What the Ancients Knew

Ryan S. Olson

The histories and literatures of antiquity can help us address some of our contemporary ethical deficit disorder.

You Can’t Go Home Again

Charlie Tyson

Our thinking about nostalgia is badly flawed because it relies on defective assumptions about progress and time.

Waking From the Dream of Total Knowledge

Daniel Kraft

Considering how relationships of cooperation and perhaps even solidarity might be forged between human beings and animals.

The Character of Tragedy

Martha Bayles

Tragedies give pleasure because they make room for art.

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Missing Character

The greatest casualty of an impoverished moral order

Of Continuing Interest

A selection of articles from the archives

The Walking Wounded

Mary Townsend

We talk about a suicide contagion’s progression across a given community as though it were a biological phenomenon, an epidemic without conscious direction.

The First Authoritarian

Tae-Yeoun Keum

The eureka moment came when Popper perceived an affinity between Plato and fascism.

The Right to Care

Adin Lears

Defenders of abortion might more wisely reframe their case around the central importance of care.


Matt Dinan

What does it mean to like something "ironically"?