It is only in the last couple of centuries that we have begun to grasp that our existence might one day cease to exist forever.
Thomas Moynihan | Sep 23, 2020
In order to preserve nihilism as a meaningful concept, it's necessary to distinguish it from pessimism, cynicism, and apathy.
Nolen Gertz | Jan 16, 2020
Dreidel isn't just a game of simple luck; it's a practical lesson in discovering the value of fairness both to oneself and to others.
Eric Schwitzgebel | Dec 19, 2019
The choice to have children is not just a prudential or pragmatic decision, nor can it be justified by appealing to “what comes naturally.”
Christine Overall | Dec 5, 2019
A sample of Žižek's jokes, on subjects ranging from the illusion of freedom to fantasmatic identification.
Slavoj Žižek | Aug 22, 2019
The French philosopher René Descartes is often credited with discovering the mind-body problem, a mystery that haunts philosophers to this day. The reality is more complicated than that.
Jonathan Westphal | Aug 8, 2019