Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin

MCAT CARS Practice

Do your best to obtain the main points from each MCAT CARS practice passage you read, and try to read multiple consecutive MCAT CARS practice passages — simulating 2017 MCAT […]

Robert Hughes

It is an oddity of Robert Hughes’s posthumous reputation that, although this art critic received many tributes when he died in 2012, and although they have now been repeated in […]

Frog and Toad

Millennials are so frequently hyped as the first digital generation that people tend to forget that we were raised first and foremost with books.

Against Adverbs

I’m cursed with a mind that looks at a sentence and sees grammar before it sees meaning.

Historians of Philosophy

Historians of philosophy by and large seem content to make small additions or revisions in their field. By contrast, Peter Adamson’s Philosophy in the Islamic World marks a revolution: it […]

Enhancing Humanity

There is increasing concern amongst a wide range of commentators that human nature is in the process of being irrevocably changed by technological advances which either have been achieved or […]

Mental Health Awareness

Mental illness took a terrible toll on Bernard. Now 58 years old and living in the Bronx, he was addicted to crack and spent time in prison, powerless in the […]

Ethical Consumerism

I’m on thin ice telling readers that being an ethical consumer makes you irritating, but you can’t argue with science.

Musicians Need Philosophy

Not as much, I grant, as philosophers need music, but nevertheless the need is real. In the past our musical culture had secure foundations in the church, in the concert […]

Positive Thinking

Many people think that the key to success is to cultivate and doggedly maintain an optimistic outlook.


Socrates talked. The assumption behind his approach to philosophy, and the approaches of millions of people since, is that moral thinking is mostly a matter of reason and deliberation: Think […]