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What Makes Society Unfair?

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Many of us feel that our societies are a little – or even plain totally – ‘unfair’. But we have a hard time explaining our sense of injustice ...

Why the Soul Is Tiptoeing Back Into the Conversation

Stafford Betty | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.

Multiverse Concept May Be MUCH Older Than You Think

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science

The idea that our universe may be just one among many out there has intrigued modern cosmologists for some time. But it looks like this "multiverse" ...

Kitsch, Cons and Cameras: Rescuing Paris' Panthéon

Frank Browning | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Now JR's gargantuan black and white snapshots, not unlike those in your high school yearbook, will "prove" that any French person can participate in the Republican restoration of France's temple of great (wo)men.

Total Recall of Parenthood: Happy Memories?

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle

Winston: Vic, we have a special guest for our post today! Dr. David John Baker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. V...

Living Well, According To Some Of The Wisest People Who Ever Lived

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Since ancient times, philosophers have been preoccupied with the big questions: What does it mean to live a good life? What is happiness? Does human l...

"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to know, he says to the laggards, that is, to those of us who commit the fatal error of clinging to what has just gone out of date: "Silence!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!"

The Philosopher King of Reality TV

Tom Morris | Posted 05.06.2013 | TV
Tom Morris

Andy Cohen, if you're out there wondering what in the world is next for the broadening realm of reality television, I offer you a shot at co-producing any of these exciting real-world dramedies.

His Own Harshest Critic

Joseph Sutton | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Joseph Sutton

Spurious seems committed to solving the paradox of one who has committed his life to thinking, to understanding, but on any given day would rather play Doom on his cellphone.

Philosopher Wants To Make High-Brow Porn

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home

In a world where the overtly sexual novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" can dominate the cultural landscape -- and the best-seller lists -- it seemed likely ...

Young Black Philosophers Respond to the Trayvon Martin Case

Myisha Cherry | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Very few of the facts in the case of Trayvon Martin's death are in dispute. On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old honor student Martin was visiting his fa...

Why does Rousseau matter today?

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
The New York Public Library

This year, Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau turns 300. To celebrate, the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the City of Geneva ha...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Slowly Balancing Our Goals and Lives

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

Philosophers have never been known for speed. You can't go that fast in a toga, or a tweed jacket. We take our time. A professor at Yale once explaine...

What is Philosophy? It's Not About Beards and Togas

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

This week, The New York Times launched a new online commentary called "The Stone," where academic philosophers, professors at our colleges and univers...

Cornel West 'Living and Loving Out Loud'

Joe Territo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Territo

Princeton University's Cornel West -- the American philosopher, author, critic, pastor, actor and civil rights activist -- compares his lifestyle to the blues in his new autobiography.

Reselling Things That Already Exist

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

For a hot minute, I couldn't decide if this strategy is the dumbest thing since "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" or if it's pure genius. I was stuck with an uncomfortable in-between feeling.