others, we can see in ourselves.

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

Arthur Schopenhauer should be named as the official philosopher of the internet.

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

In 1971, John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with "no heaven," "no hell," "no religion," and "nothing to kill or die for."

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

They Shall Not Grow Old is an extremely painful and powerful film to watch.

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

Does open discussion of ideas bring greater contention, or not?

Why Stress Is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction

Why Stress Is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction

People may spend their lives seeking permanent solutions to ease feelings of stress in their lives. Such solutions may seem tantalizingly close; in reality, they are out of reach.

A Rational Checklist is No Match for Emotions in Matters of the Heart

A Rational Checklist is No Match for Emotions in Matters of the Heart

Given the strong and complex feelings involved, you may be prone to the empathy gap in the search for the perfect partner.

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

"We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious."

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

It appears that the genre of young-man-in-Mom’s-basement is no longer looked down upon but is in fact extolled as a viable career choice.

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Understand about Socialism

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Understand about Socialism

Bernie is likely too old to perceive this insight. But what about AOC and her fellow millennials?

Meet the Philosopher Behind the Ideology of Anti-Fascists

Meet the Philosopher Behind the Ideology of Anti-Fascists

If one is an adherent of Marcuesean philosophy, then one could easily justify using fascist tactics in the name of fighting fascism.

A World Without Heroes or Saints

A World Without Heroes or Saints

The humanitarian lie is in important respects less horrifying than the totalitarian one, but it is rooted in the same contempt for the political nature of man and the same ignorance of the human soul.

Physician Explains What's Wrong with the APA's Masculinity Guidelines
No, People Aren't Fine Just the Way They Are

No, People Aren't Fine Just the Way They Are

No lasting self-improvement will come from self-hatred, but no real positive emotion will be gained without striving.

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Although many, including President Teddy Roosevelt, saw eugenics as a social good, G. K. Chesterton was not among them.

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

The Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Harry Potter. These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common.

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

Trump's success as a communicator may have something to do with the fact that he employs Aristotle's tips on effective rhetoric.

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

Merriam-Webster has picked the word 'justice' for 2018. But are we practicing the wrong definition of the word?

Ortega Y Gassset: Technology Is the Essence of Man

Ortega Y Gassset: Technology Is the Essence of Man

Technological advance continues and nothing seems to stop it or slow it down. Philosopher Ortega Y Gasset says that this is rooted in the nature of man. 

What a Woman

What a Woman

If you are looking for a New Year's Day read, then look no further than Camille Pagilia's  Provocations.  

Walker Percy's Diagnosis of American Depression Is Still True

Walker Percy's Diagnosis of American Depression Is Still True

Walker Percy thinks that depression has philosophical roots. Materialism leads to a loss of human dignity, and that leads to depression.

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.

Is Everything Old Bad?

Is Everything Old Bad?

The recent questioning of the minimum presidential age raises the issue.

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.

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