philosophy

The Emptiness of Constructivist Teaching

The Emptiness of Constructivist Teaching

In teaching students that all knowledge is constructed through their own interactions, we fail to give them satisfying answers about the world and its meaning.

Patricia Rice Doran
Patricia Rice Doran
8 min read
Education
The Rationalism and Romanticism of John Stuart Mill

The Rationalism and Romanticism of John Stuart Mill

Two strands of Mill's philosophy were profoundly in conflict.

Laurie Wastell
Laurie Wastell
10 min read
philosophy
Do Animals Have Rights?—A Roundtable

Do Animals Have Rights?—A Roundtable

Editor's note: Quillette asked three scholars to reflect on the debate about animal rights. If you would like to contribute to this discussion, please send a response of ~800 words to pitch@quillette.com. I. Animals have rights Bo Winegard is an essayist and holds a PhD in social psychology.

Bo Winegard, Nathanial Bork, and Jake Scott
Bo Winegard, Nathanial Bork, and Jake Scott
17 min read
Politics
Curtis Yarvin: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Curtis Yarvin: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

At the center of neoreactionary thinking is a cluster of unworkable ideas.

Max Borders
Max Borders
14 min read
Politics
Is Moral Expertise Possible? Four Responses

Is Moral Expertise Possible? Four Responses

As long as there have been philosophers, there has been thinking about morality.

Quillette
Quillette
12 min read
Politics
Is Moral Expertise Possible?—A Roundtable

Is Moral Expertise Possible?—A Roundtable

Is moral expertise really a thing—normatively, theoretically, or metaphysically? All three major Western schools of moral philosophy seem to think so, including virtue ethics, deontology, and consequentialism.

Geoffrey Miller, Oliver Traldi, Spencer Case, and Bo Winegard
Geoffrey Miller, Oliver Traldi, Spencer Case, and Bo Winegard
19 min read
Politics
The Limits of Narrative

The Limits of Narrative

Societal crises of self-confidence can result from distorted and oversimplified narratives.

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey
8 min read
Politics
Imagine There’s No Svarga: Rediscovering Cārvāka, India’s 2,700-Year-Old Atheistic Tradition

Imagine There’s No Svarga: Rediscovering Cārvāka, India’s 2,700-Year-Old Atheistic Tradition

The Cārvākas considered only matter—that which could be sensed—to be real.

Kushal Mehra
Kushal Mehra
8 min read
Religion