These core teachings make an ideal starting point for exploring Buddhist philosophy.
Who — or what — really controls your mind?
Nobody actually knows what will come of AI. But we can console ourselves with the knowledge that nobody has ever really known anything about the future.
Descartes broke from the European philosophers who preceded him and devised a new way of considering humanity and the world.
We will have a better shot at improving our lives once we come to understand, know, and love the people we will one day become.
Dive into a realm where time, space, and even reality itself are put into question.
The existential philosopher argued that an authentic and meaningful life is measured by choice.
For the clarity of a “beginner’s mind” and a path to true and lasting wisdom, one must fully embrace "not-knowing."
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."
"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 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?