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An Impressively Detailed Philosophy Paper Grading Rubric

Micah T. Lewin, a recent PhD from Stanford who is currently an adjunct professor of philosophy at Perimeter College, Georgia State University, has …

Teaching

“Speciesism” Opens the Door to Bigotry

Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer popularized “speciesism,” a derogatory term for the belief that it is acceptable to treat humans differently from …

Autism

Albert Einstein’s Unique Approach to Thinking

<i>“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” — Albert Einstein</i><p>In the arena of scientific achievement and the …

2 Stories That Will Make You Stop and Rethink Your Life

You have an endless well of untapped potential within you, just sitting dormant.<p>A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>"Follow me," Socrates said in response, as he led the young man down to the sea. The young man followed as …

Self-improvement

Google's new AI has learned to become 'highly aggressive' in stressful situations

Late last year, famed physicist Stephen Hawking issued a warning that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence will either be "the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity".<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, …

Artificial Intelligence

How President Trump Could Seize More Power After a Terrorist Attack

Since September 11, 2001, ninety-four people have been killed in the United States in ten attacks carried out by a total of twelve radical Islamist terrorists. Each of the attackers was either an American citizen or a legal resident. More than half of the ninety-four murders occurred last year, …

“The Origins of Totalitarianism,” Hannah Arendt’s definitive guide to how tyranny begins, has sold out on Amazon

In 1951, political theorist Hannah Arendt published <i>The Origins of Totalitarianism</i>. The tome traces the rise of two 20th-century totalitarian governments—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—to their roots in colonial imperialism, World War I, and decades of anti-Semitism. As of today, it is out of …

George Orwell

What Totalitarianism Looks Like

Jan 28, 2017<p>10 Min read time<p>Five signs of a totalitarian regime.<p>At noon on January 20, 2017, a new American era began. Donald J. Trump became the …

Jared Kushner

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Mindfulness

15 of the most beautiful places in Alaska | Photo Gallery

Encompassing six million acres of pure Alaskan interior wilderness topped by North America’s highest peak (Denali, 20,310ft), this national park is …

National Parks