Philosophy

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

Only in a free-market system can we truly achieve individual liberty and human flourishing.

Famous Atheist Wonders: Could We Become Cannibals in the Future?

Famous Atheist Wonders: Could We Become Cannibals in the Future?

It's not as ridiculous as it might seem. 

‘Be Yourself’ Is Not a Governing Philosophy

‘Be Yourself’ Is Not a Governing Philosophy

The claim that that humans possess an “internal GPS” that will always lead them to the highest good is not a tenable idea.

What Roger Bannister Taught Us About Human Achievement

What Roger Bannister Taught Us About Human Achievement

In his book, Self-Renewal John W. Gardner tries to answer “the puzzle of why some men and women go to seed while others remain vital all of their lives.”

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

Telling others to 'get on the right side of history' is not just a form of intellectual bullying. It also reveals a tyrannical dimension to those who'd invoke the future to destroy the past.

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

Ten years after his death, a look back on William F. Buckley, Jr. and his thoughts on collectivism, morality, freedom, and power.

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

Cicero was far ahead of his time on the topic of private property.

Liberty is Meaningless without Responsibility

Liberty is Meaningless without Responsibility

Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.

Why Thoughts and Prayers are Better than Righteous Anger

Why Thoughts and Prayers are Better than Righteous Anger

In their book ACT on Life not on Anger, psychologists Georg Seifert, Matthew McKay, and John Forsyth dispel myths about anger.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

G. K. Chesterton saw 'creedless vagueness' as potentially more dangerous than dogma.

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

Is our gender identity biologically determined and immutable, or self-created and changeable?

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's 1946 work 'Man’s Search for Meaning' is considered one of the most influential books of all time. It may also hold a key to happiness and success.

Men Drive Faster than Women… and it’s Okay to Acknowledge this Fact

Men Drive Faster than Women… and it’s Okay to Acknowledge this Fact

A new study on Uber drivers reveals some interesting differences about the sexes.

Over-Optimistic People Aren't Just Annoying... They're Also Illogical

Over-Optimistic People Aren't Just Annoying... They're Also Illogical

Here's why rose-tinted glasses can cause logical problems.

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

How Schopenhauer Can Help You Understand (and Overcome) Your Midlife Crisis

How Schopenhauer Can Help You Understand (and Overcome) Your Midlife Crisis

Arthur Schopenhauer, a 19th century pessimist, is notorious for preaching the futility of desire.

The Atlantic: A Crisis of Truth is Upon Us (Apart From Trump)

The Atlantic: A Crisis of Truth is Upon Us (Apart From Trump)

Faith in institutions is collapsing--and the phenomenon is not isolated to America.

 So You’re Too Ethical to Eat Meat; But Should Cows Go Extinct?

So You’re Too Ethical to Eat Meat; But Should Cows Go Extinct?

Cows don’t belong to the natural world. They owe their existence to our selective breeding, not evolution.

'What’s Wrong with the World?'

'What’s Wrong with the World?'

G.K. Chesterton believed he had the answer. 

Quiz: Name the Logical Fallacy

Quiz: Name the Logical Fallacy

How well can you spot holes in people's arguments?

Sex and Marriage: 6 Statistics That Might Surprise You
Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Instead of teaching woke literature that’s social justice compatible, the college is teaching Plato.

The 10 Habits of Logical People

The 10 Habits of Logical People

Many of these intellectual habits seem simple, but it takes years of education and discipline to cultivate them. 

Child Sexbots and Dolls Probably Aren’t the Cure for Pedophilia

Child Sexbots and Dolls Probably Aren’t the Cure for Pedophilia

The discussion as to whether child sex dolls and child androids can reduce pedophilia offers an indication as to which philosophy reigns in America today.

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The future in a representative capitalist democracy has never shown any inclination to permanency, but the volume and velocity of change approaching our species in the current age may be unprecedented.

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury paints an ugly portrait of President Trump—and shows the Founders were right when it came to power and the presidency.

The Instant Pot Can Teach Us a Lot About Capitalism (and the Key to Entrepreneurial Success)

The Instant Pot Can Teach Us a Lot About Capitalism (and the Key to Entrepreneurial Success)

Without traditional advertising, Instant Pot has become a best-selling item on Amazon, selling 215,000 units on Amazon Prime Day.

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