Philosophy

The Logic Quiz That Will Trigger EVERYONE

The Logic Quiz That Will Trigger EVERYONE

Remember: Just because an argument is "valid" doesn't mean it's "sound".

Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail Because You're Not Listening

Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail Because You're Not Listening

If you are like me, you’ve resolved to make changes in your life only to experience the frustration of sliding back into old habits.

Philosophy Prof Argues Human Nature Doesn't Exist. Commits Logical Fallacy

Philosophy Prof Argues Human Nature Doesn't Exist. Commits Logical Fallacy

University of Toronto's Ronnie de Sousa has been a philosophy professor for over 50 years. One would hope he would avoid committing the fallacy of equivocation by now.

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy.

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Kindness

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Kindness

“Kindness is love in action,” observed psychologist Robert Holden in his book 'Loveability.'

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to Millennials.

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

It involves the destruction of an invaluable repository of social and collective memory.

'The Personal Is Political' is Making Politics More Toxic

'The Personal Is Political' is Making Politics More Toxic

“The personal is political” is a slogan that has a nice ring. But it's a philosophy that carries consequences.

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.

Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

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.

What Happens When You Think

What Happens When You Think

Ever wonder what happens when you think? A French philosopher gives you a hand-drawn diagram to explain.

What We Can Learn from David Cassidy’s Dying Words

What We Can Learn from David Cassidy’s Dying Words

David Cassidy's estranged daughter shared her father's dying words. And they can be a lesson for us all.

How to Fight Bullshit at Work (and Keep Your Dignity and Job)

How to Fight Bullshit at Work (and Keep Your Dignity and Job)

The philosopher Harry Frankfurt at Princeton University defined bullshit as talk that has no relationship to the truth.

Why You Feel the Need to Touch those Keys in Your Pocket Before You Leave the House

Why You Feel the Need to Touch those Keys in Your Pocket Before You Leave the House

Contrary to the proverbial expression that ‘seeing is believing’, it is touch that secures our epistemic grip on reality.

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

“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."

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

A new Gallup poll reveals a troubling trend in the U.S.: Americans are detached from reality. 

Teacher Discovers that Young Students Really Can Be Taught to Think for Themselves

Teacher Discovers that Young Students Really Can Be Taught to Think for Themselves

Is it time to start teaching kids how to think instead of what to think?

Why We Shouldn't Confuse Philanthropy and Welfare

Why We Shouldn't Confuse Philanthropy and Welfare

Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.

The Democratic Fallacy (No, Not That One)

The Democratic Fallacy (No, Not That One)

"The mob is fickle"... and from a logical perspective, so are appeals to it. 

What to Do On Thanksgiving

What to Do On Thanksgiving

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. 

'I Love You Daddy' is a Triumph of Relativism

'I Love You Daddy' is a Triumph of Relativism

The response to Louis C.K.’s movie 'I Love You Daddy' proves C.S. Lewis was right about the nature of relativism.

5 Ways to Not Let Politics Ruin Thanksgiving

5 Ways to Not Let Politics Ruin Thanksgiving

Here are five suggestions to help bring harmony to your Thanksgiving table. 

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

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.

Why Rome's Republic Fell With Cicero

Why Rome's Republic Fell With Cicero

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.

Professor Makes Students Cluck Like a Chicken When Beginning a Statement With ‘I Feel’

Professor Makes Students Cluck Like a Chicken When Beginning a Statement With ‘I Feel’

Some professors are fed up with the feelings-based arguments they get in class and are trying to retrain their students to argue logically.

 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.

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