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Friedrich Nietzsche

7 Existential Life Lessons in Woody Allen's Irrational Man

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Skye Cleary

Could you murder, if it was for a good cause? Woody Allen's movie Irrational Man toys with this question, and whether murder can be justified on existential grounds.

New York Cocktail Philosophy

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.20.2015 | New York
Skye Cleary

On Saturday July 18 the best cocktail bars in the world were judged at the Tales of the Cocktail Annual Spirited Awards in New Orleans. New York City was well represented. The Dead Rabbit took home awards for the World's Best Cocktail Bar and Menu.

Google, I Hardly Knew Ye

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.06.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

Google thinks it's so great. That it's the best search engine in the world. Then why can it not answer any of my simplest, most pressing questions?

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Skye Cleary

Nietzsche loved love and thought highly of marriage. Yet, he worried about love's intoxicating and delusional nature and encourages lovers to balance passion with reason by ensuring that marriage is a strong and meaningful choice.

5 Reasons Why Reading Children's Novels as a Teen Is Beneficial

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

The Great Gatsby? Things Fall Apart? The Scarlett Letter? While they are amazing and instructive, they also add several hues of gray to an already slightly morose adolescent world.

What We Can Learn From Nietzsche About Living With Our Mistakes

Pacific Standard | Jared Keller | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

From 2012 to 2014, it seemed America’s mantra had nothing to do with any sort of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” mumbo jumbo, or ev...

A Promised or Chosen Land?

Francis Levy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Exodus story is potent not only because it's a narrative of freedom from oppression, but because in microcosm it's about how human beings deal with freedom and negotiate the difficult life passages that occur once they receive the gift of choice.

Janine Ferguson's Romantic Incident at the Café, Some Valentine's Day Ideas, and F.L. Jewels' Whispers of My Heart

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

The philosopher's quote from his novel, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, is cited by author F.L. Jewels in her new Whispers of My Heart book of poetry.

On The Border Of The Illusion

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.11.2015 | Books
Mohammed Fairouz

Because of music's inherent abstractness, it is the most fundamentally subversive of the arts. It says something very specific, eliciting overpowering responses, and yet it has the luxury of being able to claim that it has said nothing at all.

Reese Witherspoon, From Legally Blonde to Visionary, Genius Producer

Ira Israel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

"Wild" is a daring, inspiring film of one brave woman's self-overcoming and the journey she had to go on to own her life, to embrace all aspects and every minute of it, and release the "woulda-shoulda-coulda-didn'ts" that our minds are wont to create.

The Philosophy Of Nietzsche -- A Film

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

The challenge begins with how to pronounce his name: the first bit should sound like ‘knee’, the second like ‘cha’: ‘kneecha’. Then we nee...

Kanye West: The 21st Century Friedrich Nietzsche

Sarah Collins | Posted 12.05.2014 | Celebrity
Sarah Collins

Friedrich Nietzsche certainly would be proud of his 21st century protégé. Kanye West probably wouldn't care.

The Recurring Myth About Nietzsche and Fascism

Brian Leiter | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

Freedom of inquiry and thought must surely encompass the right of students to discuss and think about ideas, including illiberal ideas. The idea that a "Nietzsche Club," in particular, is not appropriate for a serious university (one with several Nietzsche scholars on its faculty, ironically enough) is astonishing.

Answered Prayers

Francis Levy | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

"Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entra," were the words which Dante famous cited on the way through The Inferno.

Nietzsche for Idiots

Francis Levy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

What were Nietzsche's ancestors thinking when they decided to place an s after a z? No one is saying that there is anything wrong with the name.

Why Buddhist Meditation Can't Solve All Our Problems

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Our muddling is forever constant because the human condition is a predicament to be continually managed, not a problem to be fixed or solved.

Meditations on Nietzsche: Does Morality Require Religion?

Jimmy McMillan | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Jimmy McMillan

The human individual is becoming more so, it appears. Her membership in churches and political organizations is elapsing even though outwardly she professes to belong and to participate.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

Spiritual and Religious

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Religion is a tool that performs a service for us, something we utilize for our own spiritual development. Unfortunately, we sometimes end up getting used by the tool! But that's not the fault of religion.

Music and Gratitude: The Gifts That Keep On Giving

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Frank Fitzpatrick

Moving through my heart and mind last night was more than just nostalgia or an entertaining musical evening; I found myself reflecting on the deeper meaning and quality of life.

Right-Brain, Left-Brain is Dead; Long Live Bernbachism

Nick Jefferson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Nick Jefferson

He is the sober, cold light of day that reminds us that no matter how 'inspired' last night's conversation in the pub, we've now actually got to something about it.

Theology Is Not About God: An Open Letter to Jerry A. Coyne

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

One day, New Atheists may convert the world to reason and usher in a thousand years of humanistic peace. When that happens, sure, let's get theology out of colleges and universities.

All Is Lost and the Human Condition

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Is the whole struggle for life pointless? Meaningless? The void, the chasm that is deep space, the infinity that envelops us, does anything finally matter? Why resist the closing of the light?

A Touch of Sin or the Turin Horse

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

You may reconsider your views on gun control after seeing Jia Zhangke's parable of modern China A Touch of Sin. It's as if you gave Stockman, the cru...

"Truth" Examined

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Truth consists of moments. And the despot returns when, in the name of that ultimate truth whose itinerary he claims to know, he says to the laggards, that is, to those of us who commit the fatal error of clinging to what has just gone out of date: "Silence! Heed me and obey," or simply "Get moving!"