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Philosophy

This Is The Ideal News Of The Future

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.11.2014 | Home

The news is the most powerful and prestigious force in contemporary society, replacing religion as the touchstone of authority and meaning. It is usua...

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

7 Questions That Will Keep You Curious

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

“It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize,” Aristotle, the renowned Greek philosopher and scientist, o...

This Is The Government Of The Future

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home

For hundreds of years now, humans have tended to believe that the best sort of government is one which leaves its citizens maximally ‘free’. We’...

The Boat People

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

My friend, Susan, has a great philosophy of life. On a morning walk, she explained her boat metaphor to me. Susan waved her hands slightly to imita...

Killing Shadows

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

In the relief of the shade, or rather, in our mixed shadows, we are one. Nature has deemed it so. Be it in Gaza... be it in Israel... be it Sunni or Shiite, these are like a boy throwing rocks at his own shadow; a boy throwing rocks at himself.

Why Love Is Not All We Need

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.27.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Have you been paying attention to the news lately? If so, I'm sure some of it has depressed you. Just as history has made us believe that the human race has made progress, reality will tell you the awful truth that we have not come that far at all.

Shocking News About Wisdom

Tom Morris | Posted 09.27.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Any day that you've accumulated a new piece of wisdom is a successful day, the most certain support there can be for a truly successful life.

This Is What Schools Would Be Like In The Utopia

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home

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...

4 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Jean-Paul Sartre

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home

Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905. His father, a navy captain, died when he was a baby – and he grew up extremely close to his mother until she rema...

Is Not Wanting Kids Selfish?

Bret Spears | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Bret Spears

People have had children to secure marriages and to save them, to bolster an identity and belong, to vouchsafe their virility, out of blind Darwinian compulsion and entirely by accident

How We Treat Others

Tom Morris | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

How we treat others is really in the end how we treat ourselves. Our outer conduct always has inner results. In a great little passage from Shakesp...

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

4 Problems Stoicism Can Help Us With

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society...

'Boards Don't Hit Back' and Other Bruce Lee Wisdom

Carl Phillips | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Bruce Lee continues to be an inspiration to millions long after his untimely passing. While better known for his amazing martial arts ability, incredible physical prowess and acting Bruce was also a philosopher. He was a free thinker who read and studied the work of the philosophical greats but then formed his own views.

Minorities, State Violence, and the Price of Self-Respect

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Violence is not the most effective way to respond to injustice, but self-respecting individuals taking a stand together against injustice is. This is a price we all can afford. The question is do we respect each other enough to believe that others and ourselves are worth it?

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?" British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in ...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Space Around Thoughts -- Mind the Gap

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life. Running here and there. Preoccupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time pass...

Interview With a Philosopher: The Grand Finale, Part Two

Tom Morris | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What can death tell us about life? Could it potentially provide important hints and suggestions about who we really are, and what the overall context ...

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.

Where To Go On Holiday -- And Why

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.30.2014 | Home

Going travelling is one of the most exciting pastimes of all. It’s up there with love in terms of the happiness it can bring – though, unlike love...

The Very Short Tale of the Hare on the Chair

Tom Morris | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

"Where is the hare?" "Oh, no! On the chair!" "You swear?" "Over there!" "With his nails and his bunny tail bare?" "You care?" "Oh yes! Beware! An Impe...

Philosophy You Can Use: The Ancient, Practical Wisdom in Stoic Thinking

Ryan Holiday | Posted 08.27.2014 | Home
Ryan Holiday

Philosophy is not just about talking or lecturing, or even reading long, dense books. In fact, it is something men and women of action use -- and have used throughout history -- to solve their problems and achieve their greatest triumphs.

Yo! Yeah, You. Yo!

Tom Morris | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

Things are not always what they appear. Something can seem to be sheer genius to some, and massive stupidity on a monumental scale to others.