Scotty Hendricks is a graduate student and long-time contributor to Big Think. He resides in Chicago.
Great writing can unveil the criminal psyche better than any other artistic medium.
You become the main protagonist in these novels.
These core teachings make an ideal starting point for exploring Buddhist philosophy.
Dive into a realm where time, space, and even reality itself are put into question.
I think, therefore I am (rich).
Not every classic enjoyed rave reviews from the start.
How does the mind interact with the body? Nobody really knows — but these philosophers ventured an answer.
Some authors never saw their books score widespread acclaim—or even get published at all.
From consciousness to nothingness and beyond, these questions still baffle the brightest minds. Will they ever be solved?
Albert Camus was a Franco-Algerian philosopher with some great insights on the meaning of life, why you should look to this life and not the next, and why suicide is a poor choice.
Take a trip through these master-crafted fantasy societies and ask yourself: Could I actually live there?
Would you want to live in any of these places?
Though ultimately incorrect, the ancient Greek philosophers blazed a conceptual trail for humankind to understand the nature of reality.
From "Thompson's violinist" to the "Experience Machine," these thought experiments will throw your mind for a loop.
Take a closer look at the different types of reasoning you use every day.
Most philosophers merely contemplate the world, but what about the ones who actually tried to change it?
Despite being called the "dismal science," economics impacts our lives every day. Here, we look at seven of the greatest economists in history.
Philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that we often don't truly want to obtain what we think we desire.