Philosophers react to a science journalist’s critique of their calling
Philosophy’s chief value is countering our terrible tendency toward certitude
The line between philosophy and the arts can get awfully blurry
Philosophers keep giving us moral advice in spite of their doubts about all ethical systems
Protesters who smashed windows and punched police on Inauguration Day are mirroring the violence they supposedly abhor
Philosophers sometimes seem more concerned with winning than wisdom
Philosophy can still serve many purposes, even if it can’t compete with science as a method of accumulating knowledge
A winter solstice ritual helps a faithless science writer appreciate life’s infinite improbability
Mental health has declined as prescriptions for antidepressants and other drugs keep surging
Life might have a divinely imposed meaning, but we’re better off assuming it doesn’t
In a Q&A, Priyamvada Natarajan takes multiverses seriously but not cosmos-as-simulation idea
A science writer urges the President-elect to make world peace his number-one mission.
In a 2010 speech Gen. James Mattis, Trump's choice for defense secretary, bashed al Qaeda and Russia but urged more “pragmatic,” “nuanced” military policies
In a 1990 interview the renowned iconoclast knocked The New York Times, evolutionary psychology, human cognitive capacities and his own talent as a linguist
Critics have bashed linguist Noam Chomsky for more than 50 years, but his claim that language is innate endures
Prominent scientists exaggerate the violence of Native Americans, whom European invaders ravaged.
For decades, political scientist Gene Sharp has promoted nonviolent strategies for countering oppression
Can a psychedelic theology explain Trump’s ascendance?
In spite of occasional backward lurches, like Trump's election, humanity should keep getting healthier, wealthier, more peaceful and more free.
Prominent scientists are propagating new versions of the old idea that reality revolves around us