A classics scholar and poet turns to Greek mythology, especially the story of Oedipus the King, to explain the drama -- or perhaps tragedy -- that is taking place in the highest office in the land.
Machine logic can be too precise to seem fully human. Chatbots that learn logic from Aristotle instead might behave more like people.
Infection rates of COVID-19 have soared among prisoners in the US. An expert on penal policy considers what is 'unjust and disproportionate' punishment at this time.
Strippers, by the nature of their jobs, need to get close to others. Is there a way to do this safely during the coronavirus crisis?
As the coronavirus spreads far and wide, a political philosopher argues that it is a time to understand that the idea of individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.
From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.
The challenges of climate can seem overwhelming. But individual choices can be guided by ancient wisdom.
Bruce Springsteen is The Boss, Aristotle is The Philosopher. And they have a great deal in common, if you know where to look.
Good-character testimonies from some people don’t shield a person from being questioned about whether they have sexually harassed others.
Many of us go through life in the hope of finding the ideal soulmate -- our missing half. The reason may be deeply embedded in religious beliefs.
Climate change is an emergency which will hurt the planet's most vulnerable people – the only irrational response is cool detachment.
Three philosophers put up a booth at the entrance to a New York City subway, so people could come to them with questions. They got hit with some real zingers.
As people say thanks to those who are turning up for work without being paid, an expert explains what true gratitude really means.
A polyamorous philosopher draws from research evidence to argue that where love is concerned, we should break all the established rules.
Trump's surrogates have deployed tried and true rhetorical techniques to defend the president.
Management trumps technology in making companies productive, but that doesn't mean firms can be complacent when it comes to keeping up with change.
Friendship requires that we be open to our friends’ ways of seeing things, even when they differ from our own. Is being a good person necessary for a good friendship? Who is a good person?
Aristotle coined the term "enthymeme" to refer to arguments, words and ideas that are broadly accepted among the people of a nation. So what happens when enthymemes start to disappear?
How medieval scientists grappled with the conflicting 'truths' of creationism and the eternity of the world.
From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, we frequently face the question, 'What's the best way to communicate?'