Addicted to Altruism
September 30, 2015

Larissa MacFarquhar’s new book profiles “extreme do-gooders,” people who have devoted their lives to good works. But do they go too far? 

The Philosopher's Guide to Growing Up
July 07, 2015

A philosopher challenges the idea that growing older represents a decline. 

Banning Philosophical Exemptions to Vaccination While Keeping Religious Ones Makes No Sense
June 01, 2015

Why should that make one set of beliefs more worthy of respect than the other?

Falling in Love Is Easy. Here's What to Do When You Need to Fall Out of It.
February 12, 2015

Plus: to increase your pick-up rate, approach the opposite sex on a dangerous bridge.

Louis XVI Wasn't Killed by Ideas
June 27, 2014

This is what happens when you ignore the role of politics in intellectual history

Towards an Ethic of World Cup Fandom
June 22, 2014

A philosopher in Brazil ruminates on how to be a good fan

The Failure of Kentucky Coach John Calipari's "Players First" Philosophy
March 20, 2014

Hypocrisy won’t be what brings down Calipari. His teams’ performances will.

Your Self Is Located in Your Chest, Says New Study
March 18, 2014

Psychologists search for the subjective location of the self. Some say it's in the torso, others say it's in the eyes.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Is Still Missing. You Secretly Hope It Stays That Way.
March 14, 2014

It took a missing airplane—one of man's greatest technological innovations—to remind us that there's still some mystery left to humanity.

Death to Cupid
February 13, 2014

Boycott Valentine's Day and end our nation's obsession with romantic love.