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A Wonderful World

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Yara Zgheib

I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself What a wonderful world. - Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderf...

If You Found Out You Were Dying

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.29.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I saw an anonymous meme on Facebook this weekend that stopped me in my tracks. It said, "If you found out you were dying, would you be nicer, love mo...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 5: The Ethics of Avoiding Extremes

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.19.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: The Greeks believed that the ideal of moderation, the Golden Mean, or "Nothing in Excess" should characterize everything about being human. W...

On a Postcard

Yara Zgheib | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

"Wherever you go, I don't care where you go, just send me something in the mail from where you are." - Wallace Berman A postcard from the gift shop...

In Defense of Western Civilization

Richard Finger | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

Last month, undergraduates at Stanford University resoundingly beat back a proposal to return, after a near three decade absence, the study of Western...

The Golden Touch Behind My Golden Days

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

We've had the Golden Age; the Golden Goose; Golden Oldies; Golden Books; the Golden Globes. And now we 've got My Golden Days.

Arguing With Bernie

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.31.2016 | Education
Jonathan Haber

I suspect that even those who are not Bernie boosters were less than satisfied with my recent analysis which used Aristotle's Square of Opposition to ...

Contradicting Bernie

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
Jonathan Haber

Let's take a look at a campaign artifact to see how one of the most important critical-thinking tools - logic - can help us determine if something we believe, want to believe, or violently disagree with might be correct or not.

A Town Called Paradise

Yara Zgheib | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

Just after dawn, we get up, without coffee, and let the dog lead us through a grove of wind-stunted trees, spiked succulents, red-berried holly, and o...

The Bible Unlocked: Jesus and Christ

Kristina Kaine | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

Understanding the true meaning of words in the Bible unlocks the meaning of this ancient and sacred text. Before we go any further, we need to look at...

Polling the Golden Mean

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

Let's not forget that polls only tell you what people are thinking at a particular point in time. But in a fast-moving presidential campaign, a lot can happen between the time a poll was taken and when the results are analyzed and announced.

Nostalgia

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Millions of tourists from all over the world are visiting Greece every year. This pilgrimage started about two millennia ago when the Romans run the Mediterranean.

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

Starting Fresh

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Why Trump Is Wrong on Banning Muslims

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 12.10.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

Sure, America and the free world need to find answers to home grown radical Islamic terrorism and global networks of terror, but the answer cannot be the simplistic and bigoted proposals of Donald Trump.

Israel's Occupation Is Morally Indefensible

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion, the occupation erodes rather than buttresses Israel's national security and cannot be justified on either security or moral grounds.

2 Reasons to Pursue Virtue

Michael W. Austin | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael W. Austin

Can being a person of character really lead to happiness? Many people do not associate virtue and good character with joy and better relationships wi...

The Bogus 'Philosophy' of Sen. Marco Rubio, Esq.

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Michael Sigman

At Tuesday's Republican debate, Sen. Marco Rubio Esq. grabbed the gold medal for bogus populism (and crappy grammar) by proclaiming, "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Life Lessons From the Ladies Who Make Us Laugh

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I found myself looking for modern day philosophers whose style and teachings I could adapt and apply more easily in my own life. And by being the right place at the right time, these great minds appeared -- Amy Schumer and Maya Rudolph.

Amazon and the Warrior Virtues

Tom Morris | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Tom Morris

The warrior mindset outside any real battle field easily becomes a cloak for vices to pass as virtues, and the whole environment quickly turns poisonous.

Was Rafael Nadal Suffering From Hubris?

Francis Levy | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What happened to Rafael Nadal, in his loss to Fabio Fognini in the third round of the US Open is what everyone is afraid of: falling from a great height. It, in fact conforms to Aristotle's definition of tragedy which is the fall of a man of high position.

How Now Brown Dow? Alan Greenspan vs. Dr. Seuss

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Randee Mia Berman

When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams.  Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract.  It wasn't concrete.

The Science Of Drama: Same Old Stories

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Next to religion, movie making (screen writing) suffers the most from audience mystification. While no one can pinpoint the initial spark of inspirati...

Why Greece Needs Its Classics More Than Ever

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Lex Paulson

As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.