philosophy

The Bullshit Philosophy of ‘It Is What It Is’

Trump used a tautological cliché to dismiss the deaths of Americans — so what was he really saying? Philosophers weigh in.

How This Completely Silent Song From the 1950s Became a Meme

As music theory gets extremely online, John Cage’s infamous ‘4′33″’ is seen as the ultimate shitpost

What’s Up With Guys Becoming Obsessed With Ayn Rand in College?

For starters, impressionable young minds are always soothed when they're told their innate selfishness is both virtuous and a superpower

The Modern Man Is Getting Stoicism All Wrong

We think of stoicism as keeping our emotions hidden, but if you trace the concept back to its classical roots, it’s actually the complete opposite