The freedom to disagree is what makes America so unique.
As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.
Remember: Just because an argument is "valid" doesn't mean it's "sound".
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.
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.
Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy.
“Kindness is love in action,” observed psychologist Robert Holden in his book 'Loveability.'
The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to Millennials.
It involves the destruction of an invaluable repository of social and collective memory.
“The personal is political” is a slogan that has a nice ring. But it's a philosophy that carries consequences.
G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.
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.
Ever wonder what happens when you think? A French philosopher gives you a hand-drawn diagram to explain.
David Cassidy's estranged daughter shared her father's dying words. And they can be a lesson for us all.
The philosopher Harry Frankfurt at Princeton University defined bullshit as talk that has no relationship to the truth.
Contrary to the proverbial expression that ‘seeing is believing’, it is touch that secures our epistemic grip on reality.
“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."
A new Gallup poll reveals a troubling trend in the U.S.: Americans are detached from reality.
Is it time to start teaching kids how to think instead of what to think?
Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.
"The mob is fickle"... and from a logical perspective, so are appeals to it.
In a culture so animated by people wanting, taking, and consuming, Thanksgiving stands alone. It is a time of humility, a time to remember all those who toiled and struggled to secure the blessings we have, a time to maybe even acknowledge the hand of Providence.
The response to Louis C.K.’s movie 'I Love You Daddy' proves C.S. Lewis was right about the nature of relativism.
Here are five suggestions to help bring harmony to your Thanksgiving table.
The cultural historian Jacques Barzun suggested that persecution is just as likely to germinate in an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry as under an atmosphere of repression.
Cicero was the Roman Socrates, a man who stood for the community over time, rather than the community of the moment. Like his Greek ancestor, Cicero died a martyr.
Some professors are fed up with the feelings-based arguments they get in class and are trying to retrain their students to argue logically.