Up from Zero Hour
January 11, 2011

Jürgen Habermas ranks today as the single most important public intellectual in all of Continental Europe. But he is also a formidable philosopher who

Drugs and Money
October 19, 2010

As any faithful reader of the New York Times knows, the medical profession has suffered some serious self-inflicted wounds: high-profile physicians po

Remembering Alienation
September 09, 2010

As hard as it might be to imagine in our wildly polarizing times, thinkers from both the right and the left once found themselves intellectually linke

Whatever You Say
July 12, 2010

The question that John Searle asks himself is a familiar one: how does the natural world of mindless, meaningless physical particles give rise to mind

Everywhere and Nowhere
July 05, 2010

Terry Eagleton has written a book about evil in order to demonstrate that there is no such thing. Evil, he writes, is boring, supremely pointless, li

The Joyless Mind
February 09, 2010

Sowell takes no joy in anything he has to say: his tone is as dour and depressing as his conclusions. I understand that the man is a conservative, bu