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'Action Philosophers': Two Millennia of Philosophy in Comic Form

<i>A comic book brings philosophy to eye-popping, exquisitely drawn life.</i><p>Evil Twin Comics<p>A Poetic Antidote to City Life<br>• Affection, In Cartoon Form<br>• Animated Primers on Religions<p>Graphic nonfiction has established itself as a storytelling medium for educational entertainment and entertaining education, …

Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each

From the fine folks at the Open University comes 60-Second Adventures in Thought, a fascinating and delightfully animated series exploring six famous thought experiments.<p>The Paradox of the Tortoise and Achilles comes from Ancient Greece and explores motion as an illusion:<p>The Grandfather Paradox …

Why Facebook and Twitter are the virtual Panopticons of our time

<i>The Panopticon and the native American Potlatch ceremony are the yin and yang of social media gift economics, writes Dr Tim Rayner, driving and</i> …

See the Homes and Studies of Wittgenstein, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche & Other Philosophers

Philosophers are quirky creatures. Some become household names, in certain well-educated households, without anyone knowing a thing about their …

12 Types Of Food Improved By Famous Philosophers

Foodlosophy gives you literal food for thought. I think, therefore I ham.<p>HT "Heidegger's hamburgers" nerd.

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The Greatest Philosopher of Them All, According to GoogleCritical

Google auto-complete can often give one insight into the bizarre, bigoted ways of the internet. So much so that UN Women decided to use Google’s …

How To Be A Philosopher | Issue 81

Your complimentary articles<p>You’ve read <b>two</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have …

The world's biggest problem is stupidity

The year 2011 has been chock full of idiocy and ignorance. Rick Lewis, editor of the magazine Philosophy Now, looks for people who have stood firm against them.<p>The philosopher Harry Frankfurt claimed in a recent, highly praised book that “one of the most salient features of our culture is that …

Critical Thinking

Philosophy of traffic jams

Photo by Eefa Khalid/Dawn.com<p>The sweat pours down your back, the motorbike that had wedged itself between your side view mirror and the Suzuki pick …

Hitman Finds Morals

Radical thinkers: Alain Badiou's Ethics - video

Alain Badiou is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary French philosophy. In his short book Ethics he attempts to show that the principles of modern liberal democracy reinforces an ideology of the status quo because they provide no understanding of the concept of evil. <b>Peter Hallward</b> of …

Radical thinkers: Max Horkheimer's Critique of Instrumental Reason - video

Max Horkheimer, the influential philosopher and sociologist of the Frankfurt School, is most famous for his work on critical theory. But in his book The Critique of Instrumental Reason he focuses on the values of the Enlightenment, the philosophical project that he argues failed to create a …

Eric Hobsbawn, 1917-2012

Obituary<p>‘He knew everything’ Eric Hobsbawm, 1917–2012<p>Eric Hobsbawm often told the story of his life, saying that it offered an interesting point of …

Radical thinkers: Ludwig Feuerbach on religion - video

Nina Power discusses the impact of the radical philosophy of the German thinker Ludwig Feuerbach. As one of the young Hegelian philosophers in the mid-19th century, he was one of the key influences on Marx. His most influential writings are collected in the Fiery Brook - a play on his own name - in …

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

With his singular blend of physical prowess and metaphysical wisdom, coupled with his tragic untimely death, legendary Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, and filmmaker <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is one of those rare cultural icons whose ethos and appeal remain timeless, …

What Is the Most Philosophical Thing You Have Heard a Child Under the Age of 5 Say?

What pearls of wisdom or profundity have you heard very young children say? Redditor keeril <b>asks this question</b>. Here are some of the best …

Klemen Slakonja as Slavoj Zizek - The Perverted Dance (Cut the Balls)

From Woody Allen To Monty Python: 15 Examples Of Nietzsche Inspiring Comedy (QUOTES, VIDEOS)

What lies beyond good and evil? A great punchline, of course!<p>Yes, the great Friedrich Nietzsche was born on this day in 1844. And while you might not …

BUS STOP³ : the polyphonic truth requires many simultaneous voices

Coke or milk? A philosopher’s perspective

<b>As readers of FoodNavigator-Asia, we are all acutely aware that we play a part in an industry with many discussions and debates, and sometimes within</b> …

Hanna Arendt and Jewish intolerance

Autres articles<p>La nouvelle Route de la soie chinoise arrive en Amérique Latine<p>Quand écologie rime avec économies<p>Pourquoi est-il difficile de réformer …

Hannah Arendt on How Bureaucracy Fuels Violence

<i>“Every man has a right over his own life and war destroys lives that were full of promise,”</i> Freud wrote to Einstein in their little-known correspondence about violence and human nature.<p>In her indispensable 1970 book <b>On Violence</b> (<i>public library</i>), the celebrated German-American political theorist</b> …

Britney Spears espouses Marxist theory of labour as value

<b>BRITNEY Spears has admitted her latest single Work Bitch is inspired by the writings of Karl Marx.</b><p>The star has based her latest hit on a lifetime’s …

Famous Philosophers Imagined as Action Figures: Plunderous Plato, Dangerous Descartes & More

Americans do not live in a culture that values philosophy. I could go on about the deep veins of anti-intellectualism that run under the country like …

The Workday Secrets Of The World’s Most Productive Philosophers

Nietzsche, Marx, Kant. Also: lakes, museums, pipes.<p>Haters gonna hate, thinkers gonna think, philosophers gonna philosophize.<p>But <i>how</i> does one philosophize? Would someone whose thoughts would later shape the world shape their days differently than you and I? As Josh Jones notes at Open Culture, the …