iOS app Android app

Philosophy

The Classics and Their Relevance Today

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

"What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books." -- Sigmund Freud History is ...

Phenomenology in the Real World: From Default Thinking to Sensemaking

Max Benavidez | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

By taking the holistic nature of cultural context and its relationship to emotional resonance regarding products and how and why we make decisions, Madsbjerg and Rasmussen developed what they call the sensemaking method.

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Ukraine and the 'Rational Calculus' of War

Paul Grenier | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Paul Grenier

Solovyov's thought may hold the key to resolving this entire conflict. To begin with, his philosophy is by far the most inclusive of the options available to us.

5 Great Ideas From the Travel Book That Changed My Life

Hunter Styles | Posted 05.17.2014 | Books
Hunter Styles

Not many of my friends have heard of Alain de Botton, the author of trim, thoughtful books like How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Consolations o...

Listen to Your Heart: A Misguided Philosophy

Shannon Oliver | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Shannon Oliver

Listen to your heart when it's beating too hard at the gym or when your indigestion makes it clear to hold off on the Indian food for a while. But please don't listen to it when making important decisions unless your brain has spoken its piece, as well.

Love: Who Cares?

Dan Butin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Dan Butin

I am as such much more interested in the question of "how" than of "what." How can we truly hear our students? How do reciprocal partnerships look and work? How do youth engage in their own learning? How is equality sustainability?

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality itself, as explored by cutting-edge theories in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, is giving us hints that we should look at the world through fresh eyes.

Eight Crazy Ideas That Corrupted the World

Dan Agin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Agin

Some of these crazy ideas are no longer so popular in some quarters -- which does not mean much because for every crazy idea that becomes obsolete two more crazy ideas take its place.

Austin, Abraham and Happiness, South by Southwest

Tom Morris | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

I may have just met the happiest man in Texas. I was in Austin for a talk at the University of Texas, right before this year's South by Southwest fest...

The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.06.2014 | College

Dr. Damon Horowitz quit his technology job and got a Ph.D. in philosophy -- and he thinks you should too. "If you are at all disposed to question ...

"The Lord of the Rungs"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have never climbed the corporate ladder because I have acrophobia, which is an irrational fear of being any higher off the ground t...

Why We Should Still Read Plato Today (NEW BOOK)

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

I wanted to use Plato to argue that philosophy makes progress. I wanted to use Plato both to show his relevance but also to show how far we've come since him, not only scientifically but also philosophically.

The End of Religion

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Religion as we have known it is breaking down. The evidence is everywhere we look. It is in the despicable rhetoric and violence of politically-oriented religious extremists, far and near. It is in the scandals and abuses plaguing our current ecclesiastical structures.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 1)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Despite their many divergences, science and philosophy are both led forward by reality. This is inevitable if facts, concepts, axioms, and other mental models are to be reliable.

Jesus Was a Marxist, Not a Theologian

George Elerick | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
George Elerick

Sin, from the Hebrew is chait, one of the functions of this kind of sin was that it was defined individually and singularly, meaning that it wasn't something chronically wrong, but something someone bought into -- an ideology.

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

Is Following Your Religion a Good Way to Live?

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Dirk Hughes

Faith is not reserved for the religious, nor does any religion have a monopoly on it. To the contrary, at one level, faith is a common and important psychological coping mechanism used every moment of our lives to allow us to function as normally as possible.

To See By Common Light

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a scientist, always striving to see outside the tunnel, to apply the proper blend of skepticism and open-mindedness, that I write today to recommend a work of fiction as a source of surprising light.

Some Futurists Aren't Worried About Global Warming or Overpopulation

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

What many environmentalists, journalists and politicians fail to consider when assessing the future is how quickly technological innovation is growing. The future is coming much faster than people realize.

Heidi Howe's Love: Looking for the Same Kind of Crazy

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Music integrates the acts of loving and gives us a broad view, a deep view about our hearts and is apropos to the Valentine sentiment. The hallmark of country is living the good ol' life of the singer.

Strength Training Our Memories

Tom Morris | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What's the single most common complaint in old age? If you can't remember having read this before, then likely you've already got it -- a problem with memory. It's nearly universal at a certain point in life. So, I decided to start working on this whole issue by memorizing lots of stuff. Maybe it's like a muscle, I surmised. Use it or lose it.

The Seahawk Bounce of Super Bowl Success

Tom Morris | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Tom Morris

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and his many players who were formerly unappreciated by the experts in the sport display in their attitude and actions what I consider to be the greatest wisdom that leads to success in any field.

Ken Ham Is a Quack Not a Theologian

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Sean McElwee

The goal is not to defend the absurd idea of young-earth creationism, but rather biblical literalism, the ideology from which fundamentalists draw their strength.

The Essence of Cool

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Anuraag Girdhar

Disclaimer: This article is for humorous purposes only. That being said, any resemblance to the opinions or ideologies of real persons, living or dead...