NOT long ago, an American philosopher, John Searle, ruefully observed that his colleagues seldom bothered to discuss the existence—or otherwise—of God: “It is considered in slightly bad taste to even raise the question. Matters of religion are like matters of Continue reading Unwarranted Religious Assumptions Require NO Merit: Maintained by Tradition
Libertarians have sometimes disdained psychology. Murray Rothbard is the most obvious example.1 But others have also poo-pooed psychology because they imagine that psychological research is based on arbitrary and unsound ideas and unreliable research. But that hasn’t been true since Continue reading The Psychology of Liberty: Freedom is Good for People
One of Saturday Night Live’s most popular skits in the early 90s was a mock self-help show called “Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley.” Smalley, played by now-Senator Al Franken, would begin each show by reciting into the mirror, “I’m good Continue reading The Misunderstanding About Self-Esteem: An Unknown Ideal
Libertarians and others have wondered why Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence concludes its explicitly incomplete list of unalienable rights with the pursuit of happiness rather than property. The website Monticello.org states, Unfortunately, Thomas Jefferson himself never explained his use of Continue reading Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness
British academic is overrun by a single political perspective: that of the left-winger, according to a new study. The report into the state of ideological diversity on UK campuses found that the political leanings of academics are radically out of Continue reading UK Academia Proven Left-Wing Bias | Heat Street
Humans often struggle—mightily—to agree on what morality is. While it’s a thorny topic to define and explain, it would of course be foolish to avoid the pursuit of moral truths for this reason. Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the Continue reading Conservatives Won’t Change Minds of Liberals (and Vice Versa), Why?
Some advocates of capitalism claim that it is rooted in religion, faith, and God—and although some advocates of socialism, communism, and other forms of statism claim that those systems are supported by science—we can see, on examination, that capitalism, and Continue reading Capitalism Because of its Scientific Basis – The Objective Standard