1. Free Will Worth Having

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    What are your thoughts on machines that can predict what you’re going to do in the next five minutes? Do you think that everything that happens now in the universe was causally determined by some event(s) that happened before it?…Read more »

  2. The Wisdom of the ‘Ignorant Schoolmaster’

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    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
    ― Benjamin Franklin

    “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
    ― Socrates

    [From Sotiris Triantis]

    An intellectual adventure

    Joseph Jacotot (born in 1770) was a French teacher who discovered something remarkable in the education process.…Read more »

  3. You Can’t Talk About Zen: A Discussion of Zen

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    [A post from Jason Durso]

    The popular understanding of Zen philosophy is that it is painfully frustrating, contrived and lies outside the realm of rational discourse. Rather than offering some sort of platform for discussion or some set of assertions which can be systematically analyzed and negotiated into a personal system of meaning the proponents of this view will often resort to vague claims such as ‘Zen doesn’t have a system of beliefs’,…Read more »

  4. The Jung and the Restless

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    …I cannot outline the spiritual problems of modern man without giving emphasis to the yearning for rest that arises in a period of unrest… It is from need and distress that new forms of life take their rise,…Read more »

  5. Chomsky vs. Zizek

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    Editor’s Note: We feel the need to provide some coverage of one of the few big news stories in philosophy, which is the ongoing hostile exchange between two giants of the philosophical left,…Read more »