American politics is caught between two competing ideologies: Nietzsche’s doctrine of strength and power over weakness, and the Judeo-Christian ethics of humility and compassion for the weak. A young theologian seeks to understand American civil religion.
In these uncertain times, a young scholar turns to the wisdom of the fathers of the humanities and the mooring of beauty and healing they provide.
What might we make space for if we gave up our indignation, even if just for a moment? A historical and philosophical inquiry into the roots of this social moment.
The human experience is rife with messiness and frustration, especially in our relationships with others and with ourselves. Trent Gilliss shares thoughts on embracing the turmoil and finding ways to grow from it.
To embrace life despite the truth of suffering is an audacious act. Jennifer Michael Hecht guides us through Albert Camus on the myth of Sisyphus, as a reassuringly contrary argument for life over death.
Confronted with the separate, psychological worlds of our thoughts, Syd Banks’ mysticism influenced a generation of psychiatrists and offers an alternative to the chaos of individual thoughts.
Poets and philosophers may be the mystics of our day, bridging the two worlds and bearing witness to seen and unseen.
The seventh of the great British philosopher’s list of rules for living and learning. This time, on respecting eccentricity.
A thoughtful meditation by a craftsman-philosopher who contemplates the human condition through the building of simple, hand-tooled coffins.
Can we make the world a better place if we change the way people think about honor? This is the…
Humanoid robot ASIMO directs the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. (photo by: Honda, Ars Electronica/Flickr) “The options are given in the description…
Class Day Lecture 2009: The Uniqueness of Humans “The less it is possible that something can be, the more it…