Philosophy

The Sound of Philosophy

Can The Multiverse Give You An Afterlife? →<p>James Tartaglia asks whether philosophy and music should intersect.<p>Continue reading . . .<p>News source: …

Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone? by Frank Furedi

Neil Richardson laments a surplus of generalities.Continue reading . . . News source: Philosophy Now

Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us About Evolution

2017.03.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews<b></b>Michael Ruse, <i>Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us About Evolution</i>, Oxford …

Atheism

Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?

As European colonial and imperial exploits reached their apogee in the late 19th century, moral philosophers such a John Stuart Mill were faced with a quandary: how to justify the colonial project? In fact, it doesn't seem to have been too much of problem for Mill, for whom utility was solely an …

Taiwan

Introduction to Philosophy: A Free Online Course

From John Sanders, Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, comes <i>Introduction to Philosophy</i>. In 10 lectures, Sanders’ course …

Philosophy of Science

Ayn Rand, Not Jesus, Is The Moral Guide For Today's Republican Party

<b>Rep. Paul Ryan</b>, who is in the center of power these days, was an open acolyte of Rand until he saw that her raw hate of the things his supporters …

Ayn Rand

Seeing Is Believing

The empress presided over the Blazing World, where the inhabitants were men of different sorts, shapes, figures, dispositions, and humors.<p>Some were …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Christian abortion doctor from Alabama makes 'A Moral Argument for Choice'

Dr. Willie Parker, born in Birmingham, says his Christian faith and experiences providing health care to women led him back to the South, where he …

Morality

Group morality vs. individual morality

In the context of a discussion of the conflict between education secretary Betsy DeVos and the teachers’ unions, S. M. Hutchens cites an interesting …

Atheism

The Gathering Storm: Religious Liberty in the Wake of the Sexual Revolution

In the first volume of his history of World War II, Winston Churchill looked back at the storm clouds that gathered in the 1930s portending war and …

Religion

Descartes’ Ontology of Everyday Life at Central APA

<i>In an ‘Author Meets Critics’ session, authors Deborah Brown of University of Queensland and Calvin Normore of UCLA met with critics John Carriero and</i> …

Australian Universities

Understanding Philosophy

Insights from Philosophy provide an excellent basis and structured approach for personal development<p>The discipline of philosophy has traditionally …

Neil Gorsuch’s “natural law” philosophy is a long way from Justice Scalia’s originalism

When Antonin Scalia’s death was announced, Neil Gorsuch was on the ski slope. Checking his phone halfway down the hill, tears welled up as he read the news, he has said. According to Gorsuch, who is President Trump’s nominee to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court, Scalia was “a lion of the law” …

Law

If There Is No God, Murder Isn't Wrong

Do you believe that good and evil exist?<p>The answer to this question separates Judeo-Christian values from secular values.<p>Let me offer the clearest …

Atheism

Freedom Is Essential For True Morality

What is the role of human freedom in morality? It’s a question I’ve been pondering and researching since graduate school.<p>C.S. Lewis once explained …

Economics

Yoga is philosophy in physical form, says a philosophy of mind professor

Yoga class undoubtedly improves a person’s flexibility and serenity.But Lisa Miracchi, a philosophy professor at University of Pennsylvania who is teaching a seminar called “Yoga and Philosophy,” says that the poses can also enhance your reasoning, behavior, and relationships.<p>Miracchi, who …

Yoga

How Rational is our Rationality?

Interview by Richard Marshall<p>‘<i>The question of irrelevant influences on belief has been an obsession of mine since I was in high school and is one</i> …

Critical Thinking

Cicero's On Life and Death [extract]

In this extract from the introduction to Cicero’s <i>On Life and Death,</i> Miriam T. Griffin describes the experiences of Cicero during the reign of the …

How much do you know about Socrates [quiz]

This March, the OUP Philosophy team honors Socrates (470-399 BC) as their Philosopher of the Month. As elusive as was a groundbreaking figure in the …

Socrates

Moral Hard-Wiring and Moral Enhancement. - PubMed

We have argued for an urgent need for moral bioenhancement; that human moral psychology is limited in its ability to address current existential …

Morality

Education of the Mind

The Committee on evolution of the New Education Policy (NEP) has reportedly submitted its report along with recommendations to the Human Resources …

Education

Intention Matters - Fact or Myth?

Understanding Intention: Does Intention Matter? What is More Important Intention or Impact?<p>Intention matters in planning, action, and doing. …

Morality

My Conversation With Mahatma Gandhi

Arshak Andriasov - Thank you, dear Mahatma Gandhi, for helping humanity learn what it takes to make a difference. Can you share with us the key …

Mahatma Gandhi

Movies About Monsters Teach Us Key Truths About The Human Condition

This weekend’s release of “Kong: Skull Island” marked yet another “shared universe” of films aping the Marvel universe, this one linked with the 2014 …

Godzilla

Want to Be More Optimistic? Consider the Triumph of Human Reason

For once, an optimistic worldview is the one sparking controversy. Paul Bloom thinks humans are not prisoners to their emotions, but have great …

Psychology

Anthropology as post-hermeneutics

Bits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole, by Lawrence Weiner, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1991).<i>by Peter Versteeg</i>The first …

Can art save us from fundamentalism?

London, rain, and Rothko—each was foreign to the missionary encampment on the Navajo reservation where Jakob grew up, in the 1980s. Back then, he …

Art

Null und Eins: Aphorisms

Hans Abendroth was the eldest of three children born to an upper-middle class family in Frankfurt in 1909. Against the wishes of his parents, who hoped he would go into law, he studied classical philology at the University of Freiburg. There he was among the students of Martin Heidegger, a famous …

Martin Heidegger

Meaning and Chaos

Meaning and Chaos A Conversation with Jordan</i> …

Atheism

Women of letters

During the Enlightenment era, the term “man of letters” (deriving from the French term <i>belletrist</i>) was used to distinguish true scholars<i>—</i>independent …

Women's History