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.”
The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.
The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.
Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.
Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.
The late G. A. Cohen, an iconic political philosopher of the left who taught at Oxford, offered a thoughtful defense of socialism.
MTV abolished gender-specific categories for acting awards this year.
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.
Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.
In Seinfeld, the characters often feel like victims. Everyday life, whether it is buying soup or socks, is hard for a Seinfeld character.
The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.
Buchsbaum wrote for Pro Football Weekly and each year produced an analysis of each of the 600 to 800 players.
The attraction of libertarianism is also its main defect: it offers neat solutions to complex problems.
An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?