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Philosophy

It's Better To Be Kind, Than It Is To Be "Right."

Zac Thompson | Posted 06.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

We've created a culture where everyone feels entitled to comment on everything. We've become disinterested in gaining knowledge for knowledge's sake. ...

Killing Yourself Too Late -- Rearranging The Psychic Furniture With Nihilist Emil Cioran

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall How does this thought hit you: "I live only because it is in my power to die whenever I want; without the idea of suicide...

Tyranny of "Slippery Slope" Arguments

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Saleem H. Ali

The violent murder of innocent civilians by Omar Mateen, a psychotic and ideologically deranged individual, has led to further polarization in American politics. It has also opened up the wounds that so many citizens in the LGBTQ community have suffered at the hands of sanctimonious ideologies.

Childbirth Censorship: Women, Culture and the Silent Battle

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Francis Sanzaro

Countless women have had their accounts shut down, or downright cancelled because they posted "pornographic" or "obscene" material. What, exactly, did these women post? Images of labor

Addicted To One God

Mark Schmanko | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Mark Schmanko

My point is that whatever is real and compelling about god-talk, it's approached far more adequately with plural language, plural deities, plural visions, even plural realities, all of which can expand our spiritual imagination to better understand and engage religion and spirituality in its wild, deep and powerful diversity today.

Does Reality Bite? Philosophy, Ecology and the "End of the World"

Mark Schmanko | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Mark Schmanko

Such questions, though obviously not meant to be taken literally, point to a profoundly significant phenomenon, one made possible by the virtue or curse (take your pick) of the epoch of the hyperobject.

Ramadan 2016 Day Two: Should We Donate to Religion?

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

I want to fall asleep on that carpet As soon as we walked into the Diyanet Mosque we were transported to a different world. Men in kufis and women in...

Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra -- Struggle For Survival

Lena Hades | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

The most unpleasant truth that many parents are afraid to say to their children is that most people are evil and they do not like each other. Nietzsc...

The Limitless Self

Petros Koublis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

"Viscera" Attica, Greece | image by petroskoublis.com ● There is no past, no future. There is only experience. The present is the umbilical cord...

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

Martha Nussbaum and Anger, Apologies, and Forgiveness

Randall Horton | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Randall Horton

Over the years, I've spent a considerable amount of time discussing anger, apologies, and forgiveness with therapists and survivors of child abuse and...

What Really Matters

Mary Paleologos | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Paleologos

It's our inherent birth right to live in joy, abundance and peace. This can only come about when we dare to stand up, embrace our shadow selves, love all of it and then, from this place, begin to walk the path of healing ourselves, our family, our community and our world.

Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra -- Blindness

Lena Hades | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

This is a graphic work from the series 'Thus spoke Zarathustra' created by me in 2009. I dedicated this graphic series to Franco Volpi. He was Italian...

Religion and Algorithms: The Showdown of the Century

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Francis Sanzaro

Thus far, algorithms have upended every sector of our society, beginning with transportation (how we tap to hail a "taxi"), consume media (get movie recommendations), love (dating website "matches"), finance (algorithmic traders), and, quite frankly, the list goes on.

A Disappointment

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rajan Thapaliya

Disappointments have been the source of the greatest genius, inventions, creations and successes. Disappointments force us to think, look, listen and make radical changes in our lives.

Behind the Absurd Popularity of Trolley Problem Memes

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Linch Zhang

The internet is no stranger to sudden bursts of popularity. From the hundreds of millions of views of Rebecca Black's Friday to the million of fans o...

A Walk On the Schuylkill River

Paul Bagga | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Bagga

In Sikhism, it is said that one's life is not fully tested until he has overcome a tough challenge. In my case, this is not only fighting illness but also decluttering my mind. My approach to doing this is focused on reading, writing, enjoying the interconnectedness of nature and appreciating the beautiful present time.

Is Buddhism a Philosophy or a Religion?

Nicholas Liusuwan | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion
Nicholas Liusuwan

A common debate among people in modern times, especially among westerners, is that Buddhism is not a religion -- but a philosophy or way of life. This of course, is something people are divided on and really depends on various technicalities in how one defines religion.

A Conversation With Vishal Sikka

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

Dr. Vishal Sikka is a champion of technology, and clearly sees it as an amplifier of human potential. He wants to use software in purposeful ways to address some of the biggest challenges of our times.

Freethinkers, Reason, and Religion

Michael W. Austin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

The forced dichotomy between faith and reason is a false dichotomy. Many define faith as belief without or apart from evidence, but historically and philosophically this is a flawed definition.

Madonna and Nietzsche: Herstory in History

Lena Hades | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

"I only attack causes that are victorious -- in some cases I wait until they are victorious," -- this is a quote from the last book written by philoso...

Eastern and Western Philosophy

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 05.25.2016 | Religion
Rajan Thapaliya

There's no substantial difference in either world or philosophy. Irrespective of religion, nationality, skin color, every region has different people tuned to various frequencies like goodness, passion or ignorance. These three modes are present in people, both in the eastern and western world.

Philosophy's Bad Rap and a Slightly Better One

Tom Morris | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

Philosophy has a bad reputation as remote from the world--arcane, esoteric and impractical. And you can certainly philosophize in that way. But I don'...

OSHO- A Vision of An Enlightened Master

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Rajan Thapaliya

Osho is the most dynamic masters in the history of modern spirituality. He had inside out knowledge of spiritual science and process of connecting with the masters.

High-Impact Philosophy: Making the World a Better Place

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define change.