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Ten Transgender Truths for Legislators and Concerned Citizens

BY SELWYN DUKE Whether you’re a lawmaker considering a “bathroom bill” or some other “transgender”-oriented legislation, or a citizen pondering a vote influencing the matter,...

The Myth of Moral Relativism: A Reply to a Critique of My Essay

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I received this critique of my essay "The Myth of Moral Relativism" from A.R.M., a reader who resides in Canada. I...

Bankston—Jonathan Israel’s, “Radical Enlightenment”

Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650-1750 BY CARL L. BANKSTON III By the end of the European middle ages, a Christianized version of Aristotelian philosophy...

Was Nietzsche Right About the Real Objectives of Socialism?

BY JACK KERWICK When I was a teenager, there was a guy from my old neighborhood who had developed an addiction to crack cocaine. Given...

Hobbes: A Biography, by A.P. Martinich

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Aloysisus P. Martinich, who holds an endowed chair in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, is an internationally...

Creation and the Possible Eternity of the Cosmos

by Kenneth F. Dougherty, S.A., Ph.D., S.T.D. The medieval commentators on Aristotle knew that he held that the heavenly bodies are eternal. In the eighth...