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WATCH: Why We Need A Digital Sabbath

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

The news is the best distraction ever invented. But, if we pay too much attention to it, we’ll never have the time to daydream, unpack our anxieties...

Inside The World Of Misemployment

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

Whenever unemployment comes down, even if only very slightly, it sounds like really good news. It’s great that productive forces in the economy are ...

The Psychology Of Color

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

Alongside the notes of the musical keyboard and the letters of the alphabet, colours provide the building blocks of our emotions. It is not for nothin...

The Mysterious Great Philosopher Who Will Teach You All About Daoism

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

Little is truly known about the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu (sometimes also known as Laozi or Lao Tze), who is a guiding figure in Daoism (also transl...

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

The Atlantic | Lauren Davis | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. ...

WATCH: Philosophy Explained Through Food

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

Few philosophers have achieved fame as cooks. However, many of their theories can be perfectly explained through the medium of food. Here we inaugurat...

The Philosophy Of Calm

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

There are so many reasons to be frantic, to run from one thing to another, to be pumped high with anxiety and dread. And yet – as we know in our hea...

This Woman Taught Us To Respect Nature

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

There’s nothing very natural about caring for nature. The first and predominant impulse of humans has almost always been to burn the trees, exhaust ...

Why Food Is Therapy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

At the moment, food is highly prestigious. A vast amount of attention is paid to celebrity chefs, dietary advice, new restaurants and cooking shows. W...

This Is What Schools Would Be Like In The Utopia

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

It is almost universally agreed that education is hugely important. But we are not particularly sure what we want from it. Our large commitment to the...

This Dead Dutchman Teaches Us That 'Consumerism' Isn't Always Bad

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

We’re deeply suspicious of the word ‘consumerism’; it’s become a stick with which to beat the modern world. Yet consumerism doesn’t have to ...

Why We Should Focus More On Clouds, Trees And Streams

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

No one, probably, has ever much doubted that these things are nice. Clouds, trees and streams represent nature in its most gentle, tranquil guise. The...

Are You Romantic Or Classical?

Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

We are –- each one of us –- probably more one than the other. The categories explain a lot about us; how we approach nature, what makes us laugh, ...

How Do The Media Scare Us?

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 04.21.2014 | World

Published on Apr 18, 2014 Russell Brand The Trews Ep 38. I give you the true news so you don't have to invest any money in buying newspapers tha...

Philosophy Storms Business

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

It doesn't from a distance seem as if philosophy and business would have anything to say to one another. Businesses are concerned with meeting strict ...

When An Art Museum Transforms Into A Cathedral

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

The world's big national museums are deeply glamorous places. We keep quiet in their hallowed halls, we wander the galleries in reverence, we look at ...

The Philosophers' Guide To Calm, Part 3

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

Nowadays, almost all of us wish we could be calmer. It's one of the distinctive longings of the modern age. Across history, people have tended to seek...

The Philosophers' Guide To Calm, Part 2

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.26.2014 | World

Nowadays, almost all of us wish we could be calmer. It's one of the distinctive longings of the modern age. Across history, people have tended to seek...

Dow Jones And GDP Figures Are Doing Great -- But Tell Us Far Less Than They Claim

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average started on Monday at 16,162.70 and rose and fell each day. It surged on Friday towards 16,400 but fell back...

Inside The Soul Of Angela Merkel

Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

Angela Merkel has just embarked on a third term as Chancellor of Germany - the most robust economy in the developed world and the country with the mos...

Inside The Soul Of Russell Brand

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

The Philosophers' Mail has secured access to the inner lives, the souls if you like, of some of the most famous and influential people on the planet. ...