Patrick Lefort

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6 Political Theorists Introduced in Animated “School of Life” Videos: Marx, Smith, Rawls & More

“It may come as a surprise to some academics,” writes leftist political theorist Michael Parenti in his sprawling textbook <i>Democracy for the Few</i>, “but …

15 must-read sci-fi, fantasy, and horror books for the summer

Will Our Robot Overlords Be Freer Than Us? A Philosophical Investigation

Give the British a perfectly normal story about robots, and they will turn it into a disquisition on freedom. In the recent posthumanist film <i>Ex</i> …

Faith vs. Fact

<b>Jerry A. Coyne</b> is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. He received a B.S. in Biology from the College …

How I Used Mindfulness To Create A Badass Partnership

Most people think of "young love" as dramatic, impetuous, rife with those "diva moments." Yet in my younger years, I wasn't much of a diva at all.<p>In …

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …