Articles of Note

Freud has been debunked, yet the apparatus that defends him persists. Why do his ideas endure? Because we want to believe them... more »

New Books

The Enlightenment emerged from a 150-year “staccato burst” of European philosophy. Why did these thinkers — Hobbes, Descarte, Voltaire, Rousseau — write as they did? ... more »

Essays & Opinions

Every generation discovers its own Edgar Allan Poe. Now gig-economy writers have a kindred spirit: Poe, too, was a broke-ass freelancer... more »