For any kind of human relationship to work, it must have great friendship at its core.
Ayn Rand’s dystopian fable about government meddling in free-market arrangements remains hugely influential, including with Elon Musk. Donald Trump, too, is an Ayn Rand fan. Why is she so popular?
Stoicism is having a cultural moment, with bestselling books and podcasts taking this ancient philosophy to a new audience. But there are problems with Stoicism, both in its modern and ancient forms.
What can you do when you feel like a failure for giving up on a dream?
The White Lotus is a tense, new drama about the lives of the rich and privileged, set in a Hawaiian resort. But the protagonists are not lying around reading airport novels.
An examination of academic publications since 1980 suggests the status of ‘cultural Marxism’ has been greatly exaggerated.
‘God, I’m just so bored.’
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Over two centuries. the notion of boredom has shifted from an upper-class malady, through existential peril, to a functional emotion.
Nietzche has a reputation as a bit of a downer, but there are upsides to dancing close to the abyss and embracing our mortality.
Researchers get their first glimpse into what happens in the brain when we consciously relinquish control over our actions and go with the flow.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon holds a news conference with National Front party leader Marine Le Pen in the northern French city of Lille in March 2018.
Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
Composing a symphonic landscape: Caspar David Friedrich’s 1818 oil painting, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.
With An Alpine Symphony, Richard Strauss achieved something remarkable: the painting of the German alps, complete with cow meadows and waterfalls, in sound.
Waiting for superman: Friedrich Nietzsche.
Are we all doomed to never agree on what is or isn’t true?
A Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, similar to the one Nietzsche used.
The writing process is different whether your instrument is a fountain pen, a crayon, a typewriter or a computer. What fingerprints does the technology leave on the product?
The tragedies of ancient Greece underpin Nietzsche’s understanding of what it means to be an artist.
Love or loathe him, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) offered a unique way of considering creativity in his first major work, The Birth of Tragedy, published in 1872. Competing creative energies…
Are we really in charge of our own destiny?
Nietzsche’s much quoted line “God is dead” was not, as it is often presented, a statement of triumphant atheism but was a warning and a call to action. We had killed God with rationalism and science. With…