Diogenes engaged in shocking behavior to demonstrate the contradictions, small-mindedness, and sheer absurdity of prevailing social conventions.
Plato, Sun Tzu, and Buddha all lived in a "golden age" of philosophy that laid the foundation of modern thought.
A part of human nature needs to be challenged and feel strong. Today, we fulfill that need with "surrogate activities."
A philosophy of birth can offset the prevailing narrative around extinction and mortality.
Within a month of that initial conversation, Peter Singer became a vegetarian.
The Shirky Principle states that "institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."
If something exists, it is by definition natural.
"In order to seek truth," Rene Descartes once wrote, "it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, all things."
We know that everything changes, but we long for something more permanent.
De-urbanized lifestyles can be aligned with basic Taoist principles — and remote workers are starting to feel the connection.
In "The History of Western Philosophy," Bertrand Russell made it clear whose thinking he admired — and whose thinking he didn't.
In the spirit of the 1969 moon landing, we now have a golden opportunity to pursue “nondisruptive” creative solutions.
I think, therefore I am (rich).
The deep-thinking oddballs of West Coast cycle racing valued mid-ride marijuana over sports science.
Nobody knows where the word "penguin" comes from.
Far from being a “dead” pursuit that focuses on old ideas, modern philosophy proposes and debates important, new concepts. All of us can learn from it.
How one man's divine dream became a poultry-shaped reality.
How does the mind interact with the body? Nobody really knows — but these philosophers ventured an answer.
What do Remus Lupin, Katniss Evergreen, William Wordsworth, and Usain Bolt all have in common?
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
The curiosity of children is a national resource. Adults destroy it.
Without modularization, many epic projects simply would be impossible.
From consciousness to nothingness and beyond, these questions still baffle the brightest minds. Will they ever be solved?
Chess could perhaps be the ultimate window through which we might see how our mental powers shift during our lives.
Delay the instant gratification of online knowledge and first seek out the wisdom within yourself.
The multi-leveled constructions of metaphysics are the collective workings of a fantastical virtuality. Did you get that?
More than 90 percent of people make a mistake on this test.
At this event, you’ll be around to hear the eulogy.
Humanity can avoid catastrophe — if we look beyond our blinkered present.
We bring multifaceted selves to our interactions, and in these interactions co-create each other again and again.