Category: Philosophy

Who Can Possess Political Truth?

Who Can Possess Political Truth?

Robert D. Kaplan— Tiresias, the old, blind seer, the prophet who knows better than anyone else the will of the gods, is a recurring character in Greek mythology. “Mine is… READ MORE

Who Was Marcus Aurelius?

Who Was Marcus Aurelius?

Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor brings Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE) to life for a new generation of readers. Founding member of the organization Modern Stoicism Donald Robertson answers your questions… READ MORE

In the Eye of the Serpent

In the Eye of the Serpent

Whitney Barlow Robles— The serpent who beguiled Eve. Medusa’s ossifying glance. The hypnotic command of Kaa in Kipling’s Jungle Book. Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, turned upside down by a basilisk…. READ MORE

Ep. 123—The Intricacies of Marriage

Ep. 123—The Intricacies of Marriage

In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk with Devorah Baum about her new book, On Marriage. On Marriage is a compulsively readable, startling, and philosophically rich book… READ MORE

Mark Rothko, A Painter of Ideas

Mark Rothko, A Painter of Ideas

The new edition of The Artist’s Reality, Mark Rothko’s revered book on artistic practice and philosophy, features an afterword written for this occasion by artist and award-winning author Makoto Fujimura, whose own… READ MORE

God in the Closet

God in the Closet

Anthony T. Kronman— My parents were intelligent atheists. They had a battery of reasons for their disbelief. But as I eventually discovered, their disdain for religion was not the product… READ MORE

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