How are we to know who is and who isn’t an alien? And, most creepy of all, how do we know if we might be aliens ourselves?
Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us.
His answer was a bit confusing, but the response sheds light on an important philosophical dilemma of our age.
Hypocrites often fall into these three traps.
Philosopher Jesse Prinz has argued that empathy is prejudiced and leads to “moral myopia.”
In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” A quick introduction to Ash Wednesday so you don’t embarrass yourself like I did.
On March 30, 1973, the 'Charlotte's Web' author wrote a beautiful note to a dispirited man who had last all faith in humanity.
According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.
Speech does hurt people’s feelings. But it isn’t the speech itself that’s toxic. It’s the people engaged in the discourse.
Americans cannot have both liberty and social justice.
Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.
What did Jesus of Nazareth mean when he said “the last shall be first, and the first last”?
Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution?
Miss Manners' mistake is to confuse virtue with good manners.
Shakespeare's tragedy can be seen as a meditation on moral relativism, a worldview that is ultimately refuted and rejected.
Giving a good answer to a ‘Why?’ question is not just a philosophical abstraction.
Alexis de Tocqueville noticed an important difference during his travels in the 1830s.
Nietzsche wrote so much about love in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' that it could be renamed 'Thus Spoke Romeo.'
Love is not the solution to life’s problems, but it certainly makes them more bearable.
The story is ghastly enough, but the media has doubled the horror.
Would we see less anger, frustration, and ostracism on college campuses and in America at large if we returned to a more objective view of truth?
Trade between nations is good, as trade between people is good. But is free trade intrinsically good?
A new study published in the Journal of Higher Education challenges diversity’s vaunted status.
He had some frank remarks about the treatment of Muslim women.
Torture contributes to a downward spiral of retaliation into barbarism.
There has been much discourse on what responsibility Christians have to immigrants and refugees seeking new homes.
Recent research suggests that neither teachers nor students really understand what critical thinking is.