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?
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
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.
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.