Category Archives: Philosophy

Who Really Wants to Solve the Problem of Poverty? [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Let me share with you the most impressive number of our generation: 600 million. “That is how many people have been lifted out of extreme poverty in the last 25 years. Never … Continue reading

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Four recommended books on postmodernism

Four books that I learned from and that focus on the postmodern challenge in specific intellectual areas: * Literature: John Ellis, Literature Lost: Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities. * History: Keith Windschuttle, The Killing of History. * … Continue reading

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Taking Modern Artists at Their Word [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “You may have noticed that things in the art world are a little, well, off these days. “The artists we hear most about are those like vomit girl, also known as Millie … Continue reading

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Plato on games and educating for rule-following

The Laws is Plato’s last book. Its dialogue is set in Crete and led by an Athenian who is never identified. He converses with a citizen from Sparta and a politician from Crete. The politician has been given the authority … Continue reading

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Is Life Unfair? My Challenge to the Best Tennis Player in the World [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Let me brag a bit. In high school I was a pretty good at tennis. Now, many years later, I am an occasional weekend player who has somehow acquired the stamina (and … Continue reading

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The Richest Man in the World’s Healthcare [new "The Good Life" column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “You might not think of yourself as wealthy. Let me prove that you are. “In 1836, the richest man in the world was Nathan Rothschild. He was 58 years old and, according … Continue reading

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When Can Professors Have Sex with Their Students? [new "The Good Life" column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Two sex scandals in philosophy departments have, well, scandalized the academic world recently. “One at the University of Miami in Florida led to the resignation of professor Colin McGinn. The other, at … Continue reading

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Philosophy and a Century of War — now with Portuguese subtitles

For the video’s Portuguese subtitles, click the “Transcription” icon: Here also are the English transcription and the text of the Portuguese translation as “Filosofia e um S├ęculo de Guerra.” Much thanks to Matheus Pacini and Vinicius Cintra for their work … Continue reading

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