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Do I Mind?

It’s all there in the <i>Satipatthana (“Foundations of Mindfulness”) Sutta:</i> The direct path to awakening calls for maintaining awareness of body, …

Meditation

Ten most expensive dog breeds in the world

If you’re considering buying a pedigree dog, particularly if you want one of the more in-demand breeds, be prepared to dig deep and to pay in foreign currencies. Costs can run you thousands of pounds, and many of the breeds that have seen the biggest rise in popularity are not native to the UK.<p>Here …

Pets

All The 2018 Puppy Bowl Puppies Ranked By Cuteness

Before you sit down to watch the Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, there is a much more adorable game that should …

Cute Animals

80-pound dog named Strudel down to 54 pounds after rigorous weight loss journey

Strudel the dog once weighed a whopping 80 pounds, but now she’s working on her summer body.<p>The 7-year-old rescue pup was surrendered after her owner …

Pets

Class Clowns

Here's to the good dogs that keep us laughing<p>Here's to the good dogs that keep us laughing<p><i>>See more of our favorites from the 2017 Good Dog Photo Contest</i>

What Do You Do With the Will of God?

Christians have spilled a lot of ink attempting to discern how we can know and do the will of God. Like many others, I have written about this often, …

Theology

What Is Ethical Egoism?

Should I Always Pursue Only My Own Self-Interest?<p>Ethical egoism is the view that each of us ought to pursue our own self-interest, and no-one has any …

The Basic Principles of Utilitarianism

The axioms of the moral theory that seeks to maximize happiness<p>Utilitarianism is one of the most important and influential moral theories of modern …

Kantian Ethics in a Nutshell: The Moral Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is, by common consent, one of the most profound and original philosophers who ever lived. He is equally well known for his …

Are moral philosophers forming their theories back to front?

Questions about morality can fascinate us. What kind of a person do I want to be? What is the moral course of action in any given circumstance? Can I …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Most Important Philosophy Books Ever Written

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the world’s leading philosophers, and there has been a subsequent plethora of book recommendations. …

Philosophy

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living?

by Barry Lam<p>Imagine what a country would be like if every person could secure a vote in elections that happened after their death. If you stated your …

10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

It can be easy to think that all the good ideas have already been thought; after all, philosophy have been going on for more than 2500 years. But …

British Philosophy

Conscience is our constant companion, leading us to Heaven or Hell

Third in a series on an essential, often misunderstood element of the moral life<p>The moral theologian asked the seminarians: “These are really rather …

Building Me: A Puzzlement

It's a puzzle — the deepest puzzle I know. The question is: What are we?<p>One answer, from physicist-novelist Alan Lightman, is we are stuff. Just stuff.<p>"Let me explain. A highly unpleasant idea, but one that has been accepted by scientists over the last couple of centuries, is that we human beings, …