John Stuart Mill was truly a genius. Find out what he believed and see how his opinions poke at the fundamental question of what really is morality and why we do what we do.
Many children in the United States grow up with their parents reading aloud some sort of Dr. Seuss book. They can distinctly recognize the rhymes and identify the illustrations, his signatures.
A summary of the main ideas of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his contributions to social contract theory.
Machiavelli, the name is a blessing and a curse. A compelling argument for why Machiavelli is so important to the modern world.
American History IV: Founded in Liberalism, Conservatism, and Socialism - Part 3: Active State Liberalism 
Liberals come in two flavors, those who believe gov't has a role to play in helping citizens achieve success and those who believe individuals are totally responsible for their own fate, come what may
The French Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire was a man of wit, courage and tenacity. He defended free speech under the censorship of the "old regime" in France, challenged the conventional...
The difference between the ideological and the philosophical temperament, and the role of philosophy and ideology in American politics.
The lost art of independent thought. Welcome to critical thinking; what it is, how to do it and why you should.
Marx was an atheist. He stated that religion was the 'opiate of the people' or 'opiate of the masses'. He believed it was a tool used by the ruling class in order to control the masses. He also believed its...
It's difficult to imagine laziness could possibly be a virtue. Since we were a small child, we've been programmed that hard work is the method of choice. What if I told you there was another way?
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