British Philosophy

Descartes Is Not Our Father

René Descartes has long been credited with the near-single-handed creation of modern philosophy. Generations of students have read, and continue to read, his famous “Meditations” as the rejection of medieval ways of thinking and the invention of the modern self. They learned that he doubted all …

Opinion

Follow these 6 savings life hacks if you want to retire early

Retiring early may seem like a dream, but with these retirement planning and savings tips, you could make that dream a reality.<p>Saving your money is …

Money

The ghosts of Grimsby - three spooky spirit stories

The dark nights are drawing in, and it’s the perfect time of the year to gather the loved ones around the fire and tell a ghost story. <b>Mike Covell</b> …

UFOs

Using Negative Collectivist Generalities to Accuse Libertarians of Indulging Negative Collectivist Generalities

There has been a lot of talk during this long and dreary summer, here and elsewhere, about the connections (or lack thereof) between libertarianism …

Austrian Economics

‘Bullish Brexitism’ taken by the horns

Giles Fraser divides opinion. Alan Knight says diverse expertise is essential, Terry Leary explains why people voted leave, Oliver Morrissey talks about new trade agreements, while Dr Nathan Johnstone disapproves of sneering<p>I have no brief for AC Grayling (or John Stuart Mill – a complete red …

Brexit

Review: The Scandalous Friendship That Shaped Adam Smith

Although Adam Smith had no children, he has been identified as either the father of economics or, more expansively, of modern capitalism. And to be sure, the continuing relevance of his masterwork, “The Wealth of Nations,” published at the moment our nation came to be in 1776, is undeniable.<p>As with …

Business

Lawsuit Claims UM Failed Rape Victim, Told Her to "Avoid" Rapist

"Had the University provided these options to Plaintiff in the Fall of 2013, Plaintiff would have been spared the failing grades, the continued fear …

Miami

We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village

Photo by Surian Soosay | CC BY 2.0<p>“We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those …

Liberal View

Blaming the People

How many bizarre electoral outcomes does it take to shake our faith in democracy? Apparently, one is enough. Even before the presidential election …

Democracy

Let’s Lay Off the 1930s Reenactments

It would be bad enough if the 1930s reenactments were confined to bloody clashes in the streets, but they're not. Then, as now, those clashes were …

University of Chicago

The 600-year-old riddle of the Voynich manuscript, explained

The undecipherable medieval manuscript contains a code so complex that no one has been able to crack it.<p>In 1912, an antiques dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came across a remarkable manuscript. It wasn’t gilded or beautifully illuminated, like the manuscripts with which it was bundled, but it caught …

Western Philosophy

Introduction to the symposium on the “Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism”

Asking what is libertarianism is more like asking what distinguishes Georgetown from Foggy Bottom than asking how the White House fits together. Libertarianism is a body of related views; it has the unity of a neighborhood more so than a house.<p>There are such things as libertarian conclusions. …

News (U.S.)

A new mecca for Bertrand Russell scholars

The eminent British philosopher Bertrand Russell once said, "Your writing is never as good as you hoped; but never as bad as you feared."<p>But nearly a …

Canadian News

A photo you'll never forget

This remarkable photo —taken for UPI in 1972 by David Hume Kennerly, who won the Pulitzer Prize at age 25, and later was White House photog for …

History

Galileo's Lament: The Rejection Of Science Hurts The Economy

Wild speculation based on tidbits of scientific evidence, unwarranted extrapolations of scientific theories, and ridiculous conspiracy theories about …

Business

Axios AM

<b>Good Sunday morning.</b> Plans for tonight's 69th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. (live on CBS on both coasts, 8 to 11 p.m. ET) …

Western Philosophy

So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?

Freelance writing sounds a glamorous job, doesn’t it? You make a living telling stories. You set your own schedule. You don’t even have to put on …

Writing

Here we go again, trying to prove god’s existence

One of the paradoxical signs that god does not exist is how religious apologists keep trying to prove that s/he does exist. After all, no one tries …

Atheism

According To The Paradox Of Tolerance, Unlimited Tolerance Leads To The Death Of Tolerance

<b>News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.</b><p>Tolerance is generally regarded as a good …

Western Philosophy

The Real Adam Smith Vs. The Fake Adam Smith

Free to Choose Media, the people who brought Milton Friedman into public prominence through the PBS documentary series <i>Free to Choose</i>, have recently released a free version of their documentary series, <i>The Real Adam Smith</i>, along with free DIY screening kits. The series on which the enterprise was …

Opinion

K1 National Championships at Datchet Water Sailing Club

by Mike Commander today at 5:05 pm 8-10 September 2017<p>Jeff Vander Borght wins the K1 National Championships at Datchet © K1 Class<p>Datchet Water SC …

Sailing

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ: 'Free speech has itself become controversial'

UC Berkeley, home of the free speech movement, has become the nation’s most prominent stage for violent confrontations between the left and the right. This month, conservative speakers Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter and Steve Bannon all are expected to visit Berkeley, and the campus is …

UC Berkeley

Short Relief: Introducing Dodgers X by Matt Sussman, Kate Morrison and Mary Craig

The Dodgers re-rebrand, the best places in baseball to cry, and the All-Philosopher lineup.

Baseball

Arguments over free speech

follow us<p>omnivore<p>Arguments over free speech<p>Gerald Korngold (NYLS): A New Framework for Achieving Free Expression and Speech in the Evolving and …

Western Philosophy

Senate Democrats show off their anti-religious bigotry

Some political tastes linger in the mouth like spoiled milk or a bad oyster.<p>Consider the shockingly shabby treatment recently accorded by some Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame Law School who is being considered for a position …

Opinion

The irony of it all: free speech rights used as a cudgel of oppression

For years, the most unpleasant characters on the internet have been using the cry of “free speech!” as an unrestricted, unquestioned privilege that …

Ann Coulter

Affinities and Enchantments:

CAROL BROWN GOLDBERG’S DRAWINGS<p><i>(1)Greek, Line with Light.</i><p><i>(2)Gothic, Line with Color.</i><p><i>Now, as art completes itself, each of these schools retain their</i> …

Western Philosophy

Dutch support for a Millicent Fawcett Statue in Parliament Square

For Dutch Social Liberals, being a party activist and being a feminist have always been strongly (90%) overlapping aspects of our social behavior and …

Liberal Democrats

Carol Brown Goldberg

AT THE CENTER<p><i>A center, in the dynamic sense of the term, acts as a focus from which energy radiates into the environment. The forces issuing from the</i> …

Art

Here's What You Need to Know About the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript

Crumbling medieval texts do not usually make for the subjects of frenzied online debate, with the notable exception of the thoroughly bizarre, …

Western Philosophy