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How to be happy: Aristotle's 11 guidelines for a good life

People often ask "What should I do?" when faced with an ethical problem. Aristotle urges us to ask "What kind of person should I be?"<br>Read More

Aristotle

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More

Faced with the question, “who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?,” I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, “in respect to …

The Resume Template that Went Viral

<i>HOW Design Live 2018 is happening in Boston. Will you be there?</i> <i><br>Register by Feb. 1 for the best price.</i>The Behance portfolio site, founded by …

Graphic Design

6 fantastic editorial designs and what we can learn from them

Whether you’re designing a newspaper, newsletter, magazine or digital publication, the principles of good editorial design and layout are universal. …

Milton Glaser's NYC subway posters aim to bring people together in response to 'Trumpism'

The man behind the iconic 'I Heart NY' design is again reaching out to people on the subway to bring New Yorkers together in Trump's America. Artist …

Posters

25 Profound Quotes from Aristotle On Happiness, Self-Mastery and Mindful Living

Aristotle is one of the top thinkers in history. Though he is often defined as a philosopher, he covered many topics such as biology, zoology, …

Introduction to Philosophy: A Free Online Course

From John Sanders, Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, comes <i>Introduction to Philosophy</i>. In 10 lectures, Sanders' course …

Did Plato’s Republic Predict the Rise of Donald Trump?: A Chilling Animated Video Narrated by Andrew Sullivan

We stand, perhaps, at the threshold of the singularity, that great event when machine intelligence overtakes our own. The writhing of late capitalism …

The Only Guy Who Predicted 2016 Did It in 380 B.C.

Out on the New Years weekend.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian)</i><p>Let us dispel with the notion that Plato wasn't a smart old dude. From <i>The Republic:</i><p>And so tyranny naturally rises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of …

7 Stoic Meditations To Get The Most Out of Today (and Life)

Given the fact that the mere mention of philosophy makes most nervous or bored, “Stoic philosophy” on the surface sounds like the last thing anyone …

The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started

The starting point of any new pursuit is critical. Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student. …

Writing

34 Brilliant Graphic Design and Paper Ads From the '60s

From the likes of Paul Rand and Bob Gill, here are the vintage graphic design ads from Print magazine, circa 1960s.

100 Years of Color: Beautiful Color Combinations of the 20th Century

Bright, psychedelic colors are reminiscent of the 1960s and ’70s, while pink, black and teal smack of the ’50s. Of course, everyone associates color …

Graphic Design

Hilary Putnam and the mind of Aristotle

Few people have influenced contemporary philosophy of mind as profoundly as the late Hilary Putnam. One of his best known contributions was the …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

Consciousness

50 Inspirational Quotes from Dalai Lama Will Instantly Help You Live a Happier Life

A principal monk Tibetan Buddhism, the current Dalai Lama became a political leader at the tender age of fifteen. As the longest lama holding the …

Legends in Advertising: Mad Man David Ogilvy

Perhaps one of the best parts of Mad Men is the surplus of hat tips and Easter Eggs it throws to its real-life industry source material. Sometimes …

Legends in Advertising: Bill Bernbach, the Original Don Draper

All images and ads on this page courtesy of DDB.<p>Lately we’ve been taking a look back at the greats in the business.<p>If you’ve ever poked around in …

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

89 Essential Quotes About Design

Though quotes may often be contradictory, presented out of context and preserved over the years like a bad game of telephone, I’ve long been obsessed …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

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The Absurd Philosophy of Albert Camus Presented in a Short Animated Film by Alain De Botton

What is the meaning of life? This may sound simplistic or naïve, especially in relation to much contemporary philosophy, which assumes the question …

Inside Out: a crash course in PhD philosophy of self that kids will get first

When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing philosophical issues of them all: the self.<p>Inside Out review – high IQ family …

Animation

Pre-Socratics: A Painless Introduction

A Painless Introduction<p>This is a short book about pre-Socratic philosophers for people who care more about the central questions of philosophy …