Philosophy

 Why Philosophy is so Important in Science Education

Why Philosophy is so Important in Science Education

Students often treat philosophy as wholly distinct from and subordinate to science. They shouldn't.

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said 'Well done girls' when addressing a group that included a transgender student.

The First Amendment Protects a Dissenting Cake Baker, Not State Coercion

The First Amendment Protects a Dissenting Cake Baker, Not State Coercion

The Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission will decide if the government can force in baker to make a cake in violation of his conscience.

Wanting Something Doesn't Make it a Human Right

Wanting Something Doesn't Make it a Human Right

Leonard Read wrote about “When Wishes Become Rights,” in his 1967 Deeper Than You Think.

Why Are There So Many Mass Shootings Today?

Why Are There So Many Mass Shootings Today?

The philosopher Hannah Arendt predicted that violence and social unrest would surge in a modern age that deprived humans of an important function: the ability to act. 

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.

Mark Lilla: My Students Are Consumed with Their Own Identities

Mark Lilla: My Students Are Consumed with Their Own Identities

The New Yorker recently had an extensive interview with Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla that was quite good. 

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

HBO’s hit show 'Silicon Valley' recently skewered the trend of using 'empathy' to grandstand and feel good without actually doing anything. 

Up to 5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

Up to 5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

The study is based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study.

Philosophy is Lost in the Dark

Philosophy is Lost in the Dark

Without restoring Plato and true philosophy to their proper stations, we are certain to continue the descent into darkness.

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

Philosopher G.K. Chesterton once was asked, 'What’s wrong with the world today?' He responded simply, “Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G.K. Chesterton.”

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
 

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.

Why Not Socialism?

Why Not Socialism?

The late G. A. Cohen, an iconic political philosopher of the left who taught at Oxford, offered a thoughtful defense of socialism.

Emma Watson just won the first ‘Gender-Neutral’ acting award. What does that mean?

Emma Watson just won the first ‘Gender-Neutral’ acting award. What does that mean?

MTV abolished gender-specific categories for acting awards this year.

The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Guide to the Classics

The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Guide to the Classics

The Epic of Gilgamesh explores the nature and meaning of being human, and asks the questions that continue to be debated in the modern day.

Why is Humility Important?

Why is Humility Important?

Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

3 Warning Signs Your Life is a Sitcom About Nothing

3 Warning Signs Your Life is a Sitcom About Nothing

In Seinfeld, the characters often feel like victims. Everyday life, whether it is buying soup or socks, is hard for a Seinfeld character.

The Perils of Relativism

The Perils of Relativism

The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.

Joel Buchsbaum: The Legend Who Inspired the NFL Draft as We Know it Today

Joel Buchsbaum: The Legend Who Inspired the NFL Draft as We Know it Today

Buchsbaum wrote for Pro Football Weekly and each year produced an analysis of each of the 600 to 800 players.

Why I am Not a Libertarian

Why I am Not a Libertarian

The attraction of libertarianism is also its main defect: it offers neat solutions to complex problems.

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

The Secret to Living a Life of Mastery

The Secret to Living a Life of Mastery

Many people have bought into the idea that life is or should be an “endless series of climatic moments.”

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.

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