It’s especially important to differentiate morality and law, inasmuch as discussion of the moral and legal often conflate. On the one hand, the two differ since we believe some legal acts to be immoral, and some laws to be unjust. Continue reading The Difference Between the Moral and the Legal
What is the value of philosophy? Here are some possible answers. Continue reading The Value of Philosophy
Loneliness by Hans Thoma (National Museum in Warsaw)
The longest running study of human development by Harvard researchers confirms that satisfying personal relationships are the key to human happiness. Moreover, personal relationships are just as important to your health as diet and exercise. (Note – I wrote about this study previously here.) Continue reading Summary of the Harvard Grant Study
The Beginnings of Rationalistic Thinking
The word philosophy comes from two Greek roots meaning “the love of wisdom.” Thus philosophers are (supposed to be) lovers of wisdom. Continue reading What is Western Philosophy?