Coherentism accepts that circular reasoning is probably the best any of us can do.
A 2020 study has revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
If argumentation led to nothing, it would soon be thrown into the evolutionary dustbin.
A community in Austin, Texas is using geothermal energy to keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
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Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
Prison is an unreliable method of punishment. Let's do better.
Did traditional Chinese thought pave the way for the philosophy of Maoism?
What do we want to do with convicted criminals? Penology has several philosophies waiting to answer that question.
A study reports that people think those with similar personality traits look alike and vice versa.
Why saying, "I don't know," might be the best thing you can do.
Detective fiction reveals how a particular society or time period looks at crime and criminal justice.
Think you can hide your feelings pretty easily?
Virtual tourism has thus far been a futuristic dream, but a world shaped by Covid-19 may be ready to accept it.
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
In hell, we assume a position of moral superiority, looking down over the sinners and the poor decisions that led them to this wretched place. In heaven, Dante is looking down upon us.
The early colonists thought they were being pulled by God into a void left by plague.
Time and again, studies have found a connection between authoritarian ideals and meaning in life — a notion backed up by historical documents.
Is there victory in defeat?
Scientists captured it on footage 1.5 miles below the surface.
College doesn’t pay off for a lot of people. So he started a school that doesn’t get paid unless you do.
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
The pulse took just 35 hours to cover the whole world.
In the latest edition of the Starts With A Bang podcast, we talk with soon-to-be Dr. Arianna Long about galaxies, from birth to today.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
The insurmountable contrasts between their visions help explain Russia’s stunted development and hint at its destructive future.
Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.
Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.