Social Media also has a Dark History – Lessons can be Learned

By Dr. Nicholas Bowman / 06.27.2017 Associate Professor of Communication Studies West Virginia University It was in April 2016 that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media platform was providing its nearly two billion users the opportunity to livestream content. The move was viewed as a natural extension of the platform’s primary goal: providing a space[…]

Five Limits Your Brain Puts on Generosity

Georgetown University Research suggests that our brains may be wired for altruism, but there’s a catch—well, five of them, actually. By Dr. Summer Allen / 08.28.2017 Research/Writing Fellow, Greater Good Science Center University of California Berkeley Humans can be remarkably generous. Americans gave a record $390 billion to charitable organizations in 2016 through a combination of individual[…]

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: The Origin of Western Thought – Hellenistic Philosophy

A line drawing of Epictetus writing at a table with a crutch draped across his lap and shoulder. Frontispiece drawn by “Sonnem” and engraved by “MB”. / Boston Public Library By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages The Hellenistic World The great golden age of Athenian philosophy, encompassing Socrates,Plato, and Aristotle only lasted for about[…]