Pinker points to both the origin and function of a code of conduct that became the Western view of masculinity. ... the biological realities of the male species could be best and most productively served through the attainment and development of specific virtues.
Recently, the American Psychological Association (APA) took aim at “traditional masculinity” by, amongst other things, criticizing “stoicism” as one of its problematic characteristics (APA Guidelines 11). But the essence of stoicism, and our understanding of it, stems from a philosophy that is meant to allow the individual to reach their full potential as a human.
He came to the United States of America at a time quite different than that of the Catholic Crisis which Dostoevsky had observed in Spain. The prevailing perversion of many Americans was, making use of their democracy as a godly tool, purporting to protect their way of life they viewed as threatened by forces both from without and within by demonizing and pre-judging those forces. The forces being Bad Hombres who immigrate illegally to the country bringing with them crime and drug addiction (not to mention infidels from Muslim nations that want to kill all Americans), and loose laws by tolerant administrations that allowed for morally degenerate groups like homosexuals, transsexuals, and others to claim better or near equal footing in business and government relations.
By: Michael Grenke The Odyssey’s Penelope is a Thinker, a person who is effective in facing her world and its
By: Jared Marcel Pollen What does fascism smell like? It’s a question the late Christopher Hitchens used to ask, and
We are living in the Fruit Loops vs. Cheerios Political System. Each Fruit Loop represents a position on an issue, and each Cheerio its “opposite.” If you are on Team Fruit Loop, you MUST accept and agree and support all Fruit Loops, likewise with Team Cheerio. This is a binary system. This is bullshit. We would never allow such simple sorting for fictional characters, so why is it being pushed in reality?
Sor Juana’s silence is difficult to “read,” but it is easy to hear. What can it show us about the way the absence of speech can itself be a mode of participation in public discourse?
Varys is key to both the political action of A Song of Ice and Fire and its political wisdom. The core of his political philosophy is encapsulated in a riddle: "In a room sit three great men, a king, a priest, and a rich man with his gold. Between them stands a sellsword, a little man of common birth and no great mind. Each of the great ones bids him slay the other two...
Over the next few months, we are going to examine the political insights of A Song of Ice and Fire
There is a riddle at the center of Eco's existence: In his theoretical work, he usually had the look of a post-modern man. And yet, in his art, he could look almost medieval.