Philosophy

How to Give Up Outrage and Enjoy Your Life

How to Give Up Outrage and Enjoy Your Life

As we let go of outrage, we are not only more forgiving of others but also more forgiving of ourselves.

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

It could be argued that today’s young “snowflakes” are the obvious products of a lifetime immersion in digitalism.

Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Zizek Are Going to Debate Marxism and Capitalism. What Should We Expect?

Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Zizek Are Going to Debate Marxism and Capitalism. What Should We Expect?

Jordan Peterson and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek will debate “Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism" in April.

Why Time Speeds Up as We Get Older (And What We Can Do About It)

Why Time Speeds Up as We Get Older (And What We Can Do About It)

Time seems to go faster as we age. When we were children, the school year and then the summer seemed to stretch forever. As adults, we wonder where the time went.

Medieval Wisdom on Healing Personal Discouragement

Medieval Wisdom on Healing Personal Discouragement

Who among us has not suffered discouragement, doubt, or sadness?

Seven Ways to Remain Sane in an Age of Insanity

Seven Ways to Remain Sane in an Age of Insanity

All of us, liberals and conservatives, need laughter. Not the snide humor of some late-night comedians, mind you, but the rolling guffaw our attackers deserve, a belly laugh of epic proportions.

 

The Carl Jung Behind Jordan Peterson

The Carl Jung Behind Jordan Peterson

The Swiss psychologist foresaw and lamented the West's break with tradition and the loneliness of modernity.

Democratic Party Supports Socialism, Poll Says

Democratic Party Supports Socialism, Poll Says

The Zogby and Harvard/Harris polls showing rising support for socialism among Democrats are not outliers.

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

From the comfort of our armchair, The Office shows us what we see in others, we can see in ourselves.

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

Arthur Schopenhauer should be named as the official philosopher of the internet.

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

In 1971, John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with "no heaven," "no hell," "no religion," and "nothing to kill or die for."

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

They Shall Not Grow Old is an extremely painful and powerful film to watch.

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students
Why Stress Is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction

Why Stress Is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction

People may spend their lives seeking permanent solutions to ease feelings of stress in their lives. Such solutions may seem tantalizingly close; in reality, they are out of reach.

A Rational Checklist is No Match for Emotions in Matters of the Heart

A Rational Checklist is No Match for Emotions in Matters of the Heart

Given the strong and complex feelings involved, you may be prone to the empathy gap in the search for the perfect partner.

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

"We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious."

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

It appears that the genre of young-man-in-Mom’s-basement is no longer looked down upon but is in fact extolled as a viable career choice.

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Understand about Socialism

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Understand about Socialism

Bernie is likely too old to perceive this insight. But what about AOC and her fellow millennials?

Meet the Philosopher Behind the Ideology of Anti-Fascists

Meet the Philosopher Behind the Ideology of Anti-Fascists

If one is an adherent of Marcuesean philosophy, then one could easily justify using fascist tactics in the name of fighting fascism.

A World Without Heroes or Saints

A World Without Heroes or Saints

The humanitarian lie is in important respects less horrifying than the totalitarian one, but it is rooted in the same contempt for the political nature of man and the same ignorance of the human soul.

The Root of Our Troubles

The Root of Our Troubles

Plato's Republic sheds profound light on the real problem.

Physician Explains What's Wrong with the APA's Masculinity Guidelines
No, People Aren't Fine Just the Way They Are

No, People Aren't Fine Just the Way They Are

No lasting self-improvement will come from self-hatred, but no real positive emotion will be gained without striving.

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Although many, including President Teddy Roosevelt, saw eugenics as a social good, G. K. Chesterton was not among them.

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

The Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Harry Potter. These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common.

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.

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