A misguided article in the conservative magazine blames the concept for the powerful cultural transformations we’re seeing today. That’s about all it gets right.
David J. Gunkel | Jul 7
In order to preserve nihilism as a meaningful concept, it's necessary to distinguish it from pessimism, cynicism, and apathy.
Nolen Gertz | Jan 16
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
The platform is taking care of the problem of meaning in life by getting rid of any time to wonder.
Roberto Simanowski | Dec 3, 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
A century after the arrival of commercial neon signs, they have become a metaphor for our simplistic, slogan-obsessed culture.
Luis de Miranda | Jul 15, 2019
When we’re lulled into giving up on truth, we give up on critical thought — even dissent itself.
Michael P. Lynch | Jun 6, 2019