Contrary to what the title of his book The Postmodern Explained to Children (1986) suggests , Jean ‑ François Lyotard's thinking is not the most accessible, a fortiori for our dear blond heads. A philosopher comm… Learn more.
The life choices that had led me to be sitting in a booth underneath a banner that read “Ask a Philosopher” – at the entrance to the New York City subway at 57th and 8th – were perhaps random but inevitable. … Learn more.
My title–at least the first part–comes from a Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical of the 1960s, now I suspect embarrassingly dated (although it’s been revived as recently as 2011), that I adored in high s… Learn more.
During his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Marco Rubio made the dubious (and grammatically unsound) assertion that “we need more welders and less philosophers.” Bill Miller cl… Learn more.
Philosophy has deep roots, with a clear historical evolution. It is about knowledge, and the argument for why (and how) we exist in the first place. Western Philosophy is considered by many to be the foundation … Learn more.
Scientists now know that the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies. It’s a mind-scrunchingly big place, very different to the conception of the universe we had when the world’s major religions were foun… Learn more.
Young people today are constantly at risk of indoctrination – whether deliberate or inadvertent. This can be by advertisers, politicians, religious extremists or the media – and can make it hard for young people to… Learn more.
Philosophy has a reputation for its striking lack of diversity. The discipline is short on women and, more notably, short on black and minority ethnic representation. For the past few years, this topic has been a subj… Learn more.
Philosophy has been a favorite whipping boy in the culture wars since 399 B.C., when an Athenian jury sentenced Socrates to death. Nowadays, philosophers are no longer accused of “corrupting the youth.” Instead, a su… Learn more.
There are questions that have plagued mankind since the beginning of time: How did we begin? What drives our universe? What is our purpose? Where are we headed? All the great philosophers have tried to answer these que… Learn more.