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Do We Need To Rescue Rationality?

The word “rational” needs to be rescued. Tom Stoppard’s new play shows that a major rational parable, the Prisoner's Dilemma, is widely misinterpreted. Seeing why "rationalists" do worse than Christians can help us avoid losing in evolution's "negative telos" games.   

Should Psychologists Just Butt Out of Politics?

Strictly speaking, a “psychopundit” is William Saletan’s term for a scholar who uses psychology to explain what’s wrong with people who don’t vote for Democrats or recycle or otherwise agree […]

The Moral Worldview of Babies

“[T]he Author of Nature has determin’d us to receive… a Moral Sense, todirect our Actions, and to give us still nobler Pleasures.” That appeal was made in 1725 by Scottish philosopher […]