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Why slam a defender of the poor?

Michael Pakaluk | 24 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, New York Times, philosophy, same-sex marriage
A Notre Dame philosopher's obsessing over gay sex is like fiddling while Rome burns.


How to win an internet argument

Zac Alstin | 18 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: argument, charity, philosophy
When being your own worst enemy is a good thing


Does modern technology promote pop culture nihilism?

Denyse O'Leary | 22 Jan 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: philosophy, pop culture, suicide


What virtue adds to happiness

Alejo Jose G. Sison | 09 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: happiness, philosophy, virtue
Going beyond having and doing into the realm of becoming.


Factose intolerance

Cheryl Lowe | 19 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, philosophy
Why is the word "knowledge" missing in action in many educational documents?


Your money, or your life?

Zac Alstin | 28 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: happiness, philosophy, wealth
Roasting my own coffee beans is just one of the pleasures of exploring natural wealth.


Love, wisdom and wonder: three reasons to celebrate philosophy

Matthew Beard | 21 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy
Philosophy is born of the very basic human disposition toward asking questions.


An intellectual journey: dodging the culture wars, thinking for myself

Zac Alstin | 30 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: conservatism, philosophy, socialism, truth
If we want to find the truth we have to resist the temptation of simply picking a side.


Conquering mental castles

Daan van Schalkwijk | 28 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, philosophy
Western philosophy has acquired the habit of thinking of men as machines. How can this be overcome?


Out of the cave: leading our children away from celebrity culture

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 02 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: celebrity culture, parenting, philosophy
We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life.


Finding a role for the foodie

Zac Alstin | 01 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, foodies, philosophy
Why do some people dream about food so much?


The Fault in Our Stars

Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: movies, philosophy, romance


Does science have answers to absolutely everything?

Denyse O'Leary | 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, science, scientism, Steven Pinker
Science provides only one approach to the human condition -- and not always the most pertinent one.


Should schools teach about religions?

Kevin Ryan | 29 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, public schools system, religious education
It's an idea that looks good on paper but can in fact lead to dangerous madness.


The wisdom of “Don’t Be Evil”

Karl D. Stephan | 05 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Google, morality, philosophy
Google may be a corporate behemoth nowadays, but its motto contains a deep philosophical message.


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