Why Do People Believe Crazy Things?

(Akim Reinhardt’s superb essay about the proliferation of online conspiracy theories was published at 3 Quarks Daily on MONDAY, AUG 16, 2021. Reprinted with permission.) As an undergraduate History major, I reluctantly dug up a halfway natural science class to fulfill my college’s general education requirement. It was called Psychology as a Natural Science. However, … Continue reading Why Do People Believe Crazy Things?

Susan Wolf on Happiness and Meaning

Susan R. Wolf (1952 – ) is a moral philosopher who has written extensively on meaning in human life. She is currently the Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She addressed the topic of the meaning of life, among other places, in her essay: “Happiness and … Continue reading Susan Wolf on Happiness and Meaning