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The Most Important Philosophy Books Ever Written

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the world’s leading philosophers, and there has been a subsequent plethora of book recommendations. …

66 Life Lessons From Friedrich NIETZSCHE

LIFE LESSONS from my motivational life-coach– Friedrich Nietzsche: 1. The will to power is the will to live Don’t cower under suffering. Rather, know …

List: Top Nietzsche Quotes, Tweaked by Disgruntled Employees

We love life work, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving dying.<p>God Morale is dead.<p>In every real man full-time employee …

Man doesn't want happiness, says Nietzsche

Everybody wants to be happy, right? Who doesn’t? Sure, you may not want to sacrifice everything for pleasure, but you certainly want to enjoy …

Happiness

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writing with Style (1882)

salacious speculation and intellectual drama in film and on the page for the amount of romantic attention she attracted from European intellectuals …

A 70-year-old existential text captures the psychology behind the alt-right troll

The emergence of a white supremacist “alt-right” movement is a deeply disturbing moment in US politics, and commentators are struggling to make sense of what motivates and how to define the group. But for insightful analysis on the psychology behind the alt-right’s trolling and bigotry, some of the …

Existentialism: Crash Course Philosophy #16

The Trolley Cart Problem & Moral Decisions

Many of us feel we have a good understanding between right and wrong; between good and bad. Yet, things are never so black and white. A great example …

Harvard

Philosophy News | Welcome to Philosophy News

Beware the grammar bullies! Morality and language are linked, argued Ursula K. Le Guin. But morality and correctness are not the same thing<p>Beware the …

Would you ditch your therapist for a “philosophical counselor”?

Instead of going to traditional psychotherapists for advice and support, growing numbers of people are turning to philosophical counselors for particularly wise guidance. These counselors work much like traditional psychotherapists. But instead of offering solutions based solely on their …

Women in philosophy speak out against sexism

In light of recent political events, people across the country have raised concerns about treatment of women — even in the world of philosophy.<p>As …

A brief history of languages

Why a new language every 6 months<p>“Hey, you know, Elixir is an amazing functional language. I am really liking it”, said an enthusiastic me to show …

Reason In Our Dark Time

Interview by Richard Marshall.‘<i>A great deal of our math, science, philosophy, and everyday behavior presupposes that stability and equilibria are the</i> …

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 …

30 of The Most Profound Quotes From Plato

In history, there have been fewer minds more brilliant than that of the Greek philosopher, Plato.<p>I mean, consider a man who was the student of …

The team behind Siri have a new idea: a voice-controlled personal assistant – linked to all your devices – that will take care of your every need<p>So I’ve arrived late at the office of Viv, an artificial intelligence company based in San Jose, California. I missed my train from San Francisco after …

Artificial Intelligence

15 of history's greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness

'There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path' -- Gautama Buddha, alive around 500 BC.<p><i>Jonathan Choe / Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons</i> …

The Value of the Handwritten Letter

Shutterstock.com<p>In an age where letters appear instantly at the tap of a key, why take up pen and paper?<p>Because the archaic will always have a place. …