Kant’s proposal may seem implausible, but it’s good advice: give up the search.
The downsides to feeling other people's pain.
In the writings of Thomas Hobbes, the great 17th-century political theorist, we find a keen analysis of the danger ISIS poses to civilized life in the 21st century.
The concept of an Internet “troll” is puzzling, if you think about it. No non-digital troll relishes anonymity or sneakily provokes or harrasses others with snarky comments. Trolls in literature tend to be physically imposing but slightly dim-witted. Think of the troll under the bridge in ...
The human capacity for reason may be fragile and partial but it is not belied by studies in which large percentages of subjects answer a few tricky questions incorrectly.