The best of the philosophical internet featuring reasons to forget those New Year’s resolutions; Enlightenment advice on facing Trump’s bullying; insight from the unsettling and properly radical Sigmund Freud; and Jane Austen on cultivating good character via reading.
The best of the philosophical internet featuring enfant terrible Michel Houellebecq on Trump (He’s an “appalling clown for a leader,” but “good news for the rest of the world.”); a late-night philosophy festival spreading around the world; a provocative op-ed on human extinction (nah, it ain’t that bad, get over yourself, you hominid); and the growing popularity of Unabomber philosophy.
The best of the philosophical internet featuring breaking news from CNN (This just in… People are inherently good); imitating Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and living to write about it; being human in a thoroughly techie world; & destroying the stereotype of the ‘dumb jock.’
The best of the philosophical internet featuring a ruckus in Russia over Kant; a philosophy professor who justifies humiliating & bullying you; intellectual pubs; Marshall McLuhan’s prescient thoughts on the ‘electronic brain’ controlling us; and changing the way you poo.
The best of the philosophical internet from the American Philosophical Association blog, Pacific Standard, The New York Review of Books, Tablet, Quartz, Aeon, Sam Harris, 1000-Word Philosophy, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, artnet News, Brain Pickings, Donald Robertson, Philosophy Now, Big Think, Slate, The Atlantic, London Review of Books and Philosophy Bites
The best of the philosophical internet from Virtual Philosopher, Five Books, Aeon, Vox, The Stone, The BBC, Quartz, Donald Robertson, The New York Review of Books, The Philosophy Guy, The Partially Examined Life and History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps.
An “observer columnist” at The Guardian thinks an idea is valid only if a name is attached to […]
On either side of the Atlantic, groups of public intellectuals have issued a call to arms. The besieged citadel in need of defending, they say, is the one that safeguards science, facts and evidence-based policy. These white knights of progress – such as the psychologist Steven Pinker and the neuroscientist Sam Harris – condemn the apparent resurgence of passion, emotion and superstition in politics. The bedrock of modernity, they tell us, is the human capacity to curb disruptive forces with cool-headed reason. What we need is a reboot of the Enlightenment, now.