Category Archives: philosophy

Laughter is vital | Aeon

Emily Herring is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Ghent in Belgium. She is the co-editor of The Past, Present, and Future of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (2019). A Catholic nun and a young Hispanic immigrant in Central … Continue reading

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How to Read Walter Benjamin

On his 127th birthday, I discuss the brief history and importance of Walter Benjamin.

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Money and modern life | Aeon

Alt-Berlin, Waisenstraße (1927) by Hans Baluschek. Courtesy of the Märkisches Museum, Berlin/Wikipedia   Daniel Lopez is a contributing editor at Jacobin magazine and an honorary research associate at La Trobe University, with the Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political … Continue reading

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Nature Consciousness in Native American Religion | Jerry Flexer Writes

This exploration of Native American traditions proposes a diagnosis for the disconnect modern humans experience from nature and considers traditional Native practices as potential therapy people might take up to heal the rift. The Native American “way of being in … Continue reading

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In praise of aphorisms | Aeon

Andrew Hui is associate professor in literature at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. He is the author of The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature(2016) and A Theory of the Aphorism(2019).   A typical university course in the history of philosophy surveys … Continue reading

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How To Be Alone | 4 Healthy Ways

It’s very important that people know how to spend their time alone in a healthy way, and not seeing it as a punishment but rather as an opportunity to grow as a person.

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Diogenes: The Philosopher Who Urinated on People (The Less You Want, The Happier You’ll Be)

Diogenes strongly opposed social values and institutions, because, according to him, these are at odds with human nature. He believed that human society infused us with all kinds of unnatural desires that are not only obsolete but also prevent us … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell – Great Interview with John Chandos – 1961

Speaking Personally: Earl Bertrand Russell. 1961. Interview with John Chandos. Recorded on 11-12 April 1961 at Bertrand Russell’s house in North Wales. List of Topics: Childhood and Earliest Memories Life Begins at Cambridge Eccentrics and Personages Robert Browning and Alfred … Continue reading

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Friedrich Nietzsche by Bertrand Russell

 

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Does Consciousness Require a Radical Explanation? | Episode 1804 | Closer To Truth

Does consciousness require a radical explanation? What causes consciousness? Our inner sense of awareness is at once most mundane and most bizarre. No explanation makes sense. Here are three novel candidates for explaining consciousness. Featuring interviews with Giulio Tononi, David … Continue reading

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