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7 Photos That Explain Why Cookie Monster Is The 21st Century Philosopher

By Harold Holger,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1D5przP<p>Cookie Monster, with such poise and dignified grace, has entertained us, both young and old, …

What Plato and Aristotle Did Not Know (But Luther Did)

Faith in Christ’s promise, not works of the law, alone saves. But we will have to be very careful, since the word “faith” is one of the most abused …

Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling

It often seems as though religion is bigger than ever, being at the root of so many of the world's conflicts, but philosopher and author of <i>Against</i> …

Philosophy

2,500 years later, the hottest new management guru is Confucius

When CEOs are looking for guidance, they might read Jack Welch, listen to Warren Buffett or study Steve Jobs. But there is another management guru who should get more attention inside corporate suites: Confucius<p>Sure, the Chinese philosopher espoused his doctrine 2,500 years ago—long before …

Confucius

Why Hollywood Tells Us the Future Will Suck

It is now easier for us to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.<p>According to commercial Hollywood, the future's going to blow. Take a peek inside any blockbuster set in the future and humanity's prospects look dire. Where sci-fi once thrilled audiences with predictions of …

Philosopher Peter Singer Discusses Effective Altruism | News | The Harvard Crimson

Promoting his new book “The Most Good You Can Do,” philosopher Peter A. D. Singer spoke about the philosophy behind effective altruism and ways to …

Harvard

Banner Photo #125: Philosopher Alan Watts On The Question "What If Money Didn't Matter?"

In the Western World, the words “freedom” and “capitalism” are often used interchangeably. This synonymity, of course, began with The American …

Godel’s theorems & the limits of reason

Godel’s theorems on the incompleteness and undecidability of mathematical systems are among the deepest and most significant discoveries of the 20th …

Aristotle, HBR. and Me

Excellence is a habit.<p>I love it when the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> agrees with me. A recent HBR blog post by Scott Edinger focuses on, “Three Elements …

What These 5 Greek Philosophers Can Teach Us About Business

True wisdom is eternal. Even though the great Greek philosophers lived in much different times, some things never change. It’s not difficult to apply …

Aeon | a world of ideas

Too many depictions of autistic people rely on tired clichés. The neurotypical world needs to take note of our own voices

Amazon’s ultimate product? Monopoly

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including why Amazon launches new products, the benefits of religion and the threat of a potentially catastrophic volcano.<p><b>Environment</b> | Volcanoes and climate<p>If aliens were watching the Earth through telescopes during 1815, they would …

Peter Thiel

How Compatible Are Science And Spirituality?

Are science and spirituality compatible? Before attempting to answer that question, let us ask, what is science? Science is a systematic body of …

Distorting Putin's Favorite Philosophers

Amid the endless demonization of Russian President Putin, David Brooks and other upscale U.S. pundits have taken to misrepresenting the views of …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

Atheism

Haphazard Preview for a Game You’ll Never See

A point that is often overlooked within any discussion of baseball — whether it’s in print or amongst friends — is how utterly and entirely <i>useless</i> …

Mexico City

25 Quotes from ‘Star Trek’ Space Philosopher Captain Kirk

There are two types of people in this world — those who love William Shatner as the “Priceline Negotiator,” and those who love him as space …

10 Confucius Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Here we have compiled 10 of our favorite Confucius quotes. Confuciuswas a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher.<p>Throughout history, …

Science fiction: philosophy in fancy dress?

Looking back, I think I have always understood that science fiction is philosophy in fancy dress. My favourite science fiction stories are the ones …

Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” Suggest He Was a Serious Anti-Semite, Not Just a Naive Nazi

German philosopher Martin Heidegger, widely considered one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, was a Nazi, a fact known to most …

ALORE

The Imperialistic, Elitist, and Foolish Scientism of Neo-Atheism

I’ll confess, I grow weary of neo-atheism. There is this constant mantra of “<i>if we are to be smart and open-minded, then we must be scientistic.”</i> …

The Secret Pastimes of 7 Famous Philosophers

<b>By Jared McSwain</b><p>Philosophers are often depicted as calculated and cerebral, lost in thought, meditating on the deeper meaning of life with head …

Helena Hauff talks philosophy, politics and expecting the unexpected

<b>It’s about 5.30am, and the club’s pretty busy.</b><p>Thundering out of the PA is a single kick drum, scoured with nauseating waves of distortion, and the …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

FIVE TALES OF GOOD AND EVIL

Today being World Book Day, I am publishing five extracts from my book The Quest for a Moral Compass, that explore five books from the ancient and …