Great Teachers Are Transparent

By Ethan Nichtern
Some of my favorite teachers are philosophical masters. Deft, witty, and inconceivably ambidextrous with their material, they are the Dread…

Notes on Ecological Aesthetics and Ethics

By David George Haskell
A sense of beauty is a rigorous, perhaps even objective, foundation for environmental ethics. Our human aesthetic judgment integrates many…

Altering Traits

By Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson
“In the beginning nothing comes, in the middle nothing stays, in the end nothing goes.” That enigmatic riddle comes from…

Preserving Solitude

By Sam Mowe
In his new book, Solitude: A Singular Life in a Crowded World, journalist Michael Harris argues that solitude has become…

Seen and Unseen

By Matt Miles
For weeks before the event, some friends and I started preparing for the the Great American Eclipse of 2017. There…