Scientific pluralism is the notion that some questions must be approached from many angles. How can we integrate these scientific models?
Truth needs us to define the rules, grammar, and criteria for true statements. But can we do this within language itself?
The most momentous and significant events in our lives are the ones we do not see coming. Life is defined by the unforeseen.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
The highest earning Myers-Briggs personality type? ENTJ.
There's more to miracles than turning water into wine.
How we handle grief largely depends on our worldview. Here is how three famous philosophers handled the certainty of grief and despair.
The most unpleasant aspect of intellectual liberalism is that when speech causes emotional or mental pain, the offended parties are morally entitled to nothing.
All religions have totems, rites, and taboos that are considered "sacred." Émile Durkheim believed society is largely underpinned by them.
If you see a political movement embodying all of these traits, watch out.
It's better to pursue moral actions instead of the ephemeral state of happiness, according to the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
Stoicism says that we should change what we can, endure what we must. The company we keep is something we can, and often should, change.
Jains believe that karma weighs the soul down. This can be overcome through extreme asceticism, in which one slowly withdraws from life.
Our temporal experience of the world is not divided into a series of neat segments, yet that's how we talk about time.
Objective reality exists, but what can you know about it that isn't subjective. According to some neuroscientists, not much.
Do right and wrong depend on culture, or does morality transcend place and time?
Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.
Coherentism accepts that circular reasoning is probably the best any of us can do.
A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.
Thales may have known the famous theorem perhaps as much as half a century before Pythagoras.