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.
Students often treat philosophy as wholly distinct from and subordinate to science. They shouldn't.
Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said 'Well done girls' when addressing a group that included a transgender student.
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.
Leonard Read wrote about “When Wishes Become Rights,” in his 1967 Deeper Than You Think.
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.
It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.
The New Yorker recently had an extensive interview with Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla that was quite good.
HBO’s hit show 'Silicon Valley' recently skewered the trend of using 'empathy' to grandstand and feel good without actually doing anything.
The study is based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study.
Without restoring Plato and true philosophy to their proper stations, we are certain to continue the descent into darkness.
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.”