Evangelical Christianity and the Teen Depression Epidemic

Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff have written an important new book titled The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. It's a lucid, eye-opening and (in my opinion) convincing work. I'll have more to say about it in a future post. But I wanted …

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Millennials, Free Speech, and Analog Learning

I think it's past time to admit that the hostility we see from college students toward speech and ideas they dislike is a generational issue. I know this sounds like I'm encouraging stereotypes of millennials, and reasonable people are not supposed to talk about any group in that kind of systemic language (well, almost any …

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Why You Should (Probably) Major in Philosophy

Philosophy is difficult. But it is not very difficult. It's easier than calculus and a lot easier than physics. Philosophy is all about books, books, books. An enormous amount of the most important philosophy books you can read are public domain and therefore (legally) free. If you want to build a library on a budget, …

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