Considering Personal Identity

Who are we? Do we live by our values or our inner, often baser nature? Dr. Joshua Knobe explores what forms personal identity in the lastest article of the recently resurrected New York Times philosophical column “The Stone,” entitled “In Search of the True Self.” Knobe says that the philosophical tradition has held that a … Continue reading


Reporting Depression

In yet another article about the seemingly modern trend of depression, The New York Times reports on the possibility of depression in preschoolers – children not even in school. Why is it that these young children don’t seem to find happiness in anything? Author Pamela Paul writes that these preschoolers spend their time staring into … Continue reading