Philosophy

'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.

This Week I Was Denied a Service Because of the Company’s Values—And I’m Okay With That
Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.

The Logic Quiz That Will Trigger EVERYONE

The Logic Quiz That Will Trigger EVERYONE

Remember: Just because an argument is "valid" doesn't mean it's "sound".

Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail Because You're Not Listening

Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail Because You're Not Listening

If you are like me, you’ve resolved to make changes in your life only to experience the frustration of sliding back into old habits.

Philosophy Prof Argues Human Nature Doesn't Exist. Commits Logical Fallacy

Philosophy Prof Argues Human Nature Doesn't Exist. Commits Logical Fallacy

University of Toronto's Ronnie de Sousa has been a philosophy professor for over 50 years. One would hope he would avoid committing the fallacy of equivocation by now.

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy.

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Kindness

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Kindness

“Kindness is love in action,” observed psychologist Robert Holden in his book 'Loveability.'

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to Millennials.

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

It involves the destruction of an invaluable repository of social and collective memory.

'The Personal Is Political' is Making Politics More Toxic

'The Personal Is Political' is Making Politics More Toxic

“The personal is political” is a slogan that has a nice ring. But it's a philosophy that carries consequences.

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.

Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

It’s all because many decades ago the courts abandoned the principle that liberty and private property necessarily entail the right of freedom of association, which necessarily entails the right to discriminate.

What Happens When You Think

What Happens When You Think

Ever wonder what happens when you think? A French philosopher gives you a hand-drawn diagram to explain.

What We Can Learn from David Cassidy’s Dying Words

What We Can Learn from David Cassidy’s Dying Words

David Cassidy's estranged daughter shared her father's dying words. And they can be a lesson for us all.

How to Fight Bullshit at Work (and Keep Your Dignity and Job)

How to Fight Bullshit at Work (and Keep Your Dignity and Job)

The philosopher Harry Frankfurt at Princeton University defined bullshit as talk that has no relationship to the truth.

Why You Feel the Need to Touch those Keys in Your Pocket Before You Leave the House

Why You Feel the Need to Touch those Keys in Your Pocket Before You Leave the House

Contrary to the proverbial expression that ‘seeing is believing’, it is touch that secures our epistemic grip on reality.

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

“I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which the new society is abolishing."

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

A new Gallup poll reveals a troubling trend in the U.S.: Americans are detached from reality. 

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