As part of my speaking tour with Andrew Murtagh for our joint book Meta, Andrew is coming to my home turf next week for an event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, will be our moderator for the evening. The presentation will be followed by audience Q&A. If past experience is any guide, this part will be the liveliest of the evening, and the questions… Read more

Having sex isn’t a magic key that transforms someone’s core self. Read more

Howard Roark shrugs in his own defense. Read more

The mindset of masculine toxic entitlement can’t be appeased, only fought until it’s recognized as the threat it is. Read more

For someone who makes reason and rationality an aspect of their identity, the idea that their reasoning is faulty can be deeply threatening. Read more

There’s more than one kind of religious architecture. Read more

Nobody wins because of Trump, not even other members of his party or people who supported him. Read more

Sam Harris’ refusal to believe that white intellectuals practice identity politics like everyone else leads him into a blind spot of giving aid and comfort to outright racists. Read more

While I was in Edmonton, Andrew Murtagh and I did an interview with the evangelical author Randal Rauser (but he’s Canadian – that term doesn’t signify the same things there as it does in the U.S.), for his podcast The Tentative Apologist. That episode is online now: We talk about the problem of evil, designing a just society, and how much people of different philosophical backgrounds and worldviews can really have in common, morally speaking. Check it out! Read more

The paradox of a misanthrope building a temple intended to uplift humanity. Read more

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