Philosophy

Louis XVI Wasn't Killed by Ideas
This is what happens when you ignore the role of politics in intellectual history
June 27, 2014

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

Towards an Ethic of World Cup Fandom
A philosopher in Brazil ruminates on how to be a good fan
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
Love is not "all you need." Far from it.
February 13, 2014

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

What Makes Us Human? Doing Pointless Things for Fun
November 22, 2013

Doing pointless, pointless things sets us apart from other species. So go ahead, do them.

Viral video philosopher Jason Silva: "We're going to cure aging"
November 22, 2013

Meet the worlds greatest techno-optimist.

Senator Outraged that National Endowment for the Humanities Funds Study of Humanities
Also, it studies Islam
October 24, 2013

Usually, Republicans direct their bitter hatred for all things intellectual at individual people—like, for example, our “professorial” president.

"If You Read Derrida for the Plot, You Would Shoot Yourself"
April 16, 1977
October 09, 2013

In April 1970 a colloquium of French philosophers and critics was held at Cluny on certain major themes in contemporary thought.

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