More often than not, we are lured into the temptation of conformity and group think. As social animals we care deeply about the opinions of others. We concern ourselves with our relative position and status within society. At our core, we all want to fit in and gain approval of our peers and respective groups […]The Polarization Series: The Search for an Integral Politics
“I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” R. P. Feynman (1965), The Character of Physical Law, MIT Press, 123. I This is about a tale on reality. A real punch searching for the interactions and laws who govern our universe. We’re limited far away for infinite numbers of assumptions. The […]A tale on reality
Jiddu Krishnamurti “Freedom from the known” is a hand-book meant to transform the human life by projecting the mistakes humans are committing, in various fields of social, political, religious, personal and relationships. Krishnamurti has focused on changing the perspective or thinking of an individual. We mostly live our life based on old beliefs, ideals, truth, […]J. Krishnamurti Freedom from the Known-Book summary
It made Marcus Aurelius better and Seneca worse when he was asked by Nero’s mother to assist his son and he kept a blind eye from Nero’s atrocities.
So, success is perhaps not for everyone. Seneca somehow lost his authenticity and his sincerity when he became a consultant. Success should not alter the true self unless the self wasn’t that true to start with.
This is a well written article about the difference of success reception in stoicism, a comparison of Marcus Aurelius and Seneca.
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‘Metaphilosophy’ emerged in the late 1960s as a discipline aimed at investigating the nature of philosophy. General metaphilosophical topics include philosophy’s aims, missions, methods, and objects, as well as philosophy’s relation to other disciplines and society, broadly understood. Within contemporary debates, special attention has been given to the prescriptive dimension of metaphilosophy, which invites normative answers to […]CFP: Feminist Metaphilosophy (deadline: Mar. 31, 2021)
There are some good reasons to believe that Nietzsche was interested in Eastern philosophy during his lifetime. In the Antichrist he states: “Buddhism, I repeat, is a hundred times more austere, more honest, more objective. It no longer has to justify its pains, its susceptibility to suffering, by interpreting these things in terms of sin—it […]Nietzsche and Eastern Philosophy (Buddhism)
by John Clark Philosophy is in decline. You hear it all the time. The evidence is regularly trotted out: fewer graduates; no jobs; no prospects; a lack of interest from the culture, etc. It’s become a tedious verity. But hold on, how can that be? The oracle of the humanities cast out of public discourse, […]The Healing of Philosophy
In this article I want to show you how a few can control the masses. They don’t need tanks or soldiers, they do it through the mind. Fear has been the power tool par excellence for thousands of years, but so has conditioning. This means of mind control causes the masses to think and act […]The World a True Truman Show – Open Your Eyes
The internet, Google, Wikipedia and social media has made crime of dilettantes a common phenomenon The crime of dilettantism is rising in this modern age of information and technology No one knows a thing but claims to know everything Do we need Socratic method to be reinforced of saying “I know that I know nothing” […]Dilettantism “A Crime of Modern Age”
Whether animals do think remains a subject work within the science community. It is more known that animals operate by instinct if such word alone refers to those animal behaviours outside the operation of mere instinct, such as some behaviours displayed by common animals like the dog. To think like a goat is a metaphor […]Think Like A Goat Feeds