philosophy

3.21.19

This Philosopher Says We Should Replace Religion with Socialism

In a new book, Martin Hägglund argues that the only way to change our existence is to accept it will end.

3.15.19

Lore Reasons: We Answer Your Philosophical Questions About Kingdom Hearts

In which I disagree with Tetsuya Nomura about what a "person" is. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

1.16.19

Conan O'Brien Wants You to Know That Nothing Matters and You're Going to Die

"Eventually, all our graves go unattended."

12.7.18

Anxiety Is Our New Religion

Psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster explains why everyone's on meds and no one's fucking.

11.26.18

A Rhetoric Professor Explains How to Win an Online Argument

"The right way of telling someone to fuck off is to stop talking and end the conversation."

11.2.18

What It's Like Knowing You'll Die of Cancer at 35

"I’ve realized that it’s not my job to make anyone feel good. It’s my job to be honest."

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10.11.18

Our Experience of Reality Is a Bunch of Hallucinations We Collectively Agree On

Anil Seth, a neuroscientist and director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex, researches the biological basis of the otherwise ethereal topic of consciousness.

9.21.18

The Endless Stream of New Game Releases Is Exciting, but Also Exhausting

In 2018, even new things feel old by the time they come out.

9.12.18

The Books That Can Change and/or Ruin Your Life in College

A reading list and a cautionary tale.

4.23.18

The Seven Types of Atheist

We spoke to philosopher John Gray about the many different forms of atheist that exist today, and why the majority of them suck.

4.17.18

Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Those with a conspiracy mentality were more likely to believe less popular theories, perhaps suggesting that the ‘exclusivity’ of the belief is the very commodity they seek.

3.7.18

Our Microbiomes Are Making Scientists Question What it Means to Be Human

Are we people or a "megaorganism?"

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