Storied skills and a musical analogy might help us update the logic of "virtue ethics." In life, as in jazz, freedom without skills results in a lot foolish noise.
Any story we tell of our species, any science of human nature, that ignores how important stories are in shaping what and how we think and feel is false. We evolved to be ultra-social (and self-deficient), so we...
Few see how strongly science's preferred languages shape and limit the thinking of many experts.
"Positive psychologists" are relearning old wisdom about a logic built into our biology which ensures that flourishing takes effort and skill.
The "deep stories" that run your world are changing. The stories democracy and economics rely on aren't working so well...
If Americans love their democracy why does voter turnout put them 31st out of 35 OECD nations?
Trees are far from dumb; they talk and share, because they need each other to live better lives.
Does life work like our technology? Is life under the hood just like a car sporting souped-up complexity?
Much talk about “the rich” and inequality ignores two key points. 1) Not all inequality is equally bad. 2) The rich are mostly as replaceable as you.
Many smart folk need to relearn what Trump knows, and Aristotle taught, about persuasion. Logic and facts alone often don't persuade.