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In Your Business and Your Life, What Is Good?

How do you know when something is good? How do you make your business good? Your life? This might seem like an impossible or pointless question, but trust me, it is not. I've just stumbled on the answer, and it comes from an unlikely source.<p>Robert S Hartman died in 1973 and he was Professor of …

In Defense of Status Competitions

As SpaceX successfully landed their 23 story tall Falcon-9 rocket in upright position, Jeff Bezos, the CEO Blue Origin (a rocket company which …

Forget the avocado, here are the foods we’ll love to hate in 2016 | Fay Schopen

Prepare for a year of seaweed and kombucha dominating your social media feed. And don’t even <i>think</i> about making a nut butter out of peanuts<p>The avocado’s ubiquity in 2015 was pretty strange, when you think about it, since there is evidence of avocado use dating from 10,000 BC in a cave in Coaxcatlan, …

Social Media

What's Driving the Plunge in Oil Prices

Back in 2013, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude oil price benchmark was around $110. It’s plunged pretty steadily since the middle of last …

Ethics, Metaethics, and the Future of Morality

a guest post by Regina RiniMoral attitudes change over generations. A century ago in America, temperance was a moral crusade, but you’d be …

Philosophy

Neuroethics

Interview by Richard Marshall.Kathinka Evers is a philosopher working at the cutting edge of neuroethics. She thinks about what neuroethics is and …

Consciousness

The Theory of De-Violentization in Islam

In June 1981, the last stage of a coup by dictatorial forces against Iran's first elected president, Abolhassan Banisadr, had accelerated. While a decree was issued for his execution by a "revolutionary" judge and his supporters were brutally attacked and arrested, I was distributing the …

“But my rage is the machine”: Using Twitter to make philosophy hilarious

A Twitter-based job was never part of the plan for Eric Jarosinski who, until two years ago, was an assistant German professor at the University of Pennsylvania. But the man behind @NeinQuarterly, a darkly comic Twitter account that uses a cartoon of the German philosopher Theodor Adorno as an …

Why Are Americans So Afraid?

When we look around at the news these days, it seems that a single emotion is driving a great deal of American life. That emotion is fear. Donald Trump and his followers seem terrified of all Muslims. Liberals are afraid of the far right wing; and the far right wing is afraid of liberals. Many are …