Most of us think of love as a unique experience shared with one special person. But what if, by changing your thinking, you could love anyone?
"There is a genuine selfish argument for making the world a better place."
Human beings are amazingly resilient, a fact that we tend to forget when we're freaking out over worst-case scenarios.
"If a friend is in trouble, our first instinct is rarely to tell them that they are fundamentally a shithead and a failure."
Some advocate for always telling it like it is, but "radical honesty" is not necessarily the honest truth — and it does not affect everyone equally.
Peter Sloterdijk has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal democracy. Now his ideas seem prophetic.
"Discussions of Jesus often miss that he was, quite aside from anything else, remarkably wise, one of the great philosophers of his time."
The root of tensions between women over #MeToo isn't about a generation gap. It's part of a long fight over the politics of pleasure.
Basically, you will never escape your childhood demons — the best you can hope for is to make friends with them.
"The Good Place" is a rare show — a cultural phenomenon that gets us talking about the afterlife.
God knows our country is far from perfect. What if we just scrapped everything and started from scratch?
"The word 'drug' happens to be sitting on a crucially important and large idea: the generation of benign and positive states of mind through the use of external physical resources."
We asked professional ethicists how to watch the year's most guilt-inducing sporting event with a clean conscience.
"We'll have made proper progress when we learn how to take some of the lessons about care, sympathy and patience we picked up in relation to children and apply them to our relationships with other adults."
Let's break down all the possible outcomes of meeting extraterrestrial life. None of them are good.
How do cities hit that sweet spot somewhere between chaos and boringness?
"Most of us have a type — and strangely and awkwardly, these types are often not those who stand a chance of making us maximally happy."
When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.
Meet the anti-natalists, people who believe reproduction is wrong.
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