Philosophy

Making Sense of Bad Beliefs

An essay in Aeon tackles a tough but urgent question: Do people have the right to believe whatever they want?

By Nathan Pippenger

It's Not As Bad As All That

Humans have made more progress in the past 100 years than in all of history before. What does this tell us?

By Charles Kenny

The Future of Leisure

It is past time we rediscover the lost art of leisure. Doing so, however, will also mean teaching people how to find fulfillment in their free time.

By Stuart Whatley

Which Republican Party?

Clearly, the Party of Trump is not the Party of Lincoln. But do Trump's conservative opponents really have their own compelling claim to that title?

By Nathan Pippenger

The Donald, The Florentine, and Us

As a piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books suggests, Donald Trump is no Machiavellian prince—but then again, we're no Machiavellian citizenry.

By Nathan Pippenger