The comedy series doesn’t feel didactic—despite the fact that it features actual moral philosophy lessons.
Laurent Binet's latest novel is at once a lecture, a detective story, and an exploration of the limits of fiction.
Pascal knew both the inconstancy of the human heart and the promise that we were made for glory.
When does compromise descend into treason or apostasy?
Who I'd invite to my writers' dinner party
David Miller’s book doesn’t offer policy solutions. It does help us think clearly.
Martha Nussbaum says we don't. She's wrong.
“Truth is in constant transit. The difference between a liberal and a conservative, I think, is the stomach you have for the journey.”
The Deepest Human Life is an elegantly written, impassioned, and sometimes disjointed plea on behalf of philosophy. Scott Samuelson invokes poets, novelists, and theologians to defend the dialectical process that Socrates imparted.
It happens all the time: I’m reading a beautiful piece of theology, and while the thinker is waxing on elegantly about God and man, he barrels in on the subject of women or Jewish people, and suddenly I’m hit by a barrage of nastiness.